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