High School Band

High School Band Wind and Band Audition Excerpts


Note to directors: The unison etude listed below was sent out over the SW district HS band email group. Please contact Band Chair Jacob Miller if you did not receive that email.

Music Requirements for the Recorded Audition
  • A full range chromatic scale slurred up and tongued down. Quarter Note MM=120. Memorization is not required.
  • Sections of the required etudes/solos listed below
  • Every wind instrument and mallet audition will perform the "SWKMEA Unison Audition Etude" (new in 2020) as well as the other required excerpt listed below under each instrument. The unison etude will be provided via email from the chair for every director.
  • Concerto in C Major, Vivaldi, (RV443) published by International, #2782. Play entire Largo movement, no repeats.
  • SWKMEA Unison Audition Etude
  • Concerto in G, K313, Mozart, published by International (#1962). Play just the second movement from 10-27 (F to G with pickup). Edit 5/16/2011: In the 16th measure of the second movement of the Concerto in G, the quarter note E should be an eighth note.
  • SWKMEA Unison Audition Etude
  • Sonata No. 1, G.F. Handel, published by Carl Fischer (CU-1385). Play all of the opening Adagio only.
  • SWKMEA Unison Audition Etude
  • 48 Famous Studies for Bassoon, Op. 31, W. Ferling, ed. J. Thornton, published by Southern Music (B-242). Page 5, No. 7 in g minor. Play from the beginning to the Largo to the 4th line, stopping after the first count (G eighth note, eighth rest).
  • SWKMEA Unison Audition Etude
B♭ Soprano Clarinet
  • Weber Concertino, Op. 26, Carl Maria von Weber, published by Carl Fischer. Play measures 10-36 only. NOTE: Please use the following edition: CU724 (Cundy)
  • SWKMEA Unison Audition Etude
Bass and Contra Clarinet
  • Allegro Spiritoso, J.B. Senaille/Thurston, published by Southern Music (SU114). Play from the beginning and stop in m. 39 on the dotted quarter note A. Don't repeat.
    NOTE: Please use the following edition: SU114 (in b-flat). This edition should be used for ALL BASS CLARINETS AND CONTRA-CLARINETS. E♭ Contra should read the B♭ part.
  • SWKMEA Unison Audition Etude
Saxophones (Alto, Tenor, Baritone)
  • Selected Studies for Saxophone, H. Voxman, published by Rubank. Page 19, D Major. Play from the beginning to the end of the 5th line only.
  • SWKMEA Unison Audition Etude
B♭ Cornet and Trumpet
  • Petite Piece Concertante, G. Balay, published by Kjos, edited by Buchtel. Play from the beginning to measure 58 only.
  • SWKMEA Unison Audition Etude
French Horn
  • Concerto, opus 8, Franz Strauss/Sansone, published by Southern Music (SS-352). Play letter A to letter B only.
  • SWKMEA Unison Audition Etude
Trombone and Euphonium
  • Contest Piece (Morceau de Concours), opus 57, G. Alary, published by Carl Fischer (CU-754). Play measures 7-23 only.
    For the TC Baritone use the Carl Fischer Repertoire Classics for Trumpet (WF114) ISBN 0-8250-8279-6 (note changes in the TC part: The dynamics and the articulations are exactly the same as the original bass clef version except for the crescendo in measure 9 and measure 18 should be G,G,A,B,C instead of G,G,A#,B,C.)
    NOTE: The written CONCERT "E♭" in measure 11 on beat two should be a CONCERT "F" in both the Bass Clef and Treble Clef Versions.
  • SWKMEA Unison Audition Etude
  • Suite for Tuba, Don Haddad, published by Shawnee Press (LA 66). On page 2 play the second movement from the beginning to the end of the 1st ending before letter D on page 3.
  • SWKMEA Unison Audition Etude
Percussionists may audition in one or more areas, but a separate form and payment must be submitted for each audition area.

26 Etudes, The Solo Timpanist, Vic Firth, published by Carl Fischer (04402).
  • Etude II - Play m. 1-16 only
  • Etude III - Play m. 1-7 only
Snare Drum
Portraits in Rhythm, 50 Studies for Snare Drum, Anthony Cirone, published by Belwin Mills (HAB 101).
  • Etude #11 - Play only the last 6 lines (from the fortissimo to the end).
  • Etude #6 - Play only the first 5 lines.
  • Play the "SWKMEA Unison Audition Etude" only
Jacob Miller
Dodge City HS
2201 Ross Blvd
Dodge City, KS 67801

Important Dates - HS Band
Dec. 5, 2020 - Sat
HS Band audition upload deadline
Original deadline Oct. 26 has been delayed to Dec. 5
Dec. 5, 2020 - Sat
HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra Festival
Dodge City HS
In-person mini-conventions are cancelled
Dec. 13, 2020 - Sun
Judging deadline - HS Band, HS Jazz Band, HS Orchestra
Dec. 15, 2020 - Tue
Earliest possible date for roster posting - HS Band, HS Jazz Band, HS Orchestra

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