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TAMIU Symphonic Band

Dr. James Moyer, Director

 

james.moyer@tamiu.edu

 

FPA 116 B

 

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What is Symphonic Band? The TAMIU Symphonic Band includes both music majors and non-majors that play wind or percussion instruments.

  • Do I get credit? Yes, this counts towards your music degree and for non-music majors, band will satisfy your elective credit in fine arts
  • What if I do not own an instrument? TAMIU provides high quality instruments for all band students to check out each semester
  • When does Symphonic Band meet? Symphonic Band meets Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00-7:15 in PFA 134.
  • What music do we play? The band performs both traditional and new music for band resulting in a challenging and varied concert program.
  • When do we play? The Symphonic Band performs a public concert in the Recital Hall each semester as well as the Fall and Spring Commencement Ceremonies.
  • Do I need to audition? Auditions will be held during the first week of school FALL semester for chair placement within the band. Music will be posted on the Band web page for download by July 10 for the following school year.

    Questions? Contact Dr. Moyer


 Audition Music for 2017-18:

Band auditions Thursday 8/24 starting at 5:00 ALL instruments must audition - Percussion Auditions Tuesday 8/22 starting at 12:30.

Winds should be prepared to play Concert B flat and E flat scales full range, any rhythm.

  • Flute: Bretagne - m. 22-37, 8th note at 108 bpm; Ile de France - m.45-67. 1/2 note at 90 bpm.

  • Oboe: Bretagne - m. 11-27, 8th note at 108 bpm; Ile de France - m.45-67. 1/2 note at 90 bpm.

  • Clarinet: Bretagne - m. 25-37, 8th note at 108 bpm; Ile de France - m.36-67. 1/2 note at 90 bpm

  • Bassoon - Bretagne - m. 51- end, 8th note at 108 bpm; Provence - m. 1-15, 1/4 note at 120 bmp.

  • Alto Sax - Alsace-Lorraine - m. 1-15, 8th note at 108 bpm; Provence - m. 57–69, 1/4 note at 120 bmp.

  • Tenor Sax - Alsace - Lorraine - M. 1-25, 1/4 note at 50 bpm; Normandie - m. 59-78, dotted quarter note at 132 bmp.

  • Horn - Bretagne - m. 1-11, 8th note at 108 bpm;  Ile de France - m.25-36, 1/2 note at 90 bpm

  • Trumpet -  Alsace - Lorraine - M. 75–95, 1/4 note at 50 bpm; Provence - m. 50-60, 1/4 note at 120 bmp.

  • Trombone - Alsace - Lorraine - M. 88–end, 1/4 note at 50 bpm; Provence - m. 50-68, 1/4 note at 120 bmp.

  • Euphonium - Bretagne - m. 10-18, 8th note at 108 bpm; Ile de France - m.13-24. 1/2 note at 90 bpm.

  • Tuba - Alsace - Lorraine - M. 60–81, 1/4 note at 50 bpm; Ile de France - m.10-20. 1/2 note at 90 bpm.

  • Percussion - Snare - #162, Andante 1/4 note at 70 bmp; Allegro - dotted 1.4 at 80 bpm; Prestissimo - 1/2 note (1 measure) at 100 bmp, Marimba - The Premier beginning to B