Welcome to the NHS Band Website
This site is devoted to the Niceville High School band program. Inside is information about the Eagle Pride marching band, concert and jazz bands, auxiliaries and percussion ensemble and the Band Boosters. Our instrumental music faculty is committed to making the NHS program a model for the southeast. We invite you to take a look at our accomplishments, the scope of our program, and future opportunities to see our ensembles in performance.
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Why Music Matters?
All students will audition for chair placement in our Concert Ensembles. Auditions will be held in the Spring and Fall of each year. Spring auditions will determine placement for the 1st semester of the following school year. Fall auditions will determine placement for 2nd semester. The audition will count as part of the semester exam score. Any movement between ensembles at the semester will depend on available flexibility in the campus wide master schedule.
Audition materials and schedules will be available prior to the audition. They can be found at www.nhseaglepride.com online and in the NHS band office. The office phone is 833-4261.
IMPORTANT: Students must pass minimum published requirements to be considered for admission to any class. However, completion of minimum requirements for an ensemble does not automatically ensure membership in that ensemble. We will take the best performers as a result of the auditions while utilizing basic industry standards for balanced instrumentation in each performing ensemble. This will insure the proper educational experience for accurate and authentic reproduction of modern band literature utilizing the techniques gleaned from such rehearsals and performances.
A student’s attendance and behavior record will also be factored into all audition results and any decision about class placement.
General Audition Requirements(Revised 4/10/2017)
2017-2018 Band Audition: Scales Sheets & Prepared Etude(Posted 4/2/2018) (Click here to print required exercises for brass and woodwind players for Varsity Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Winds, and Wind Ensemble.)
Auxiliary (Flags & Majorettes) Tryout Information (Posted 4/2/2018)
Majorette Tryout Videos
Drumline Tryout Information (Posted 4/10/2017)
Jazz Band Audition Information (Posted 4/10/2017)
Drum Major Tryout Information (Posted 5/3/16) Vocal Commands(.pdf) Score(.pdf)Audio(.mp3)