New & Returning Woodwind, Brass and Percussion Students- Spring Audition
Students who join the Roswell High School (RHS) Band program will be placed into one of three band classes that meet daily as part of the six-period academic schedule. Unlike middle school band, each of the three band classes is ability-based, and therefore, has a mix of 9th-12th grade students. Most freshmen are placed into Concert Band (intermediate), but some advanced players will be placed into Symphonic Band (advanced) and Wind Ensemble (mastery). Freshmen who play percussion instruments will be placed in the 9th grade Percussion Ensemble Class. All students who sign up for band class will receive class placement materials and information at HMS, CMS and EPMS early in the spring. Band class placement auditions will take place on in early April at your school. The class placement audition is nothing to worry about; we have a place for everyone, regardless of ability or experience. However, we want to ensure that everyone is placed into the correct class.
Current Woodwind, Brass and Percussion Students- Fall Audition
Students will audition for chair placements after the fall concert. Each student will audition with scales and a prepared piece of music given to them in late August. Each student will be judged and graded on tone quality, articulation, pulse, musicianship, rhythmic and note accuracy.
Fall Guard- Spring Audition
All band students and non-band students are eligible to participate in the Roswell High School Colorguard. Members of this group do not have to enroll in a band class. The guard performs with the marching band as an auxiliary unit utilizing flag, rifles, saber and dance. Members are required to attend all rehearsals and performances
Marching Percussion- Spring Audition
To be a member of the marching band percussion section (drumline), all interested students must attend auditions in April at RHS. During these rehearsals, all returning and new members play on their choice of percussion instruments. Music and other materials will be distributed several weeks in advance at HMS/CMS/EPMS. At the end of the two days, a finalized list of participating students and their assigned drum will be posted. This audition is a way to make sure everyone is placed on the instrument to which they are best suited. Percussionists will then be assigned a spot in the front ensemble (mallet percussion, piano or auxiliary percussion) or the marching battery (snare drum, bass drum, or tenors).
Winterguard- Late Fall Audition
All band students and non-band students are eligible to participate in the Roswell High School Winterguard. Members of this group do not have to enroll in a band class. The guard performs with the marching band as an auxiliary unit utilizing flag, rifles, saber and dance. Members are required to attend all rehearsals and performances
Indoor Drumline- Late Fall Audition
All band students who are encouraged to audition. The Roswell Indoor Drumline (RID) will hold an audition in late October/early November. All students are expected to be at every audition.