All-State Concert Band Audition Requirements for Woodwinds

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.)

Piccolo

Chromatic 2 1/2

octaves from Eb to Bb

pg. 74, #1 m. 3-18, quarter note = 72

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All Piccolo students MUST also audition on Flute. Their Flute audition will determine membership in the band and the Piccolo double will be determined by the Piccolo audition. The piccolo audition will contain the chromatic scale and the above exercise - no other scales and no sight-reading

Flute

Chromatic 3 octaves from C

Lyrical Exercise: pg. 31 #10: top line, m. 1-20, no repeat, quarter note = 69

Technical exercise: pg. 56, #24; dotted quarter note = 120

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Oboe

Chromatic 2 octaves from D

Lyrical Exercise: pg. 53 #17; quarter note = 72

Technical Exercise: pg. 56. #24; dotted quarter note = 120

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English Horn

Chromatic 2 octaves from D

Exercise: pg. 48, #5; no repeat, quarter note = 96

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All English Horn students must audition on Oboe. Their oboe audition will determine membership in the band and the English Horn double will be determined by the English Horn audition. The English Horn audition will contain the chromatic scale and the above exercise - no other scales and no sight-reading.

Bassoon

Chromatic 3 octaves from Bb

Lyrical Exercise: pg. 122/123, #15, pick up to m. 88 to end; quarter note = 76

Technical Exercise: pg. 122/123, #15; m. 61, no repeats; dotted half note = 60

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Publisher: Carl Fischer

Contra Bassoon

Chromatic 2 1/2

octaves from Bb to F

Exercise: pg. 39 Moderato poco forte, m. 17 - end, no repeat, quarter note = 94 

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Publisher: Carl Fischer

All Contra Bassoon MUST also audition on Bassoon. Their Bassoon audition will determine membership in the band and the Contra double will be determined by the Contra audition. The Contra audition will contain the chromatic scale and the above exercise - no other scales and no sight-reading

Bb Clarinet

Chromatic 3 octaves from E

Lyrical Exercise: pg. 42, #18; top line, m. 1-24, quarter note = 88

Technical Exercise: pg. 53, #13; quarter note = 96

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Eb Clarinet

Chromatic 3 octaves from E

Exercise pg. 55, #17; dotted quarter note = 124

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All Eb Clarinet students MUST also audition on Bb Clarinet. Their Bb Clarinet audition will determine membership in the band and the Eb Clarinet double will be determined by the Eb Clarinet audition. The Eb Clarinet audition will contain the chromatic scale and the above exercise - no other scales and no sight-reading

Bass Clarinet

Chromatic 3 octaves from E

Lyrical Exercise: pg. 26, #4; bottom line, dotted quarter = 60

Technical Exercise: pg. 50, #3; m. 1-8; quarter note = 96

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Eb Contra Alto, Bb Contra Bass Clarinet

Chromatic 2 octaves from E

Lyrical Exercise: pg. 38, #15; bottom line, beginning - m. 16, no repeat, eighth note = 72

Technical Exercise: pg. 30, #8; bottom line, beginning - m. 19, quarter note = 138

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Soprano Saxophone

Chromatic 2 octaves from F

pg. 58, #29; m. 1-15 + 1 note, dotted quarter note = 104

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All Soprano students MUST also audition on Alto Saxophone. Their Alto Sax audition will determine membership in the band and the Soprano double will be determined by the Soprano audition. The Soprano audition will contain the chromatic scale and the above exercise - no other scales and no sight-reading

Alto Saxophone

Chromatic 2 octaves from F

Lyrical Exercise: pg. 50, #10; m. 13 - end, quarter note = 76

Technical Exercise: pg. 33, #13; top line, m. 17 to end, no repeat; quarter note = 132

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Tenor Saxophone

Chromatic 2 octaves from F

Lyrical Exercise: pg. 32, #12; top line, m. 1 - 18, no repeat, quarter note = 80

Technical Exercise: pg. 48, #4; quarter note + 112

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Bari Saxophone

Chromatic 2 octaves from F

Lyrical Exercise: pg. 41, #20; top line, m. 1-15 plus 1 note, no repeat, quarter note = 80

Technical Exercise: pg. 47 #2; no repeat, quarter note = 120

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