Solo & Ensemble Festival

The Solo & Ensemble Festival is one of our most popular events. 

The Date of each regions event is on the M.U.S.E. Event Calendar

 

The emphasis of this event is about the experience and getting feedback from the staff (adjudicators) not so much for the competitive aspect.  However, some students like the competition aspect and the idea of achieving a merit award. 

• Open to All Band Students

• Choose to do a solo or a small group (2-3-4 students) or both

• Teachers will assist students in choosing appropriate material

• Music is either in their book or on this page for download

• The event runs from 10:00-2:30 in both locations (Bay Area and Portland)

• Choose a 15 minute block of time between these hours (on reg form) You only have to be there 20 minutes prior to warm up and then perform/evaluation (15 minute time block). Parents, family, and friends can watch. This is all done behind closed doors so students do not have to worry about playing in front of public. Total time commitment about 30 minutes. 

• Students will be adjudicated during that time block and parents are encouraged to sit in and hear what the adjudicators have to say. This is a very informal format and students receive valuable feedback. 

• All students receive a certificate and participation ribbon

• Scores are tallied and trophies and medals are awarded for placement (see reg form for details) which will be awarded at school at a later date. 

•. Students “compete” amongst each other in their category for Trophies and medals. Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. 

• To Register Online or hard copy below 

• Oregon Reg Form: Solo Fest Registration 2020 (this is a popular event so try to get these forms in as soon as possible)

• Bay Area Reg Form: Reg_FormCA2020

 
About Choosing Music:

Teachers can suggest music for your child. Please send a note to the instructor letting them know your child is interested and if they can help your child choose. The sooner the better. 

There are 3 levels in each category from lowest to highest. If a child does well in a level 2 or 3 piece they can earn added bonus points. 

Drummers: There are solo Drum pieces at the bottom of the download page

 

Music List and Sheet Music Downloads to choose from. Choose a piece and then
Click HERE   to go to the page for downloading if the piece is NOT in the book. 

 

Beginner Solo

Level 1 (easiest)

Ode to Joy (in Book)

Level 2 (med. difficulty)

Monday Blues (in Book)

Song by Mozart and Variations (in Book)

Level 3 (More difficult)

Pirates of the Caribbean (sheet music download)

Easy Street (in Book)

Musette (in Book)

 

Beginner Ensemble

Level 1

Rockin’ (in Book)

Hungarian Folk Song (in Book)

Level 2

Spring (sheet music)

Level 3

Pirates of the Caribbean (sheet music)

 

Intermediate Level (2nd year students)

Solo:

Level 1

Pirates of the Caribbean (sheet music)

Grand Old Flag (sheet music)

Level 2

Russian Folk Song (sheet music)

Level 3

Star Wars (sheet music)

 

Intermediate Ensemble:

Level 1

Spring (sheet music)

Old Joe Clark (sheet music)

Level 2

Pirates of the Caribbean (sheet music)

Level 3

Star Wars (sheet music)

 

Advanced Level (students with more than 2 years experience)

Solo

Level 1

Simple Gifts (sheet music)

Star Wars (sheet music)

Level 2

Cruella De Vil (sheet music)

Minuet by Bach (sheet music)

Level 3

Imperial March/Star Wars (in Book)

Pirates of the Caribbean (Book version)

Theme from Raiders Of the Lost Ark (sheet music)

 

Advanced Ensemble

Level 1

Hedwigs Theme (sheet music)

Star Wars (Duo-sheet music)

Simple Gifts (trio-sheet music)

Level 2

Pirates of the Caribbean (sheet music-more difficult version)

Lion Sleeps Tonight (sheet music)

Level 3

Star Wars (sheet music-more difficult version)

COVID-19 Update - Weekly online lessons with M.U.S.E. teachers keeps students learning as much as ever.

The Solo & Ensemble Festival is one of our most popular events. 

The Date of each regions event is on the M.U.S.E. Event Calendar

 

The emphasis of this event is about the experience and getting feedback from the staff (adjudicators) not so much for the competitive aspect.  However, some students like the competition aspect and the idea of achieving a merit award. 

• Open to All Band Students

• Choose to do a solo or a small group (2-3-4 students) or both

• Teachers will assist students in choosing appropriate material

• Music is either in their book or on this page for download

• The event runs from 10:00-2:30 in both locations (Bay Area and Portland)

• Choose a 15 minute block of time between these hours (on reg form) You only have to be there 20 minutes prior to warm up and then perform/evaluation (15 minute time block). Parents, family, and friends can watch. This is all done behind closed doors so students do not have to worry about playing in front of public. Total time commitment about 30 minutes. 

• Students will be adjudicated during that time block and parents are encouraged to sit in and hear what the adjudicators have to say. This is a very informal format and students receive valuable feedback. 

• All students receive a certificate and participation ribbon

• Scores are tallied and trophies and medals are awarded for placement (see reg form for details) which will be awarded at school at a later date. 

•. Students “compete” amongst each other in their category for Trophies and medals. Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. 

• To Register Online or hard copy below 

• Oregon Reg Form: Solo Fest Registration 2020 (this is a popular event so try to get these forms in as soon as possible)

• Bay Area Reg Form: Reg_FormCA2020

 
About Choosing Music:

Teachers can suggest music for your child. Please send a note to the instructor letting them know your child is interested and if they can help your child choose. The sooner the better. 

There are 3 levels in each category from lowest to highest. If a child does well in a level 2 or 3 piece they can earn added bonus points. 

Drummers: There are solo Drum pieces at the bottom of the download page

 

Music List and Sheet Music Downloads to choose from. Choose a piece and then
Click HERE   to go to the page for downloading if the piece is NOT in the book. 

 

Beginner Solo

Level 1 (easiest)

Ode to Joy (in Book)

Level 2 (med. difficulty)

Monday Blues (in Book)

Song by Mozart and Variations (in Book)

Level 3 (More difficult)

Pirates of the Caribbean (sheet music download)

Easy Street (in Book)

Musette (in Book)

 

Beginner Ensemble

Level 1

Rockin’ (in Book)

Hungarian Folk Song (in Book)

Level 2

Spring (sheet music)

Level 3

Pirates of the Caribbean (sheet music)

 

Intermediate Level (2nd year students)

Solo:

Level 1

Pirates of the Caribbean (sheet music)

Grand Old Flag (sheet music)

Level 2

Russian Folk Song (sheet music)

Level 3

Star Wars (sheet music)

 

Intermediate Ensemble:

Level 1

Spring (sheet music)

Old Joe Clark (sheet music)

Level 2

Pirates of the Caribbean (sheet music)

Level 3

Star Wars (sheet music)

 

Advanced Level (students with more than 2 years experience)

Solo

Level 1

Simple Gifts (sheet music)

Star Wars (sheet music)

Level 2

Cruella De Vil (sheet music)

Minuet by Bach (sheet music)

Level 3

Imperial March/Star Wars (in Book)

Pirates of the Caribbean (Book version)

Theme from Raiders Of the Lost Ark (sheet music)

 

Advanced Ensemble

Level 1

Hedwigs Theme (sheet music)

Star Wars (Duo-sheet music)

Simple Gifts (trio-sheet music)

Level 2

Pirates of the Caribbean (sheet music-more difficult version)

Lion Sleeps Tonight (sheet music)

Level 3

Star Wars (sheet music-more difficult version)