Band

Band All-State Audition Registration

  • Please do not leave any drop field down blank when entering students individually.  For example, you must select “not auditioning for another ensemble” rather than leave it blank

Wind Audition Information:

Audition Dates

  • Scales 
    • Must be performed from memory in eighth notes.  Quarter note =  92 

    • All winds must prepare all 12 major scales and will be required to perform two in the audition

    • Additionally each student must play their chromatic scale

    • Required range and scale requirements

  • Etudes
    • Wind Etudes
      • Important note: As voted on at the January section meeting, Small School and Large School audition excerpts will all be shorter and will all be the same.  Students will still specify which ensemble they are auditioning for.  This is a big change, and I appreciate everyone’s patience as we go through the first audition cycle with this change.
      • Important note for trombone audition material:
        • In the Raph edition, etude #12 is on p. 15 and begins with a rest, so start in M. 33 when using this edition  
  • Sight reading

Percussion Audition Information

Notes: Percussionists are expected to bring their own mallets/sticks for snare drum, marimba (no hard plastic or brass!), and timpani and a tuning fork or pitch pipe for timpani tuning.  No one will be allowed to audition with mallets that may potentially harm the instruments.  All percussion instruments will be provided at site. Students will not be allowed to use their personal instruments with the exception of a tambourine IF the instrument is of a professional quality with a good head. While only a portion of the audition material will actually be heard at the audition, all percussionists are expected to learn the material as specified below.

  • Scales
    • Must be performed from memory (two octaves) in straight eighth notes. Quarter note = 92.

    • Percussion students must prepare all 12 major scales and will be required to perform several on the marimba in the audition

  • Etudes
  • Multiple Percussion Etude 
  • Rudiments
    • Performance Notes: The student will be asked to perform several of the required rudiments.The rudiments shall be performed Slow-Fast-Slow (Begin at a slow tempo, accelerando to a faster tempo, and ritardando back to the original tempo)

      • Single Stroke Roll
      • Multiple Bounce Roll (pp to ff to pp)
      • Double-Stroke Open Roll
      • Five-Stroke Roll
      • Flam
      • Flam Tap
      • Flam Accent
      • Drag
      • Single Ratamacue
      • Triple Ratamacue
      • Paradiddle
      • Double Paradiddle
  • Sight reading

 

2018 Ensemble Programs

Small School Band – John Sanks, Conductor

Scramble, Todd Stalter 
(Alfred Music Publishing)

As Tears Fall on Dawn’s New Light, Richard L. Saucedo
(Hal Leonard Corp. 04003520)

Pentland Hills March, Major James H. Howe
(Southern Music Company – S507)

Chorale and Shaker Dance II, John Zdechlik
(KJOS Music Company – WB124)

Concert Band – John Fannin, Conductor

Gavorkna Fanfare, Jack Stamp
(Neil A. Kjos Music Company)

Allerseelen (“All Souls’ Day”), Richard Strauss, arr. Davis
(Ludwig-Masters Publications)

They Hung Their Harps in the Willows, W. Francis McBeth
(Southern Music Company)

Seven Hills Overture, John Fannin
(Alfred Music Publishing)

Symphonic Band- Ray E. Cramer, Conductor

Symphonic Fanfare, Mark Camphouse 
(Alfred Music Publishing)

Symphony #4 “Bookmarks from Japan” (selected movements), Julie Giroux 
(Musica Propria)

Freelance March, Sousa, Edition by Brion/Schissel
(C.L Barnhouse Company)

 

 

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