These are the audition requirements for the all-state bands that will audition in September 2017 and perform in January 2018. 

Please Note:

  • As was changed last year, scales should be performed in the Circle of 4ths: Concert G, C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, B, E , A, D.
  • Bb Contra Bass Clarinet audition had been added to the Middle School band
  • Soprano saxophone Audition has been added to Concert and Symphonic Bands. Soprano students must also audition on Alto Saxophone.
  • Piano audition has been added for Concert and Symphonic Bands. Piano students must also audition on a wind or percussion instrument.

Changes and Corrections

Check this page often to check for corrections or clarifications.

  • 5/3/17: Concert Oboe, Technical: no repeat
  • 5/3/17: Symphonic Trombone, Lyrical: quarter note = 120 
  • 5/4/17: Symphonic Bari Sax: Use the same book as alto and tenor.
  • 5/5/17: Concert Trombone/Euphonium/Baritone lyrical: m. 1-24 plus 1 note
  • 5/5/17: MS Jazz Piano, Bass, Guitar, and Drums:  Jazz etude should be quarter note = 132 
  • 5/10/17: MS Oboe Technical - each "E" in measures 19 & 21 should be marked natural
  • 5/13/17: HS Jazz Piano, Drums, Bass, Guitar Swing etudes were revised

Requirements:

  • As always, pay close attention to the specific editions of the books that are used for the requirements.
  • Repeats, D.S. and D.C. should be performed unless otherwise noted on the requirements. 
  • Grade levels indicated refer to the grade the student will be in during the 2017-2018 school year. 

Middle School Band (7th-8th grade)

Concert Band (9th-10th grade) Woodwinds

Concert Band (9th-10th grade) Brass & Percussion

Concert Band (9th-10th grade) Piano

Symphonic Band (11th-12th grade) Woodwinds

Symphonic Band (11th-12th grade) Brass & Percussion

Symphonic Band (11th-12th grade) Piano

Middle School Jazz Band

High School Jazz Band 

Middle School Jazz Etudes

Alto Sax: Jazz | Bossa

Tenor Sax: Jazz | Bossa

Bari Sax: Jazz | Bossa

Trumpet: Jazz | Bossa

Trombone: Jazz | Bossa

Piano: Jazz | Bossa

Guitar: Jazz | Bossa

Bass: Jazz | Bossa

Drums: Jazz | Bossa

High School Jazz Etudes

Alto Sax: Swing | Funk

Tenor Sax: Swing | Funk

Bari Sax: Swing | Funk

Lead Trumpet: Funk

Trumpet: Swing | Funk

Trombone: Swing | Funk

Bass Trombone: Swing | Funk

Piano: Swing | Funk

Guitar: Swing | Funk

Bass: SwingFunk

Drums: Swing | Funk

Important Dates

September 19-23: All-State Audition Window

September 16: Postmark date for Honor Band forms

Early November: Potential date for results to be posted

Prior to Thanksgiving: FBA goal to have band music mailed out for students

December 1: FOA goal to have orchestra music mailed out for students

 

All-State Judging Rubrics

All-State Audition Scripts

MS Jazz Audition Scripts

HS Jazz Audition Scripts

Other All-State Information