NCDA Honor Band

Congratulations to the following students for making the NCDA Regional Honor Band:

HIGH SCHOOL HONOR BAND

PICCOLO - Emily Bonebright-1st chair

FLUTE - Sarah Parenti-5th chair, Alexis Gibson-8th chair, Marissa Jonagan-11th chair, Kimberly Segura-12th chair, Lauren Choate-1st Alternate

OBOE - Ryann Johnson-1st chair, Regan Jones-1st Alternate

Bb CLARINET - Taylor Jones-1st chair, Jackson Bearer-9th chair, Maloree Morris-10th chair, Sam Hjelm-15th chair, Elaine McKenzie-16th chair, Daniel Shahwan-17th chair (also 1st chair Bass Clarinet), Tylar Werternberger-1st Alternate, Andrew Isaac-3rd Alternate,

BASS CLARINET - Sheridan Shield-2nd Alternate

ALTO SAX - Derek Huang-2nd chair, Kate Omstead-4th chair (also 2nd chair tenor & 1st chair bari), 

TENOR SAX - Zach Hallman-1st Alternate

TRUMPET - Sean Melton-2nd chair, Anahuac Contreras-3rd chair, Jack Lollis-7th chair, Shea Adolph-1st Alternate, Grant Mullican-6th Alternate

TROMBONE - Ethan Hartman-2nd chair, Eric Chen-7th chair, Michael Laningan-8th chair, Ramsie Watson-1st Alternate

EUPHONIUM - Kevin Glynn-2nd chair

PERCUSSION - Aidan Henderson-2nd chair

 

JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL HONOR BAND

FLUTE - April Garcia-8th chair

CLARINET - Jaydn Wenrick-4th chair, Erin Ranta-7th chair, Amelia Lollis-9th chair

BASS CLARINET - Dylan Borchert-3rd chair

TRUMPET - Nathan Ganeshasundaram-1st Alternate

FRENCH HORN - Rori Johsnon-8th chair, Maddox Kuehnert-3rd Alternate

EUPHONIUM - Grant Adamson-3rd chair

TUBA - Joel Camacho-4th chair, Quentin Koeninger-5th chair

Honor Band Clinic Information:

Each student is to pay $25.00 Hotel Fee. Check or Cash is acceptable. Cash should be exact change (Mr. Hillock cannot and will not make change) and in an envelope marked with your name. Checks should be made out to Jenks Band. The fee is due on or before Thursday, December 13th. Students may want to include their NCDA hotel fee payment at the same time as OMEA final round auditions - even though the deadlines are two different dates. Students may use their trip account to pay for the hotel. Requests to do this must be sent to Jennifer Betancourt by Thursday, December 6th.

Students should regularly and dilligently practice honor band music so as to be prepared for group rehearsals. These rehearsals are intended for the group to learn to play as an ensemble, experience quality literature, enjoy the honor band experience, and give a top quality performance on Saturday afternoon. In order for this to occur, students must learn the notes, rhythms, and dynamics prior to the honor band clinic.

Alternates should also practice their music and pack a suitcase in case they are called up at the last minute. It is not unusual for this to happen. More often than not, the call happens late the night before or the morning of the clinic.

Complete Trip Itinerary and Information.

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General Audition Information

Auditions are Saturday, November 3rd, Owasso High School - Main Campus

Each student/family is responsible for transportation to and from the audition site as transportation is NOT provided by Jenks Public Schools. (The only other event where transportation is not provided is District Solo & Ensemble Contest in early March at Sapulpa High School).

The Owasso High School Campus is located at 12901 East 86th St. North, it is the campus that is directly south of the football stadium. Vehicles may park on the West side of the building. Everyone should enter through the NORTH Doors (doors directly south of the stadium endzone). The classrooms in this building will be used for audition rooms. The HS Gym will be used for the warm-up area. NO PLAYING IN THE HALLS. 

A food concession area will be available in the North Commons area. Owasso asks us to take care of their facilities so that NCDA may continue to have use of the building. Food and drink should not be taken out of the commons area. Results will be posted in the commons area as well.

Junior High Audition Information - 9th grade students

Playing order will be randomly selected by computer and POSTED IN THE WARMUP AREA @ 8:30 am. Auditions begin @ 9:00 am. Students should go there FIRST. When students go to the tryout room they will sign in next to their number before trying out. If for some reason a student must play early or late, they ABSOLUTELY WILL NOT change numbers. Students should not go to the room and ask the monitor for their number. They should go to warm-up to check for themselves. Tryout material will be posted by each room at that time. Students should report to their audition rooms early so that the tryout procedure may run more smoothly. NO DELAYING TACTICS! Scales are part of the auditions but it is not required for them to be memorized. Listed below are the rooms and start times for each instrument. An asterisk indicates approximate time that auditions begin.

 INSTRUMENT  ROOM #  TIME
 Flutes 5  *10:00 AM
 Oboes 9  *11:45 AM
 Bassoon 7  *10:40 AM
 Bb Clarinet 3     9:00 AM
 Bass Clarinet 7    *9:50 AM
 Alto Sax 122  *10:50 AM
 Tenor Sax 1  *12:00 PM
 Bari Sax 7  *11:30 AM
 Trumpet 121     9:00 AM
 French Horn 117  *11:00 AM
 Trombone 124     9:00 AM
 Euphonium 125  *11:15 AM
 Tuba 124  *11:40 AM
 Snare Perc Room     9:00 AM
 Keyboard Band 2     TBA
 Timpani Band 3     TBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior High Audition Information - 10th-12th grade students

Playing order will be randomly selected by computer and POSTED IN THE WARMUP AREA. Students should go there FIRST. Draw times, cuts, and scales will be posted for Flute, Piccolo, Bb Clarinet, and Trumpet @ 11:30 am with auditions beginning at 12:00 Noon. For all other instruments, draw times, cuts, and scales will be posted by 1:00 pm with auditions beginning at 1:30 pm. When students go to the tryout room they will sign in next to their number before trying out. If for some reason a student must play early or late, they ABSOLUTELY WILL NOT change numbers. Students should not go to the room and ask the monitor for their number. They should go to warm-up to check for themselves. Tryout material will be posted by each room at that time. Students should report to their audition rooms early so that the tryout procedure may run more smoothly. NO DELAYING TACTICS! Scales are part of the audition but it is not required for them to be memorized. Listed below are the rooms and start times for each instrument. An asterisk indicates approximate time that auditions begin.

 INSTRUMENT  ROOM #  TIME
 Piccolo 258    *3:30 PM
 Flute 258     12:00 PM
 Oboe 5     1:30 PM
 Bassoon 5    *2:30 PM
 Eb Clarinet 5    *3:20 PM
 Bb Clarinet 260     12:00 PM
 Bass Clarinet 1     1:30 PM
 Contra Clarinet 1    *2:40 PM
 Alto Sax 117     1:30 PM
 Tenor Sax 1    *3:15 PM
 Bari Sax 117    *3:45 PM
 Trumpet 259     12:00 PM
 French Horn 122     1:30 PM
 Trombone 118     1:30 PM
 Euphonium 124     1:30 PM
 Tuba 124    *3:30 PM
 Snare Perc Room     1:30 PM
 Keyboard Band 2     1:30 PM
 Timpani Band 3     1:30 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please be aware of some important OMEA rulings, which will affect this year's tryouts:

  • The 50% pass rule for First Round is in effect for sections of four or more. Flutes, clarinets, trumpets, French Horns, and trombones will not follow the 50% rule if larger than the numbers shown in #5.

  • A student can audition for OMEA (not NCDA) on the day of the First Round tryouts with a completed emergency application, fees, and up-to-date membership of the director.

  • Only 21 flutes, 34 clarinets, 23 trumpets, 20 french horns, and 16 trombones can be sent on to the final round from any one district.