Keith Acuncius

Keith Acuncius

Blue 1
Blue 2 Percussion Techniques
Blue 3 
Blue 4 Concert Band
Gold 1 Wind Ensemble
Gold 2 Advanced Jazz Ensemble
Gold 3 Guitar Class
Gold 4
All my classes are held in Room 109
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Back to School Night Powerpoint!

​Attached is the powerpoint introducing the overview of the entire instrumental music program.  Please take a look at it if you were unable to attend the class meetings.


Mr. Acuncius and Mr. SapienzaBack to School Parent Meeting.pptx

Keith Acuncius8/24/2017 4:17 PM
Solo and Ensemble - Urgent Deadline!

​Hello students and parents,


If you are interested in solo and ensemble festival, this message applies to you.  This year’s S&E Festival will take place on Saturday, March 14th at Falcon HS.  Because this year’s event is sponsored by CHSAA and different than in the past, I need some information from students or parents to enter into CHSAA’s online system.  Please read the following instructions carefully and respond to this email at with the following information in a list format no later than 2PM on Friday, February 27th 2015.  Below is the info I need, and an example of how I’d like it formatted.


1.       Solo or Ensemble (pick one)

2.       Accompanist Name (you are in charge of finding your own accompanist)

3.       Student Name (First and Last, and list everyone in your group if it is an ensemble)

4.       Instrument or Ensemble Type

5.       Title of Musical Selection

6.       Composer

7.       Skill Level (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced – make your best educated guess)



Please write the category number on the left and then just your answer afterwards.  For example:


1. Solo

2. Mrs. Accompanist

3. Johnny Soloist

4. Trumpet

5. Trumpet Concerto in Eb

6. Joseph Haydn

7. Advanced



Students will be responsible for providing their own transportation to and from the event.  You will be contacted with your performance time after I receive them from the festival coordinator.  Thank you in advance for getting this done on such short notice.  Please email with any questions and remember the deadline to submit information to Mr. Acuncius is 2PM on Friday, February 27th.


Thank you,

Keith Acuncius​
Keith Acuncius2/25/2015 11:54 AM
Jazz Band Auditions

Jazz band audition procedures:

1.       Record yourself playing a chromatic scale for the full range of your instrument at eighth note = 80 BPM. 

2.       Download the appropriate audition excerpt from Mr. Acuncius’s teacher website from the Rampart High School website or from  Record yourself at the correct tempo markings.

3.       If you plan on playing lead, please record the “lead” audition excerpt – you will still be considered for the section if you are not chosen to play lead.

4.       Burn recordings to an audio CD and submit to Mr. Acuncius no later than February 2nd, 2015

5.       If you have any questions please email


Keith Acuncius1/20/2015 10:29 AM
GSH Syllabus

Attached is the syllabus for Mr. Acuncius's guided study hall classes.GSH Syllabus.pdfGSH Syllabus.pdf

Keith Acuncius1/16/2015 9:41 AM
Concert Ensemble Audition Etudes and Information

​Students auditioning for bands for the 2015-2016 school year will need to complete recordings of the following etudes for their instruments. Please check the tempos for each etude, and make sure that if there are two or more selections you have prepared both of them.  Auditions must be recorded on CD with your name, grade, and instrument in the following order: Major Scale, Harmonic Minor Scale, Chromatic Scale, Etudes.  Audition CDs are due to Mr. Acuncius no later than January 26th, 2015.  Please do not email these recordings, only CD's that are labeled will be considered.  Percussion students that will need access to the band room to record their etudes will need to schedule a time with Mr. Acuncius when we return to school.  Tempo markings for scales can be found on the all state band audition sheet.  Rosters for each ensemble will be available on February 6th, 2015.  2015-Flute-All-State-Audition.pdf2015-Flute-All-State-Audition.pdf2015-Clarinet-All-State-Audition.pdf2015-Clarinet-All-State-Audition.pdf2015-Bass-Clarinet-All-State-Audition.pdf2015-Bass-Clarinet-All-State-Audition.pdf2015-Saxophone-All-State-Audition.pdf2015-Saxophone-All-State-Audition.pdf2015-Oboe-EnglishHorn-All-State-Audition.pdf2015-Oboe-EnglishHorn-All-State-Audition.pdf2015-Bassoon-All-State-Audition.pdf2015-Bassoon-All-State-Audition.pdf2015-Horn-All-State-Audition.pdf2015-Horn-All-State-Audition.pdf2015-Trumpet-All-State-Audition.pdf2015-Trumpet-All-State-Audition.pdf2015-Trombone-Euphonium-All-State-Audition.pdf2015-Trombone-Euphonium-All-State-Audition.pdf2015-Bass-Trombone-All-State-Audition1.pdf2015-Bass-Trombone-All-State-Audition1.pdf2015-Tuba-All-State-Audition.pdf2015-Tuba-All-State-Audition.pdf2015-Percussion-All-State-Audition.pdf2015-Percussion-All-State-Audition.pdfAll-State-Band-Audition-Poster.pdfAll-State-Band-Audition-Poster.pdf

Keith Acuncius1/2/2015 8:42 AM

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