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     Honor and Glory  

     

    Are you looking for a challenge or itching to learn more songs?! If so, this group is for YOU! This is an 5th grade only ensemble that has a lot of fun, learning new and exciting song before the school day. It is a great way to start your day and doesn’t require a big time commitment. The auditions will take place in September 2019 (date TBA) before the school day. Your audition piece is “Honor and Glory,” that is located in your summer orchestra packet. Please prepare this song the best you can over the summer. This will be the song that the Chamber Orchestra Ensemble will perform for the MES Veteran’s Day assembly. You are welcome to practice this song with the track above. 

    Below is the scoring rubric used during auditions. You will receive more detailed information in the beginning of the fall. Good luck!

     

    MES Chamber Orchestra Audition Rubric

     

    Category

    1 - Below Basic

    2 - Basic

    3 - Proficient

    4 - Advanced

    Total

    Body Posture

    Proper posture was not demonstrated.

    Feet are flat on the floor, back is straight for only a short amount of time

    Feet are flat on the floor, back is straight for most of the time.

    Feet are flat on the floor, back is straight for the entire time.



    ___ / 4

    Instrument Position

    Proper instrument position was not demonstrated.

    Instrument is supported and held correctly for only a short amount of time.

    Instrument is supported and held correctly for most of the time.

    Instrument is supported and held correctly for the entire time.


    ___ / 4

    Intonation

    Intonation is consistently incorrect.

    Student has a general sense of intonation, but finger placement is inconsistent

    Finger placement is consistent and basic intonation is accurate for most of the notes.

    All notes are consistently accurate..



    ___ / 4

    Note

    Reading

    Student does not read notes without labeling

    Student can read a few notes without labeling

    Student can read most notes without labeling

    Student can read all notes without labeling


    ___/4

    Rhythm

    Student does not maintain a steady pulse.

    Student maintains a steady pulse but does not display a sense of meter, rhythms are inexact for some of the time

    Student maintains a steady pulse and displays a sense of meter for most of the time

    All divisions of the pulse are performed with precision and accuracy for the entire time.



    ___ / 4

    Tone Quality

    Tone quality is not clear or full.

    Tone quality is clear and full for some of the time

    Tone quality is clear and full for most of the time

    Tone quality is clear and full for the entire time


    ___ / 4