Students and parents, please read this information:
It is the profession of the Scoggins Band directors to teach rewarding, authentic, and developmentally-appropriate music to students of all levels. The careful decisions about band placements are made keeping in mind each student’s best interests and the instrumentation needs of each band. The objectives of band placements are two-fold:
- Place students in the most developmentally-appropriate band, aligning with the standards of Frisco ISD’s fine arts department.
- Create an authentic musical experience for each student, which requires the bands to have balanced instrumentation — just the right number of each instrument.
Band placement decisions are based on these criteria:
- Audition score and ranking within each instrument section (the most heavily-weighted component)
- A general assessment of each student’s contributions to the band through behavior, effort, and musical enthusiasm
Regardless of which band they play in, each student will have a rewarding musical and social experience with plenty of opportunities to distinguish themselves.
In some years, an usually large number of 8th graders will graduate from a particular section. In those instances, an unusually large number of 7th graders may play in the Symphonic Band in that section.
The opposite is also true: if a section doesn’t graduate many 8th graders, fewer spots are open for 7th graders in that Symphonic Band section. This is common, and happens in some sections each year.
These rosters are in place for the duration of the 2017-18 school year. However, if a band placement error becomes evident in the fall semester, a change can be explored at the end of the semester, provided that it works in the student’s schedule.
Students are encouraged to keep in mind that “every day is an audition.” In addition to the end-of-year audition scores, the band directors look at each student’s daily contributions to their class through behavior and effort, as well as grades on Practice Records, playing tests and quizzes, and performances.
It is important to note that these rosters are not finalized officially until the Scoggins “master schedule” is created mid-summer. Every effort is made to honor these band placement results, however schedule conflicts do occasionally happen. The band directors will work with administration and families on a case-by-case basis if any schedule conflicts occur. Appropriate solutions are always possible.
This year’s auditions were, once again, particularly competitive. Because of this, all three Advanced Bands will perform at their highest levels yet. The band directors are eager to see the great accomplishments and musical memories ahead for these bands in 2017-18!
Students are listed below in alphabetical order within each section of each band.
Flute: AJ, Chrissa, Sydda
Clarinet: Caiya, Jackson, Laney, Madeline, Mia, Nathan, Saniah, Sydney
Saxophone: Kyndall, Peyton, Ryan, Toreek
Trumpet: Cayson, Chris, Jordan, Nihal, Osvaldo, Rylan
Horn: Andrew, Brandon, Daniel
Trombone: Caleb, Jimmy, Josh, Logan, Matteo, Sam
Euphonium: Ayden, Jackson
Tuba: Ethan, Stephen
Percussion: Julia, London, Lucas, Mario
Flute: Asil, Mya, Samantha, Venus
Oboe: Kailyn, Natalie
Bassoon: Daniel, Mia
Clarinet: Bailey, Caelyn, Cairee, Chase, Dhvani, Dominic, Noemi, Srinivas
Saxophone: Devin, Ian, Joi, Liam
Trumpet: Adrian, Christian, Jared, Luke D., Matthew, Thomas, Trenton, Wyatt
Horn: Gannon, Sam, Syver
Trombone: Caden, Holden, Mike, Nick, Sam I., Xana
Euphonium: Brandon, Caden
Tuba: Danny, Wyatt
Percussion: Ansh, Camryn, Karyn, Nic
Flute: Amelia, Ananya, Ashley, Cassie, Kaitlyn
Clarinet: Allyson, AnaGaby, Chloe, Christian, Emily, Jacob, Kaitlin, Kylia, Reese
Saxophone: Grant, Ian, Jonathan, Jordan, Pranav
Trumpet: Damien, Diego, Gabe, Julia, Luke L.
Horn: Ethan, Noah, Robin
Trombone: Andrew, Hannah, Jake, Nathan, Sam M., Tyler
Euphonium: Liam, Nyota
Tuba: Marlon, Tallon
Percussion: David, Griffin, Jacob, Logan, Malia, Melissa