JH Band Audition Requirements

Notice to Directors
  • Due to copyright laws, the photocopied audition excerpts are no longer posted on the website. The cycle list is posted below the chromatic ranges for each instrument.
  • The audition material for wind instruments is excerpted from the INTERMEDIATE RUBANK METHOD book.
  • The audition material for mallet instruments is excerpted from the AUDITION ETUDES book by Garwood Whaley.
  • All audition material for Snare Drum is excerpted from the Basic Drumming book by Joel Rothman.
  • Percussionists are encouraged to audition on all three instruments. Students must audition on Snare Drum and Timpani. Mallets may be auditioned separately or in addition to SD and Timpani.
  • Mallets: Play the excerpt plus chromatic scale (Roll Up/Single Tap Down)
  • For the Drum Audition, record the timpani, then record the snare drum audition.
Auditions for 2021-22
  • Cycle #1 Excerpts @ Marked Tempo
  • Chromatic Scale @ 90 bpm (Slur Up/Tongue Down). Play required range or extended range. Trombone uses legato tonguing.
  • Percussionists: Students must audition on Snare Drum and Timpani. Mallets may be auditioned separately or in addition to SD and Timpani. Mallets: Play the excerpt plus chromatic scale (Roll Up/Single Tap Down)

Audition Excerpts
Cycle 1 - Odd Years - 2021, 2023, 2025, etc
Cycle 2 - Even Years - 2022, 2024, 2026, etc

Chromatic Ranges


Audition Cycles
Instrument Cycle #1 Cycle #2
Flute Pg. 9 . 1st part of duet . pick up to m. 17 to end . mm=88 Pg. 6 . Etude #2 . All 4 lines . mm=100
Oboe Pg. 13 . Etude #3 . All 3 lines . mm=88 Pg. 20 . Etude #5 . All 3 lines . mm=60
Bassoon Pg. 13 . Etude #1 . All . mm=72. Take 2nd ending, end on 'C' before the D.S. Pg. 18 . Etude #5 . All . mm q. =60
Clarinet Pg. 19 . Pick up to letter D to the fermata m. 35 Pg. 49 . 1st part of Trio . 2nd line, 2nd meas. To end . mm=98
Bass Clarinet
(from Clarinet book)
Pg. 13 . Etude #2 . First 12 measures . mm=108 Pg. 28 . Etude #3 . Play 2nd part of duet . No repeats . mm=120
Saxophone
Alto, Tenor & Bari
Pg. 13 . Etude #5 . All 4 lines . mm=88 Pg. 18 . Etude #5 . All 4 lines . mm=108
Trumpet Pg. 32 . Gavotte . 1st part of duet . No repeats . mm=120 Pg. 44 . Austrian . 1st part of duet . All 4 lines . mm=88
Horn Pg. 11 . Etude #2 . All 4 lines . No repeats . mm 120 Pg. 34 . Legato Etude . 1st part of duet . All 3 lines . mm 108
Trombone/Baritone BC Pg. 13 . Etude #2 . All 4 lines . mm 120 Pg. 9 . Etude #3 . Beg to 3rd line meas 5 . mm=92
Baritone TC
(from Trumpet book)
Pg. 12 . Etude #2 . All 4 lines . mm 120 (m.29 B is natural) Pg. 8 . Etude #3 . Beg to 3rd line meas 5 . mm=92
Tuba Pg. 14 . Etude #4 . All 4 lines . mm=104 Pg. 38 . Etude #2 . All 4 lines . mm=76
Mallets
Bells, Xylophone or Marimba
Pg. 19 . Etude #1 . Last 3 lines . mm=120 Pg. 19 . Etude #2 . 1st 16 measures . mm=60
Snare
Original Book (Revised Edition in parentheses)
Pg. 49 (p.61) . lines 1-4 . no repeats . mm=100 Pg. 49 (p.61) . lines 7-10 . no repeats . mm=100
Timpani Pg. 12 . Etude #1 . 3rd line to end . mm=120 Pg. 12 . Etude #2 . 3rd line, 2nd measure to end . mm=112
 
Chairperson
Samantha Lackey
Ellsworth, KS

Important Dates - JH Band
Sep. 29, 2021 - Wed
Audition Upload Deadline — JH Band
Nov. 6, 2021 - Sat
Mini Convention I
JH Choir, JH Band, HS Jazz Band
Hays HS

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