High School Band

High School Band Audition Excerpts


All students are required to record a full range chromatic scale slurred up and tongued down.

Seven Sonatas and Preludes by G. F. Handel, Carl Fischer (CU149), Sonata No. III (pp. 6-7) Adagio, play from the beginning of the movement to letter A; Allegro, begin at the pickup to C and play to first note of letter D.

"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); Play the "Polonaise" movement (p. 18) Beginning - m. 12 no repeat. Play the "Badinerie" movement (p. 19) m. 32, count 2 to the end, no repeat. 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.

Sonata No. 2 by G. F. Handel, Carl Fischer (CU1385), Larghetto (p. 4) play from the beginning of the movement to the first note at letter A; Allegro (pp. 4) play from beginning to the first note of letter B.

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. Skip to the last two notes of line 1 on the second page, and play to line 4, 1st count.

B-Flat Soprano Clarinet
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.2, play from beginning (Solo) to (1), 2nd movement, Adagio: p. 9, play from (C) to 8 after (C) ending on the quarter note "F." Use metronome markings as indicated. Corrections: 5th measure after (C), the next to last 16th note should be an F.

B-flat Bass Clarinet
Concert and Contest Collection, Rubank/Hal Leonard (HL04471650), Divertissement in B-flat, F. J. Haydn (pp. 14-15), play Adagio from the beginning to the first note at measure 16 (C), no repeat; play Allegro movement measures 48-58.

E-flat and B-flat Contra Bass Clarinet
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 (2).

Saxophones (Alto, Tenor, Baritone)
Sonata by Henri Eccles, arr. by Sigurd Rascher, listed as an Alto Saxophone solo. (Theodore Presser 164-00047): Play movement one (I)-Largo from the beginning to m. 6, stopping at the double bar. Movement two (II)-Courante, play the first 4 lines, no repeat. Play the entire measure with the high F# down one octave (Measure 16).

B-flat Cornet and Trumpet
Concert Etude, Opus 49, by Alexander Goedicke. Hal Leonard (HL00121835): Play from the beginning to measure 14. Play from measure 32 (#3) and end on the first measure of line 5. Measure 40, 2nd and 3rd notes should be A and B (added 5/14/2015).

French Horn
Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, Opus 11, Richard Strauss, publishers: International (1715) or Carl Fischer (Cu750): 1st movement, Allegro; play 1st line (measures 1-5) skip to 7th line, and play measure 76 to end of measure 106.. As indicated, quarter note MM-112.

Trombone and Euphonium
Andante et allegro, J. Guy-Ropartz, arr. by A. Shipiro (Carl Fischer CU573): Andante - play from the beginning to the end of the 5th line (end on the "g"). 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)

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). Variation IV: play all.

Percussionists may audition in one or more areas, but a separate form and payment must be submitted for each audition area. You are encouraged to audition in all three areas.

Masterpieces For Marimba, arr. by Thomas McMillan, Pro Art Publications (PR0BK01202): Sonata by Archangelo Corelli p. 17, play from letter B to letter C.

The Solo Timpanist by Vic Firth, published by Carl Fischer (04402): Etude X (10), p. 21, play m. 13-20, quarter note MM=112. Etude XI (11), p. 23, play the first 5 lines, dotted half note MM=69

Snare Drum
Portraits in Rhythm, Anthony J. Cirone, 50 Studies for Snare Drum (Belwin Mills, HAB00101): Exercise #13, p. 15, lines 2-6. Exercise #4, p. 6, play from beginning of line 7 to the end
Jacob Miller
Dodge City High School
2201 Ross Blvd
Dodge City, KS 67801

Important Dates - HS Band
Oct. 26, 2020 - Mon
HS Band audition upload deadline
Dec. 5, 2020 - Sat
HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra Festival
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