Thank you to those of you who submitted registrations for Region Band and All-State Jazz Band! Video recordings of the auditions will need to be done through an app called HeartOut. This is available for iOS and Android devices and is a free download. In early December, you will receive the log-in information for each student you have registered.
Below is some preliminary information concerning our use of the app:
- The video audition MUST be recorded within the app. Users cannot record it via a separate platform and upload it into the app.
- Students must record their audition in one take (you can’t do one video for scales, another for chromatic, and a third for solos).
- A portion of the app allows students to practice taking videos to test out sound and video qualities. Once the student is ready, they will enter the official audition portion of the app. In this part of the app, students will have five attempts at a video recording. Once those attempts are met, students will be required to choose one of those five videos.
Students will NOT have log-in access to the HeartOut app for region and jazz auditions until December, and everyone has received their log-in credentials.
Before this, we will be sending how-to videos to all directors to ensure a positive experience for all involved.
Until then, encourage your students to practice. Remember, region auditions only consist of the following:
Region Winds – Scales, Chromatic Scale, Solo
Region Percussion – Card A Rudiments, Buzz Roll, Snare Solo, Card A Scales, Mallet Solo
Region Timpani – fp roll, solo tuning, and solo
Specific audition requirements are outlined on Bandlink and within the provisional chapters for All-State and Jazz available in the Director’s Area.
Directors will judge Region Band auditions on January 23, 2020.
Directors will judge All-State Auditions on February 6, 2020, at Lexington High School.
HeartOut for SCBDA will be accessible by login starting Monday, December 7th, 2020, to submit recordings for Region Band auditions and All-State Jazz Auditions.
The submission window will close on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at 11:59 pm EST for region band auditions and Saturday, January 30, 2021, at 11:59 pm EST for All-State Jazz and All-State Concert Band auditions.