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It is the intent and purpose of the MACA High School Instrumental Music Department to provide all students with a well-rounded, challenging and focused musical education which can be used and appreciated for life.

 

The Philosophy of the MACA Instrumental Music Department is that the students will gain in the following three areas:

 
               The students will gain knowledge, understanding and skills that will enable them to
               perform in musical ensembles that strives for a constant state of improvement.
 
               The students will gain knowledge, understanding and skills that will enable them to
                appreciate music as an art form and as a necessary part of human existence.
 
               The students will gain knowledge, understanding and skills that will enable them to
               succeed in other areas of their lives.

 

All of us may not turn out to be world-class musicians but we can aspire to be world class people.  Your success is not determined as much by your ability as it is your approach. 

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.
                                               Plato

Below is a list of scales and songs required for an Instrumental Music audition.

7th-8th Grade Band: Bb, Eb, Ab, F, G, C and Chromatic Scale   http://www.dmsband.org/Honorband.htm

Set 1 Etudes

 

7th-8th Grade Piano: All 12 Major Scales, Two Octaves minimum with both hands.  Two contrasting classical compositions.

 

High School Band: All 12 Major Scales/Chromatic Scale and Set 1A, 1B Etudes.  All scales and songs may be found at the following link.

http://www.staband.com/auditionmaterial.html

 

 

Middle School Piano: All 12 Major Scales, Two Octaves with both hands.  Two contrasting classical compositions.

 

High School Piano: All 12 Major Scales, Four Octaves with both hands from “Hanon, The Virtuoso Pianist” (Available at Lafayette Music or online).  Two contrasting classical compositions.