High School Band

High School Band Audition Excerpts

2021-22

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

Piccolo
Seven Sonatas and Preludes by G. F. Handel, Carl Fischer (CU149), Sonata No. III (pp. 6-7)
  1. Excerpt 1: Adagio, complete movement
  2. Excerpt 2: Allegro, beginning to first not of Lettter D.
Flute
  1. Excerpt1: "Polonaise and Badinerie" from Suite in B Minor by J.S. Bach in Concert and Contest Collection for C Flute; edited by H. Voxman, published by Hal Leonard. (HL04471610); "Badinerie" movement (p. 19) Play from the beginning through beat one of m. 16.
    NOTICE: The edition of this music has been changed because of accessibility and cost. While there are many arrangements of this composition in circulation, judges at State auditions will use the articulations and dynamics indicated in this arrangement.
  2. Excerpt 2: Voxman, Selected Studies for Flute, Rubank Page 12: Beginning to end of line 4, quarter note equals 54 bpm
Oboe
  1. Excerpt 1: Sonata No. 2 by G. F. Handel, Carl Fischer (CU1385), Allegro (pp. 4) play from beginning through the first eighth note of Letter B.
  2. Excerpt 2: Ferling, 48 Famous Studies for Oboe or Sax, Southern Page 40: Adagio-beginning to downbeat of "1", eighth note equals 54
Bassoon
  1. Excerpt 1: Premier Solo by E. Bourdeau, edited by Voxman, published by Rubank (04476934): Play from the beginning of the solo to the "Plus vite" on the 1st page.
  2. Excerpt 2: Rubank Advanced Method for Bassoon, Vol 1 Page 45: beginning to end of measure 4 in line 4, quarter note equals 72
B♭ Clarinet
  1. Excerpt 1: Concerto for Clarinet in B-flat by Mozart, Op. 107, K. 622. Revised and arranged by Simeon Bellison (Carl Fischer, W1668). 1st movement, Allegro moderato: p.3 beginning at the 7th measure of (3) and continuing to (4) (mm. 134-154).
  2. Excerpt 2: Voxman, Selected Studies for Clarinet, Rubank Page 6: beginning to 1st note, line 4 (fermata) quarter note equals 72
B♭ Bass Clarinet
  1. Concert and Contest Collection, Rubank/Hal Leonard (HL04471650), Divertissement in B-flat, F. J. Haydn (pp. 14-15), Play Allegro from m. 48-58
  2. Excerpt 2: Rhoads, 21 Foundation Studies, Southern #10 Beginning to end of measure 5, line 5 (25) quarter note equals 80
E♭ & B♭ Contra Bass Clarinet
  1. Excerpt 1: Lamento by L. Bassi, edited by H. Voxman, published by Rubank (Hal Leonard 04476889), listed as a Bass Clarinet solo: start at the beginning, and play to a tempo. (2)
  2. Excerpt 2: Rhoads, 21 Foundation Studies, Southern #10 Beginning to end of measure 5, line 5 (25) quarter note equals 80
Saxophones (Alto, Tenor & Baritone)
  1. Excerpt 1: Sonata by Henri Eccles, arr. by Siguard Rascher, listed as an Alto Saxophone solo. (Theodore Presser 164-00047): Play the first four lines of mvt 2-Courante (no repeats). Play the entire measure with the high F# down one octave (Measure 16).
  2. Excerpt 2: Ferling 48 Famous Studies for Sax, Southern Page 12, #23 1st 2 lines, eighth note equals 72
B♭ Cornet & Trumpet
  1. Excerpt 1: Concert Etude, Opus 49, by Alexander Goedicke. Hal Leonard (HL00121835): Play from the beginning to 6 measures before #2
  2. Excerpt 2: Voxman Selected Studies for Trumpet, Rubank Page 24, beginning to end of 3rd measure, line 5, dotted quarter equals 68
Horn
  1. Excerpt 1: Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, Opus 11, Richard Strauss, publishers: International (1715) or Carl Fischer (Cu750): 1st movement, Allegro; play measure 76 through 91. As indicated, quarter note MM-112.
  2. Excerpt 2: Rubank Advanced Method for Horn, Vol 1 Page 49, #9, entire exercise, quarter note equals 80
Trombone & Euphonium
  1. Excerpt 1: Andante et allegro, J. Guy-Ropartz, arr. by A. Shipiro (Carl Fischer CU573): Allegro - play from the beginning (line 7) to the three-measure rest on line 10 (end on the "d").
    Baritone TC would audition on the trumpet version of Andante et allegro, J Guy-Ropartz, arr. By A Shipiro (Carl Fischer CU572) Allegro - play from the beginning (line 7) to the three-measure rest on line 10 (end on the "d").
  2. Excerpt 2: Rubank Advanced Method for Trombone, Vol 1 Page 53, #13, entire exercise, quarter note equals 90
Tuba
  1. Excerpt 1: Variations on the Theme of "Judas Maccabeus" by G.F. Handel, Ludwig Beethoven, arr. by William Bell (Carl Fischer, W1644). Variation III: play from the beginning (measure 9) to the rest (measure 16).
  2. Excerpt 2: Rubank Advanced Method for Tuba, Vol 1 Page 43, #32, beginning to 2nd measure, 3rd line, quarter note equals 100
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.

Timpani
  1. Excerpt 1: The Solo Timpanist by Vic Firth, published by Carl Fischer (04402) Etude X (10), p. 21, play m. 13-27 without repeats MM=100
  2. Excerpt 2: Etude XI (11), p. 23, play m1-23 , dotted half note MM=69
Mallets
  1. Excerpt 1: Masterpieces For Marimba, arr. by Thomas McMillan, Pro Art Publications (PR0BK01202): Sonata by Archangelo Corelli pp. 16-17, play from letter A to B
  2. Excerpt 2: same solo, letter C until fermata in second to last measure
Snare Drum
Portraits in Rhythm, Anthony J. Cirone, 50 Studies for Snare Drum (Belwin Mills, HAB00101):
  1. Excerpt 1: Exercise #13, p. 15, start at Allegro con brio and play until the Trio
  2. Excerpt 2: Exercise #4, play from beginning to downbeat of measure 9
 
Chairperson
Lucas Burmeister
Hoxie, KS
Important Dates - HS Band
Oct. 27, 2021 - Wed
Audition Upload Deadline — HS Band
Dec. 11, 2021 - Sat
Mini Convention II
HS Band, HS Choir, Elem. Choir
Fort Hays State University

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