Twenty-one Cherokee High School instrumental music students auditioned for the 72nd Annual All South Jersey Region III Band & Orchestra auditions on Saturday, December 8th, 2018. Cherokee’s Band Director, Mr. D. Michael Lynch participated in the audition process as manager of the Wind Ensemble. The auditions took place at Absegami High School in Galloway, NJ.
The audition process starts long before the actual audition day. Students, their directors, and their private instructors began studying the audition requirements for his/her specific instrument several months ahead of time. The students spent countless hours learning, practicing, and perfecting each aspect of the audition.
Each student is required to perform all twelve major scales and/or selected percussive rudiments, a chromatic scale, two selected solo excerpts, and a challenging short piece that will be sight-read on the day of the audition. In preparation of the audition, the students met with their directors and participated in mock auditions. These mock auditions gave each student the opportunity to workout nerves by performing for their peers, and also an opportunity to share tactics, strategies, and past experiences with each auditioning participant.
The Directors and music parents are very proud of each auditioning student. Although not every student is accepted into a performing honors ensemble, the experienced gained through the audition process is guaranteed to provide heightened skills in musicianship and invaluable life lessons.
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Students in Cherokee’s Music Department put together over 200 bags of treats for patients undergoing chemotherapy. Senior Emily Davis organized the event.
You MUST get a copy of this: the food book of South Jersey
If you get yourself one coupon book, get a copy of the Food Book of South Jersey, now on sale through the Band Boosters.
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Get yourself a copy at any of the upcoming band events, including the December concerts or Band Booster meetings. Check the Calendar page for dates and times. Or, just email Kim Goffin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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