Audition Information

The 2022-2023 Whitcomb Elementary Music Club will begin meeting every Thursday from 3:30-5:00 PM beginning October 6, 2022. This club is only open to 4th and 5th graders at this time. All meetings will be in the Music Room. Below is the information regarding the expectations of participants in the Whitcomb Music Club. Once selected, each student will be required to return an information packet and teacher recommendations (provided upon time of selection). 

Whitcomb Music Club is a new school-based music program which incorporates musical practices of Show Choir and Modern Band. Modern band is a fairly new form of music education from the Little Kids Rock organization which utilizes popular music as its central canon. Styles that are studied include rock, pop, reggae, hip-hop, rhythm & blues, electronic dance music, and other contemporary styles as they emerge. At Whitcomb, we hope to merge what had previously been done with choir and take it a step further with the utilization of rock band Instruments! 

AUDITIONS 

We will have only one day for auditions, where no more than 30 students will be selected for the 2022-2023 Whitcomb Elementary Music Club.  Auditions will be held Thursday, September 22, 2022 from 3:30-5:00 PM in the Music Room.Please sign-up to audition in the Music Room. Students who do not sign up will not be allowed to audition. 

Auditions will consist of matching pitch, group singing and/or solo singing, and rhythm demonstration. Each student must prepare one of the following songs for the individual portion of the audition: Edelweiss, Amazing Grace, The Star Spangled Banner. This is a closed audition, and all students are expected to stay for the entire audition time. Students must be picked up at 5:00 PM in the front drive. Students will be allowed to walk with prior consent.

COST 

The cost to join the Whitcomb Music Club is $30.This fee will cover the cost to purchase a club shirt, as well as aid in the purchasing of songs, props, and materials. Need-based scholarships are available and donations in excess of the fee are welcome. Payments are due prior to the first meeting October 6, 2022

GRADE EXPECTATIONS 

Students who wish to participate must maintain a grade of at least a B in all subject areas. In addition, students must maintain at least an S in conduct in all areas. Students who fail to meet these requirements may be excluded from a performance or removed from the club. 

TRANSPORTATION 

Parents/Guardians will need to provide transportation to and from rehearsals and performances for their student. No student will be allowed to walk or bike home without expressed written consent. Notes should be emailed or given to Mrs. Hoevelman, prior to any changes. Parents/guardians who will be picking up their children are asked to do so promptly at the end of rehearsal. Students who are not picked up promptly will no longer be allowed to continue with rehearsals. 

REHEARSALS 

Rehearsals will be held on Thursdays from 3:30 -5:00 PMStudents must attend ALL rehearsals. Students may not miss more than 2 rehearsals without extenuating circumstances and/or prior consent

FUNDRAISER 

There will be many opportunities for your student to participate in Music Club fundraisers. The proceeds will go toward the growth and improvement of the Whitcomb Music Club. Further details will be given later in the year!