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.
- Concerto in C Major, Vivaldi, (RV443) published by International, #2782 Largo movement measures 6-13 no repeat
- Voxman, Selected Studies for Flute page 21: Beginning to the end of line 5. Dotted quarter = 72 bpm
- Concerto in G, K313, Mozart, published by International , #1962 Page 6, movement II - start pick-up to letter F and end with count 2 measure 16.
- Voxman, Selected Studies for Flute page 21 Beginning to the end of line 5. Dotted quarter = 72 bpm
- Sonata No. 1, G.F. Handel, published by Carl Fischer (CU-1385). Adagio: Start measure 1, play through A, count 1
- W. Ferling, 48 Famous Studies for Oboe or Sax, Southern page 34: Beginning to letter B; quarter note = 88 bpm
- 48 Famous Studies for Bassoon, Op. 31, W. Ferling, ed. J. Thornton, published by Southern Music (B-242). Page 6, #8 - start at beginning, end with last count measure 8
- Rubank, Advanced Method for Bassoon, Vol. 1 page 20 #2 Top part - entire exercise, no repeats, quarter note =72
- Concertino, Op. 26, Carl Maria von Weber, published by Carl Fischer. Start at Con fuoco - 16 measures after G and play to first note of H.
- Voxman, Selected Studies for Clarinet, Rubank page 17: Beginning to 1st note, measure 3 of line 4, quarter note = 60 bpm
Saxophones (alto, tenor and baritone)
- Allegro Spiritoso, J.B. Senaille/Thurston, published by Southern Music (SU 114) Start at pick up to m 21, play through dotted quarter note in 1st ending, m 39.
- 21 Foundation Studies, Southern, Rhoads #10: beginning to end of measure 5, line 5; quarter note = 80 bpm
- Selected Studies for Saxophone, H. Voxman, published by Rubank. Page 7, Allegro, start measure 1, play through measure 16
- 48 Famous Studies for Sax, Southern W. Ferling; Page 12, #23, first 2 lines; eighth note = 72 bpm
- Petite Piece Concertante, G. Balay, published by Kjos, edited by Buchtel. Start at 5, end at measure 33
- Selected Studies for Trumpet, Voxman, Rubank page 24, Beginning to end of 3rd measure, line 5: dotted quarter note = 68 bpm
- Concerto, opus 8 Franz Strauss/Sansone, published by Southern Music (SS-352) Start at A, play to count 1 in measure 8.
- Advanced Method for Horn, Volume 1 Rubank, page 56, #25 entire exercise: quarter note = 76 bpm
- Contest Piece (Morceau de Concours), opus 57 G. Alary, published by Carl Fischer (CU 754) play measures 7-18
For the TC Baritone: use the Carl Fischer Repertoire Classics for Trumpet (WF 114) ISBN 0-8250-8279-6
(note changes in the TC part - the dynamics and the articulations are exactly the same as the original bass clef version
EXCEPT for the crescendo in m 9 and m 18 should be G, G, A, B, C instead of G, G, A#, B, C.)
NOTE: The written Concert Eb in measure 11 on beat two should be a Concert F in both the Bass and Treble clef versions.
Please perform this change in your audition.
- Advanced Method for Trombone, Volume 1, Rubank page 53, #13, entire exercise; quarter note = 90 bpm
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.
- Suite for Tuba, Don Haddad, published by Shawnee Press (LA 66). Start on pg 2 at letter I, end 8 measures after J on the half note G.
- Rubank, Advanced Method for Tuba, Vol. 1, page 42, #29, 1st two lines to fine, quarter note = 64 bpm
Garwood Whaley, Audition Etudes for Snare Drum, Timpani, Keyboard & Multiple Percussion
This is for the first excerpt listed below.
- Page 14, #5, quarter note = 132
- 26 Etudes, The Solo Timpanist, Vic Firth, published by Carl Fischer (04402) page 9 start measure 1 and end at measure 14
- Page 21, #6, quarter note =120
- Masterpieces for Marimba, arr. Thomas McMilan, published by Belwin/Warner Bros. (PROBK 1202) page 10 start at measure 1- end at B
- Page 9, #9, eighth note = 144
- Portraits in Rhythm, Anthony J. Cirone, 50 studies for Snare Drum, Belwin Mills, (HAB-00101) page 13 - start measure 1 and end measure 9 on the first eighth note.