Welcome, James Bowie High School!
Everything you need for your virtual performance is below!
Download and listen to your click track!
This is what you’ll listen to while you record to make sure that your part lines up with everyone else!
Download Click Track Here
- You must listen with headphones when you record.
- Follow the instructions on the recording to Clap on Count 9 in the beginning and end of the click track.
Download and practice your music!
Clarinet 1: [PDF Link]
Clarinet 2: [PDF Link]
Alto Sax 1: [PDF Link]
Alto Sax 2: [PDF Link]
Trumpet 1: [PDF Link]
Trumpet 2: [PDF Link]
Trumpet 3: [PDF Link]
Mello 1: [PDF Link]
Mello 2: [PDF Link]
Baritone 1: [PDF Link]
Baritone 2: [PDF Link]
Euphonium: [PDF Link]
Trombone 1: [PDF Link]
Trombone 2: [PDF Link]
Snare: [PDF Link]
Bass Drum: [PDF Link]
Quads: [PDF Link]
Keyboards: [PDF Link]
Prepare your personal recording studio
Pick a Tidy Location
Choose an uncluttered indoor area without a ton of stuff in the background.
Erase Background Noise
Turn off all fans, A/C (ask permission first!), TV, and anything else that could interfere with your recording.
Turn off Notifications
Set your phone to Airplane Mode and Do Not Disturb to avoid ruining your best take.
Frame your perfect angle
Film in Landscape (Sideways)
Be sure to use the rear camera on your phone for the highest quality!
Make sure YOU are in the frame!
Set-up your video so that you are facing your camera and your face and instrument are clearly visible.
Check your Lighting
Make sure the brightest light in the room is in front of you! Check for any shadows or dark spots.
Record like a pro.
Get your music ready
Make sure your chair, music stand, music, and headphone cables are set-up that you can quickly and easily start the click track and get into position to perform.
Start recording BEFORE you start the click track
Count the clicks while you get ready to play. On the 9th Click, Clap 1-time.
Record straight through the piece, counting through all rests and the 9 extra clicks at the end.
After your last note, you may bring your instrument downand smile towards the camera.
Do not break performance character until after you clap on the 9th click.
Submit your performance
Check your Work
Listen and watch your video. Are you in frame?
Is your sound clear or is it distorted?
Did you miss any notes, rhythms, or articulations?
Check for anything that may be distracting and re-record if you see or hear anything that is out of place.
Upload your Recording
Once you’re happy with your performance, use the UPLOAD button to submit your recording!