1) Practice the All State Scales on the last page of your band method book.
2) Practice sight reading DAILY using www.sightreadingfactory.com . You can create a temporary 30 day account to try it out! After that, it does cost money.
3) Purchase (through Cadence Music 1-800-262-BAND OR Amazon.com) the required etude books. To see the etudes and exact requirements for your instrument, click this link here. Print the page titled Middle School Band 7-8th Grade under "Requirements".
4) Contact someone to take private lessons! This is a HUGE motivator to help prepare you for the audition in September. See the lesson teachers and contact them.
5) Consider going to a band camp or a camp specific to your instrument. Many band camps work on the All State material. See the band camps links under News and sign up!
6) Please note, Mr. Ostrow will meet with the eligible students in the mornings before school for the first few weeks of school. These sessions will be "check-ins" to make sure you are ready! Details will be announced in the first few weeks of school.