GMEA 2020 - 2021 District Honor Band and All-State
Percussion Audition Preparation Materials
The 2020 - 2021 Academic Year looks quite different due to the effects of COVID-19! As of October 15, 2020, GMEA has announced that all first-round auditions for percussionists will take place VIRTUALLY in the form of a pre-recorded video. ALL percussion students, therefore, are expected to prepare excerpts of the All-State Snare, Mallet, and Timpani etudes in lieu of sight-reading.
Professional percussionist and educator, Trevor Barroero, has prepared some FREE resources to help YOU prepare for those upcoming video auditions! Scroll down below to check out the following resources:
- Video performances of each GMEA etude in its entirety
- "Play-Along" practice tracks
- FREE PDF copies of the "Annotated Sheet Music" (with all of Trevor's stickings, suggestions, and notes!)
Trevor's private percussion students have continued to place in the top chairs (and principal positions) of the District, Regional, and All-State Bands in the states of Georgia, Florida, and Arizona for the past several years. If you want help preparing your GMEA auditions effectively this year, please reach out to Trevor directly to set up your introductory virtual lesson!