It’s that time of year when the weather starts to get cooler, the leaves begin to change colors, and my students prepare for All-District and All-State. Like every District and State audition I’ve ever experienced, the music is challenging and preparation time is limited. Not to mention, Missouri All-State auditions are extremely well-rounded and require students to audition on each percussion area (Snare, Mallets, Timpani, and Auxiliary Percussion). For those auditioning for the first time, it’s a lot to process. However, it is not impossible. The following are some tips to help prepare:
Organize your time and make a routine.
School has just started. You’re probably in marching band. You probably have lots of homework. You’re probably working a part-time job. Do what you have to do to organize your time. Get a calendar. Mark the audition dates. Figure out a time each day to practice, even if it’s only…
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