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DEADLINE TO SIGN UP: Fri. Dec. 7, 2018 - 11:00pm
DEADLINE TO SELECT REPERTOIRE and HAVE APPROVED BY A DIRECTOR: Fri. Dec. 14, 2018


COMMUNICATION 
the Remind code for this activity is @UhsSoloEns

OSSAA DISTRICT CONTEST EVENT INFO 
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Sapulpa High School
Info Packet from Event Host (PDF)

Transportation to/from this event is on-your-own. 

The exact performance schedule for these events will be unknown until a few days before the event. Please plan to reserve the entire day in your personal schedule.

PERFORMANCE SPACES
Brass 1  Small Band Room  
Brass 2  Woodlawn Theatre
Woodwind 1 Room 305  
Woodwind 2  Room 306
Woodwind 3 Room 308
Percussion Shaw Auditorium


ATTIRE

Dress for performance success (dress nicely: no jeans, sneakers, t-shirts, hats). Guys: shirts tucked in, dark color socks, belt. This is NOT an audition, so the judge WILL see you in person. 

ACCOMPANIMENT (for solos)
Be sure to:
- communicate your performance time to your accompanist.
- find and meet with your accompanist beforehand if at all possible, though he/she may be very busy moving from room to room performing with other soloists.
- PAY your accompanist if you haven't already done so.
If using a pre-recorded accompaniment, be sure to have sufficient playback and amplification devices ready, as these will NOT be provided. If using a phone for playback, be sure it's in airplane mode during the performance, so as not to accept incoming calls, messages, or other notifications.  

PROCEDURAL 
- Performances must exceed 2 minutes 30 seconds not have a duration in excess of 5 minutes. See a director if you need assistance in making a cut. Soloists should also practice the cuts with the accompanist.
- You MUST have the original print music to give to the judge.
- The print music MUST have the measures numbered legibly.
- Marks other than the measure numbers should be erased; consider making a photocopy of the music you've marked prior to erasing the markings.
- Check in to your performance room early; oftentimes the event runs ahead of schedule.
- For memorized solos, move all music stands out of the front of your performing area for maximum visibility of the judge.
- For non-memorized solos, push your music stand down as far as possible for maximum visibility of the judge.
- Prior to performing, be sure to introduce yourself an the title of the music to the judge. Wear a SMILE for this procedure!
- Performances are evaluated by one judge. The judge will see the performance (it's not like a blind audition) and will provide a written critique and rating (1 thru 5, with 5 being 'Superior'). 

SOLOS: RULES & FEES
- Solos must be MEMORIZED to be eligible for a Superior Rating that advances to State.
- Solo repertoire must be a published piece, and must be approved by a band director. DEADLINE to select literature and have approved: Friday, Dec 14. 
- Maximum time: 5 minutes duration. 
- Original music must be used and presented to the contest judge, with measures numbered, at the contest event. Photocopies are not allowed to be given to the judge. Failure to provide the original results in disqualification.
- An ACCOMPANIST (pianist) is required for all brass & woodwinds solo contest entries. Solo repertoire music selection must include accompaniment. The expense of the accompanist is the responsibility of the soloist (typically $25-$40). see list of accompanists
- Contest entry fee for solos: $10.00, deducted from positive student account balances. For accounts at or below a zero balance, entrant must bring cash or check (payable to UBPC), place in a band accounts deposit envelope, and insert into wall mounted drop-safe in the main band office. Fees are non-refundable.

ENSEMBLES: RULES & FEES
- Ensembles are NOT required to be memorized. 
- Maximum time: 5 minutes duration.
- Repertoire must be a published piece, and must be approved by a band director. DEADLINE to select literature and have approved: Friday, Dec 14. 
- Duets are not permitted.
- Original music must be used and presented to the contest judge, with measures numbered, at the contest event. Photocopies are not allowed to be given to the judge. Failure to provide the original results in disqualification.
- Contest entry fee for ensembles: $5 per student for 3-4 members, $4 per student for 5-7 members, $3 per student for 8+ members. Fees will be deducted from positive student account balances. For accounts at or below a zero balance, entrant must bring cash or check (payable to UBPC), place in a band accounts deposit envelope, and insert into wall mounted drop-safe in the main band office. Fees are non-refundable. 

OTHER INFO
- You may want to bring along: phone/charger, $, snacks, bottled water, homework, a book, etc.  
- If you aren't riding this bus back to UHS following the event, be sure to communicate in advance with a director so that the transportation headcount can be adjusted accordingly. 

GOOD LUCK & PLAY WELL!

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