MS Band - Audition Guidelines
Updated: Jun. 19, 2012
- Auditions will be by CD with one audition per CD. You may
stop the CD between sections of the audition.
- On each CD, place the student's NAME, SCHOOL, GRADE, and
INSTRUMENT on an EASILY REMOVABLE LABEL. [We recommend
the use of masking tape.] Upon receipt, the
label will be removed and the CDs will be numbered.
- DO NOT say the student's name or school on the tape. This is a
- Please fill out the roster form completely. This is the only
way the Chairman can get the correct information to each
school and student.
- Please print or type information on the labels.
- Audition material for wind instruments is taken from the
Intermediate Rubank Method Book. Audition material for
percussion instruments is taken from Audition Etudes by
Garwood Whaley. These materials are selected on a three-year
cycle. They can be found on the website.
- A chromatic scale will also be played in addition to the etude. This should be played
over the student's range on their instrument. The scale must
be slurred up and tongued down on wind instruments at a minimum of mm=90.
This also includes mallet percussion.
- Snare drum percussionists will play a ten-second multiple
bounce buzz roll in addition to the etude. Please record the
roll first and the etude second.
- Timpani percussionists will record tuning the timpani
followed by a ten-second single stroke roll on D as
notated in the etude(s) in addition to the etude. Please
record the tuning process and roll first and the etude second.
- Bell lyre, orchestra bells, xylophone, and the marimba are
acceptable for mallet auditions. Mallet percussionists will
play the same chromatic scale as listed above for wind instruments in
addition to the etude. Please record the scale first followed
by the etude.
- Each percussion instrument audition must be on a separate tape.
- If a percussion student is auditioning on more than one instrument, enter their name on the roster form
once per instrument.
- Directors, please listen to the CDs before submitting them. In the past,
background noise or incorrect recording has ruined a recording for a student. If your CDs are not mailed to the Chair by the due date, you must
hand deliver the CDs on the day of the listening before the time set by
the Chair. You still must send in a roster even if you hand deliver the
CDs. Band directors submitting their student roster after the "roster
deadline date" will be required to pay double the registration fee for each of
their students selected. The minimum amount for this late penalty will be $50.00.
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