Band Auditions

2021-2022 School Year

The purpose of these auditions is to determine which of our two concert ensembles you should be placed in for the upcoming school year. This audition is ONLY for Concert Band placement. Additional chair auditions may take place in the Fall to determine chair order within the ensembles.


Audition Requirements

All students who play wind instruments interested in participating in either Wind Ensemble or Symphonic Band for the 2021-2022 school year must participate in an in-person audition in order to be considered. The audition will consist of the following:

  1. Two major scales (selected from the following: Bb, Eb, Ab, G, D, A)

  2. A prepared etude (found below)

  3. A sight-reading excerpt

Percussionists will also participate in an in-person audition that will consist of the following:

  1. Two major scales (selected from the following: Bb, Eb, Ab, G, D, A)

  2. A prepared mallet etude (found below)

  3. A prepared snare drum etude (found below)

Audition Dates

  • May 10-14: Auditions for current high school students (9-11 graders)

  • May 17-21: Auditions for current 8th graders. (We will come to your school to hear your auditions).

***ALL upcoming high school students (current 8-11 graders) who are currently in band will participate in the auditions, even if you do not plan on continuing in band next year.


***Remote students – Please email Ms. Miller (msmiller@tcss.net) to arrange a time to complete your audition in-person.

 

Flute Audition Etude

Excerpt should be played at a comfortable tempo. Scales should be played in the All-State style and should include both the scale and arpeggio.

Etude

Scales

Flute

Oboe Audition Etude

Excerpt should be played at a comfortable tempo. Scales should be played in the All-State style and should include both the scale and arpeggio.

Etude

Scales

Oboe Closeup

Bassoon Audition Etude

Excerpt should be played at a comfortable tempo. Scales should be played in the All-State style and should include both the scale and arpeggio.

Etude

Scales

Person Playing Bassoon

Clarinet Audition Etude

Excerpt should be played at a comfortable tempo. Scales should be played in the All-State style and should include both the scale and arpeggio.

Etude

Scales

clarinet on notes

Bass Clarinet Etude

Excerpt should be played at a comfortable tempo. Scales should be played in the All-State style and should include both the scale and arpeggio.

Etude

Scales

Bass Clarinet.jpg

Alto Saxophone Audition Etude

Excerpt should be played at a comfortable tempo. Scales should be played in the All-State style and should include both the scale and arpeggio.

Etude

Scales

Saxophone Player

Tenor Saxophone Audition Etude

Excerpt should be played at a comfortable tempo. Scales should be played in the All-State style and should include both the scale and arpeggio.

Etude

Scales

Jazz Saxophone Player

Bari Saxophone Audition Etude

Excerpt should be played at a comfortable tempo. Scales should be played in the All-State style and should include both the scale and arpeggio.

Etude

Scales

Bari Sax.jpg

Trumpet Audition Etude

Excerpt should be played at a comfortable tempo. Scales should be played in the All-State style and should include both the scale and arpeggio.

Etude

Scales

Image by Mathias P.R. Reding

Horn Audition Etude

Excerpt should be played at a comfortable tempo. Scales should be played in the All-State style and should include both the scale and arpeggio.

Etude

Scales

Image by Wim van 't Einde

Trombone Audition Etude

Excerpt should be played at a comfortable tempo. Scales should be played in the All-State style and should include both the scale and arpeggio.

Etude

Scales

Trumpet players in orchestra

Baritone Audition Etude

Excerpt should be played at a comfortable tempo. Scales should be played in the All-State style and should include both the scale and arpeggio.

Etude

Scales

Image by Jasmine Rossi Da silva gomes

Tuba Audition Etude

Excerpt should be played at a comfortable tempo. Scales should be played in the All-State style and should include both the scale and arpeggio.

Etude

Scales

Tuba Close-up

Percussion Audition Etude

Excerpt should be played at a comfortable tempo. Scales should be played in the All-State style and should include both the scale and arpeggio.

Snare Drum Etude

Mallet Etude

Scales

Drum & Symbol