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Audition/Placement Assessment

The Spirit of Gold accepts all persons willing to put in the effort to make the band successful. The purpose of the Placement Assessment is to make sure everyone is placed in a role that allows for success without undue stress. SOG moves quickly, and we understand that our members are students. Every year, we have members who have never marched before and quickly become valuable members.

  SUBMIT PLACEMENT ASSESSMENT  

WOODWIND & BRASS

Woodwind & Brass players should submit a video (cell phone works well) of yourself playing the following...

  • 2 Scales (of your choosing)
  • 1 Chromatic Scale (demonstrating your full range)
  • 1 Etude/Excerpt/Piece of Music (approx. 2 minutes in length)

Each component may be a separate video, so attempt as many takes as you need to produce your best work.

Upload the videos to your favorite platform and submit links to your video(s) here .

The deadline to submit Placement Assessments is August 10th, 2022.

If you do not have an instrument available to you, please contact Dr. Morin and we will work out alternate arrangements.

Those who do not submit a recording will be placed in an alternate role until the Placement Assessment is complete.

* If you are a returning member of the Spirit of Gold, you do not need to submit a placement assessment.

** You may use a flute if a piccolo is unavailable, a horn if a mellophone is unavailable, or a tuba if a sousaphone is unavailable.

DRUMLINE

The Spirit of Gold Drumline will hold placement assessments at the start of band camp. Contact us here to request more information and materials.

The Drumline holds preparatory virtual sessions to help interested individuals prepare materials.

COLORGUARD

The Spirit of Gold Guard will hold placement assessments at the start of band camp. Contact us here to request more information and materials.

 

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