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Band audition: materials and signup

Incoming 6th graders who wish to play in Symphonic Band or Wind Ensemble must complete a 10-minute audition. Sign up for audition time here.

Prepared material

See this Dropbox location for materials. Pick which band you are auditioning for, and find your materials by instrument. Have these prepared for your audition (does not need to be memorized):

  • Excerpt #1 (rudimental and fundamental skills and knowledge)
    Scales and rhythm studies to be performed at 100 beats per minute
  • Excerpt #2 (excerpts from band repertoire)
    Song #1 at Andante Tempo (approx. 76 beats per minute)
    Song #2 at Moderato Tempo (approx. 108 beats per minute)

Sight reading

You will be given these excerpts on the day of the audition. Pay close attention to note/rhythm accuracy, tempo markings, articulations, dynamics, and other musical markings.

  • Excerpt #1 (rudimental and fundamental skills and knowledge)
    Will involve technical skills on instruments and rhythm reading
  • Excerpt #2 (excerpt from band repertoire)
    Random excerpt from a song in the Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble repertoire
Earlier Event: June 25
Band audition: materials and signup
Later Event: September 17
Jazz Band auditions