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.

  1. Concerto in C Major, Vivaldi, (RV443) published by International, #2782 Largo movement measures 6-13 no repeat
  2. Voxman, Selected Studies for Flute page 21: Beginning to the end of line 5. Dotted quarter = 72 bpm
  1. 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.
  2. Voxman, Selected Studies for Flute page 21 Beginning to the end of line 5. Dotted quarter = 72 bpm
  1. Sonata No. 1, G.F. Handel, published by Carl Fischer (CU-1385). Adagio: Start measure 1, play through A, count 1
  2. W. Ferling, 48 Famous Studies for Oboe or Sax, Southern page 34: Beginning to letter B; quarter note = 88 bpm
  1. 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
  2. Rubank, Advanced Method for Bassoon, Vol. 1 page 20 #2 Top part - entire exercise, no repeats, quarter note =72
  1. 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.
  2. Voxman, Selected Studies for Clarinet, Rubank page 17: Beginning to 1st note, measure 3 of line 4, quarter note = 60 bpm
Bass Clarinet
  1. 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.
  2. 21 Foundation Studies, Southern, Rhoads #10: beginning to end of measure 5, line 5; quarter note = 80 bpm
Saxophones (alto, tenor and baritone)
  1. Selected Studies for Saxophone, H. Voxman, published by Rubank. Page 7, Allegro, start measure 1, play through measure 16
  2. 48 Famous Studies for Sax, Southern W. Ferling; Page 12, #23, first 2 lines; eighth note = 72 bpm
  1. Petite Piece Concertante, G. Balay, published by Kjos, edited by Buchtel. Start at 5, end at measure 33
  2. Selected Studies for Trumpet, Voxman, Rubank page 24, Beginning to end of 3rd measure, line 5: dotted quarter note = 68 bpm
  1. Concerto, opus 8 Franz Strauss/Sansone, published by Southern Music (SS-352) Start at A, play to count 1 in measure 8.
  2. Advanced Method for Horn, Volume 1 Rubank, page 56, #25 entire exercise: quarter note = 76 bpm
  1. 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.
  2. Advanced Method for Trombone, Volume 1, Rubank page 53, #13, entire exercise; quarter note = 90 bpm
  1. 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.
  2. Rubank, Advanced Method for Tuba, Vol. 1, page 42, #29, 1st two lines to fine, quarter note = 64 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.

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

  1. Page 14, #5, quarter note = 132
  2. 26 Etudes, The Solo Timpanist, Vic Firth, published by Carl Fischer (04402) page 9 start measure 1 and end at measure 14
  1. Page 21, #6, quarter note =120
  2. Masterpieces for Marimba, arr. Thomas McMilan, published by Belwin/Warner Bros. (PROBK 1202) page 10 start at measure 1- end at B
Snare Drum
  1. Page 9, #9, eighth note = 144
  2. 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.
Vesta Jo Still
Phillipsburg HS
1905 E. 400 Rd
Phillipsburg, KS 67661

Important Dates - HS Band
Oct. 29, 2020 - Thu
HS Band Audition Upload Deadline
Dec. 12, 2020 - Sat
Mini convention II
HS Band, HS Choir, Elem. Choir
Fort Hays State University
In-person mini-conventions are cancelled

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