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All-State Concert Band Audition Requirements for Brass and Percussion

When the student enters the room, he/she will be asked to perform:

1) The specific prepared exercises for their instrument(s) as listed in the All-State Concert Band Audition Requirements. Note the suggested tempo.

2) A chromatic scale covering the range for their instrument (as given in the All-State Concert Band Audition Requirements) The scale will be performed in even sixteenth notes at a minimum tempo of MM quarter note = 100. The scale will be tongued ascending and slurred descending where applicable. Scale is to be memorized.

3) Twelve major scales, (in 2:30 minutes or less) from memory, complete with arpeggios, at a minimum tempo of MM quarter note = 120. Scales are to be performed a minimum of 2 octaves where possible. Students who wish to play a 3rd octave may do so. All scales must be performed within the allotted time frame. Scales must be performed in complete octaves. The scale pattern is  ♪♫♫♫♪. The arpeggio pattern is ♪♫♪. The scales will be tongued ascending and slurred descending where applicable. Scales will be performed in the circle of fourths, starting with the concert key of: C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, B, E, A, D, G.

4) A short sight-reading exercise(s) to demonstrate the student's reading ability. The student will have thirty seconds to study the piece before playing. (Percussionists will be required to sight-read on snare and mallets.)

Lyrical Exercise: pg. 9, Requiem; m. 29-44, quarter note = 70

Technical Exercise: pg. 13, Fanfare, Cadenza Scherzo; m. 38-47 (half note), quarter note = 124

Concert Studies for Trumpet (written for Philip Smith) w/CD

Publisher: Curnow Music/Hal Leonard

Chromatic: 2 Octaves from C

Trumpet

Lyrical Exercise: pg. 49, #17; beginning - m. 16, quarter note = 80

Technical Exercise: pg. 44, #3; quarter note =142

Rubank Advanced Method Volume II

Chromatic: 2 Octaves from F

Horn in F

Lyrical Exercise: pg. 19, #15; m. 2-25, quarter note = 104

Melodious Etudes for Trombone, by Joannes Rochut. Ed. by Alan Raph (BkII)

Technical Exercise: pg. 14, "Ab Major"; m. 1-23 + 1 note; quarter note =112

Selected Studies for Trombone by H. Vaxman; Publisher: Rubank/Hal Leonard

Chromatic: 2 Octaves from Bb

Trombone

Lyrical Exercise: pg. 19, #15; m. 2-25, quarter note = 104

Melodious Etudes for Trombone, by Joannes Rochut. Ed. by Alan Raph (BkII)

Technical Exercise: pg. 14, "Ab Major"; m. 1-23 + 1 note; quarter note =112

Selected Studies for Trombone by H. Vaxman; Publisher: Rubank/Hal Leonard

Chromatic: 2 Octaves from Bb

Euphonium BC

Lyrical Exercise: pg. 19, #15; m. 2-25, quarter note = 104

Melodious Etudes for Trombone, by Joannes Rochut. Ed. by Alan Raph (BkII)

Technical Exercise: pg. 14, "Ab Major"; m. 1-23 + 1 note; quarter note =112

Selected Studies for Trombone by H. Vaxman; Publisher: Rubank/Hal Leonard

Chromatic: 2 Octaves from C

Euphonium TC

Lyrical Exercise: pg. 19, #15; m. 2-25, quarter note =60

Technical Exercise: pg. 33, #7; m. 1-16

Rubank Advanced Method Volume II

Chromatic: 2 Octaves from Bb

Tuba

Mallets: Chromatic 2 Octaves from Bb

          pg. 102/103, Marriage of Figaro; m. 18-58, half note = 130

Masterworks for Mallets trans. by Beth Gottlieh

Publisher: Row-Loff

Snarepg. 32, Etude 30; dotted quarter note = 88

Portraits in Rhythm (CR 1966) by Anthony Cirone

Publisher: Belwin Mills

Timpani: pg. 21, Etude 14; m. 1-28, quarter note = 132

Pedal to the Kettle by Kirk J. Gay

Tapspace Publication

Percussionists must audition in all three areas

Percussion