The audition pieces for the 2012-2013 Massachusetts Central District Band have been posted on the
MA Central District Band website.
Central District Band Trumpet Audition Piece
Variations 1 & 2
on pages 301 - 303 in the Arban's Conservatory Method for Trumpet.
The Arban's book should be already familiar to high school trumpet students who are taking
private trumpet lessons
However, this particular theme and variations may not have been part of a high school trumpeter's repertoire up to now.
Central District Band Flute Audition Piece
Concerto in d minor
(Allegro & Andante) on pages 92-93 in
24 Flute Concert Studies
published by Southern Music Company.
Central District Jazz Band Trumpet Audition Piece
Bye, Bye Blackbird
Approaching The Standards (vol 3)
by Willie Hill, Jr. and published by Belwin Jazz.
Massachusetts District Bands
With the assistance of their
private music lesson teachers
MA middle school music students audition for the opportunity to perform with other outstanding students in the Massachusetts Junior District band, string orchestra, jazz band or chorus.
Leading MA high school music students are afforded a similar opportunity to participate in auditions for the Massachusetts Senior District band, string orchestra, jazz band or chorus.
The Music Educators Association divides Massachusetts into five districts.
East Massachusetts is served by the
MMEA Eastern District
The Massachusetts Eastern District includes the towns and cities of
Acton, Bedford, Boston, Boxborough, Brookline, Cambridge, Carlisle, Concord, Dedham, Dover, Framingham, Lincoln, Littleton, Medfield, Millis, Milton, Natick, Needham, Newton, Quincy, Sherborn, Somerville, Sudbury, Waltham, Watertown, Wayland, Wellesley, Westford, Weston and Westwood.
Help With Your Audition Piece
Are you a trumpeter or flutist who would like some help with your district band or district jazz band audition piece?
Over the past 35 years, David has helped hundreds of trumpet and flute students prepare for important auditions.
In addition to weekly lessons, David offers one at a time lessons that may be just what you need for extra help in preparing your audition piece.
The center of Massachusetts is served by the
MMEA Central District
The Massachusetts Central District includes the towns in
Hampden County, Middlesex County, Norfolk County and Worcester County
(with the exception of Petersham which is in the Western District).
The Central District website has a
of the towns they serve.
The south east area of Massachusetts is served by the
MMEA Southeastern District
Finally, West Massachusetts is served by the
MMEA Western District
Each MMEA Massachusetts district has their own auditions, rehearsals and concerts at a local public school.
Massachusetts Association for Jazz Education
The Massachusetts Association for Jazz Education
is dedicated to promoting and providing Jazz Education throughout the state of Massachusetts.
The MAJE hosts yearly contests and festivals throughout Massachusetts.
These are excellent jazz educational opportunities for all MA high school students.
Exceptional high school music students from all over MA can also audition for the
Massachusetts All State
Festival band, orchestra, jazz band or chorus.
The Massachusetts All State 2011-2012 Festival auditions will be held on January 21, 2012.
New Hampshire also has an organization for music educators in the
New Hampshire Music Educators Association
This music education association seeks to improve the quality of music teaching and learning and provide leadership in advocacy for music education in NH.
There is a good amount of competition for the available seats in all of these groups.
The best music students work hard, often with their
private music lesson instructors
, on their solo audition pieces.
Studying, practicing for and going through the audition process by itself is an excellent musical, learning experience.
The Massachusetts Music Educators Association is the MA unit of the
Music Educators National Conference
The MENC is the national association for music education, providing information and resources for all music educators across the country.