Naples High School Golden Eagle Band Program
State Marching Band Semi-Finalist 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021
Indoor Winds FFCC State Silver Medalists 2022
Peach Bowl presented by Chic-Fil-A Festival Grand Champion (Jazz, Concert, and Marching) Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman Festival Grand Champion (Jazz, Concert, and Marching)
Select “Band 1” or “Dance Techniques 1” – for course selections
ALL STUDENTS ARE MEMBERS OF THE MARCHING BAND (This is a curricular requirement for CCPS) If auditioning for Jazz students must be enrolled in Band class as well. Select Jazz 1 as well as Band 1 Concert Band – No Audition required (automatic placement when you enroll for band).
Color Guard Clinic: April 30th (10:00am – 3:00pm) for all interested students
- Auditions: May 26th and May 27th (5:00pm – 8:00pm) followed by quick parent meeting at 8:15pm *located in Naples High “blue” gym.
Percussion Auditions: May 10th (5:00pm – 8:00pm) followed by quick parent meeting at 8:15pm.
Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Jazz Auditions for Incoming Students ONLY May 24th and May 25th (5:00pm – 7:00pm).
Please EMAIL Mr. McGuire at firstname.lastname@example.org if your student plans on auditioning for Symphonic Wind Ensemble or Jazz Band for the 2022-2023 School Year. Otherwise, your student will be automatically enrolled into Concert Band (no audition required).
- Auditions will be by appointment only for new incoming students May 24th and May 25th (5:00pm – 7:00pm) – You may select one day or the other, but please understand that you may not get the day you want.
- SWE Auditions are 5 minutes in length and include: All 12 major scales (FBA Scale pattern, as many complete octaves as possible), a prepared piece (percussionists have both mallet and snare), and a short interview.
- Jazz Auditions are 5 minutes in length and include: All 12 blues scales (FBA Scale Pattern, as many complete octaves as possible, swung), and a short interview. Jazz Drum set players will be asked to play 12 bars in a variety of styles and should prepare swing, rock, funk, bossa nova and 2 step styles.
Audition Materials and grading rubric can be found, starting May 2nd, on our website www.napleshighband.com.