High School Band Audition Excerpts


All Wind instruments are required to record the chromatic scale for the entire instrument range at metronome marking 90, slurred up and tongued down.

Excerpt 1 - Voxman, Selected Studies For Flute, Rubank
(Page 4: Beginning to end of line 4 quarter note = 60)
Excerpt 2 - Suite in A-Minor, Telemann, published by International Music Co. (2260). Play No. 3 "Air a l'Italien" movement. Start with the pick-up to measure 15 and end at measure 22.

Excerpt 1- W. Ferling, 48 Famous Studies for Oboe or Sax, Southern
Page 32: From letter "A" to end of Adagio: Quarter = 80
Excerpt 2- Concerto in C for Oboe and Orchestra, attributed to Haydn, edited by Rothwell, published by Oxford University Press (3642131). Page 5, start on line 10 at the p and play to the end of the cadenza.

Excerpt 1- Rubank, Advanced Method for Bassoon, Vol. 1
Page 13: #3: Entire exercise: quarter = 108
Excerpt 2 - Concertpiece, Op. 35, Gabriel Pierne, edited by Schubert-Garfield, published by International Music Co. (1617). Play from the beginning to letter B.

B-Flat Soprano Clarinet
Excerpt 1 - Voxman, Selected Studies for Clarinet, Rubank
Page 3; Beginning to end of 4th line: quarter = 96
Excerpt 2- Concerto No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 74, Carl Maria von Weber, published by Carl Fischer (CU-752). Polacca movement: play from letter A to the ten measures rest at the bottom of the page

B-Flat Bass Clarinet
E-Flat and B-Flat Contra Bass Clarinet

Excerpt 1 - Voxman, Selected Studies for Clarinet, Rubank
Page 7 - last 3 lines; quarter note = 48
Excerpt 2- Adagio and Allegro, Johann Ernest Galliard, arr. By Lyle Merriman, published by Southern Music Co. (SS-686). (Hal Leonard 3774337) Allegro from Sonata No V, play from C to D

Saxophones (Alto, Tenor, Baritone)
27 Virtuoso Studies, by Bassi, transcribed for Oboe and Sax by Gerardo Iasilli, published by Carl Fischer (O-61).
Excerpt 1- #1, page 4: play line 8 measure 2 to the end.
Excerpt 2 - #14, play lines 2 and 3

B-Flat Trumpet and Cornet
Excerpt 1- Rubank, Advanced Method for Trumpet, Vol. 1
Page 69; First 4 lines: quarter = 84
Excerpt 2 - Prelude Et Ballade, by Balay, published by Belwin Mills (BWI-69). Allegro Moderato section of page 2. Play beginning of that to the end of line 4.

Excerpt 1 -Rubank, Advanced Method for Horn, Vol. 1
Page 45, #31: Entire exercise, no repeats: quarter = 82
Excerpt #2 - Morceau De Concert, Saint-Saëns, published by Warner Bros. (TS-0002). Play #1 to #2

Excerpt 1 - Rubank, Advanced Method for Trombone: Vol. 1
Page 54, #16: Entire Exercise; quarter = 90
Excerpt 2- Morceau Symphonique, Alexander Guilmant, ed. Falaguerra, published by Warner Bros. (TS-0046). Play beginning to 4th measure in the 3rd line.

Excerpt 1 - Rubank, Advanced Method for Tuba, Vol. 1
Page 70, #4: Entire exercise: quarter = 100
Excerpt 2- Air and Bouree, by Bach, arr. by William Bell, published by Carl Fischer. (W-1647) Bouree: Play three pick-up notes before #3 through the half note 1 measure before #4.

Percussionists may audition in one or more areas. Students are encouraged to audition in all three areas. Separate uploads for each audition area are needed.


Garwood Whaley, Audition Etudes for Snare Drum, Timpani, Keyboard & Multiple Percussion This is for the first excerpt listed below.

Excerpt 1 - (book listed above) Page 13, #4: Quarter note = 96
Excerpt #2- Solo Timpanist, Vic Firth, published by Carl Fischer, Play page 4-5, Etude #1, beginning to measure 36. Quarter note = 116-120

Excerpt 1 -Page 20, #3 Quarter = 80
Excerpt #2 - Masterpieces for Marimba, arr. By Thomas McMillan, Pro Art Publications (1202). Play page 6: Sonatina by Telemann last 4 lines

Snare Drum
Excerpt 1 -Page 8, #8 Quarter = 92
Excerpt #2 - Portraits in Rhythm, Anthony J. Cirone, 50 studies for Snare Drum, Belwin Mills, (HAB-00101) #3 page 5 - line 8 measure 3 to the end. (rolls are closed).
Vesta Jo Still
Phillipsburg HS
1905 E. 400 Rd
Phillipsburg, KS 67661