HS Band
Wind & Percussion Audition Excerpts

2020-21

Participation Eligibility Requirements
For a student to be eligible to audition for the SCKMEA Festival Band and Orchestra Winds/Percussion membership:
  1. The student's director must submit an online audition form and a printed form with payment to the SCKMEA Executive Director for each student auditioning. This form must be submitted by the AUDITION FORM DEADLINE established by SCKMEA.
  2. The student must be deemed an eligible freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior in good standing in their high school. The student must be enrolled in the instrumental ensemble at their high school to be eligible to audition for the SCKMEA Honor Bands/Orchestra at the time of auditions and the performance.
Music Requirements for the Live Audition:
  • A full range chromatic scale slurred up and tongued down. Quarter Note MM= 120. Memorization is not required.
  • One major scale, one octave, with up to 4 sharps or 4 flats. Quarter Note MM= 120. Memorization is not required. Slurred up and tongued down. All scales will start on the lowest possible starting note in the practical range. Each scale is non-transposed (i.e., if a trumpet player is asked to perform a C scale, they will be expected to perform a C scale on their instrument, not a C concert scale.) The major scale for each instrument will be posted by the band chairpersons on the morning of live auditions.
  • Sections of the required etudes/solos listed below.
  • Sight reading

Audition Cuts
Please note that these are for District only.

Three Separate Recordings of the following:
  1. Major Scale - One major scale one octave. Quarter Note MM= 120. Slurred up and tongued down. All scales will start on the lowest possible starting note in the practical range. Each scale is non-transposed (i.e., if a trumpet player is asked to perform a C scale, they will be expected to perform a C scale on their instrument, not a C concert scale.)
  2. Chromatic Scale - A full range chromatic scale slurred up and tongued down. Quarter Note MM= 120. Memorization is not required.
  3. Prepared Material - Sections of the required etudes/solos listed below.
  • Piccolo - Largo mm. 6-End. (D Scale)
  • Flute - 1st Movement- mm. 31-69 and 2nd Movement- 22-27 (D Scale)
  • Oboe - Adagio- Beg-Downbeat of A and Allegro- mm. 20-End (C Scale)
  • Clarinet - mm.10-36, mm. 163-179, and mm. 211-238 (A Scale)
  • Bass Clarinet - mm. 21-39 and mm. 60-76 to D dotted quarter note (A Scale)
  • Bassoon - Largo- Beg- mm13 on low G half-note and Allegro-Moderato- Beg- 14 (D Scale)
  • Saxophones - Andante- mm.9- 18 and Allegro- mm.13-End (Eb Scale)
  • Trumpet - Beginning- mm. 33 and mm. 110-End (A Scale)
  • Horn - Play A-B and E - 9th Measure of F (Stop on the Downbeat quarter note D) (A Scale)
  • Trombone/Euphonium - mm. 7-23 and mm. 52-63 and mm. 111-End (C Scale and T.C. Euphonium D Scale)
  • Tuba - Begin at page 2 at Letter I to the end. Page 2 of the Second Movement start on the eight note pick up Eb before letter B and play to the end of the first ending before letter D on page 3 (C Scale)
  • Mallets - Beg- D (No Scale or Chromatic)
  • Timpani - II. mm. 1-50 and III. mm. 1-22
  • Snare - #6 mm. 9- End and #11 mm. 1-13

Audition Excerpts


SCKMEA Wind & Percussion
2020-21 Audition Excerpts


Music Requirements
  1. A full range chromatic scale slurred up and tongued down. Quarter Note MM= 120. Memorization is not required.
  2. One major scale, two octaves, with up to 4 sharps or 4 flats. Quarter Note MM= 120. Memorization is not required. Slurred up and tongued down. All scales will start on the lowest possible starting note in the practical range. Each scale is non-transposed (i.e., if a trumpet player is asked to perform a C scale, they will be expected to perform a C scale on their instrument, not a C concert scale.) The major scale for each instrument will be posted by the band chairpersons on the morning of live auditions.
  3. Sections of the required etudes/solos listed below.

Piccolo
Concerto in C Major, Vivaldi, (RV443) published by International,#2782. Play entire Largo movement, no repeats.

Flute
Concerto in G, K313, Mozart, published by International (#1962). Play first movement measure 31 (A) to measure 91. Second movement, 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.

Oboe
Sonata No. 1, G.F. Handel, published by Carl Fischer (CU-1385). Play all of the opening Adagio and the first Allegro.

Bassoon
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). Also page 6, No. 8 in g minor. Allegro moderato con fuoco. Play from the beginning to the end of the 1st measure on the 6th line.

B♭ Soprano Clarinet
Weber Concertino, Op. 26, Carl Maria von Weber, published by Carl Fischer. Play measures 10-36, and measures 147-238.
NOTE: Please use the following edition: CU724 (Cundy)
  1. Measure number 177 in the Carl Fischer edition (formerly a Cundy-Bettoney publication) contains an error which should be addressed. The first 6 notes should be written as sixteenth notes, and not as thirty-second notes.
  2. In measure number 212, on the "and of 5", the sixteenth note should be "F" not "E".
Bass and Contra Clarinet
Allegro Spiritoso, J.B. Senaille/Thurston, published by Southern Music (SU114). The entire piece.
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.

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. Page 7, F Major. Play the entire etude.

B♭ Cornet and Trumpet
Petite Piece Concertante, G. Balay, published by Kjos, edited by Buchtel. Play from the beginning to measure 58 and from measure 110 to the end.

French Horn
Concerto, opus 8, Franz Strauss/Sansone, published by Southern Music (SS-352). Play letter A to letter B. Play letter D to letter G.
edit Jan. 2, 2012: Please note that in the 21st measure after F the last four notes should be sixteenth notes.

Trombone and Euphonium
Contest Piece (Morceau de Concours), opus 57, G. Alary, published by Carl Fischer (CU-754). Play measures 7-23. Play measures 52-63. Play measures 111 to the end.
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. Also, please note 24 measures from the end on beat three the written CONCERT "B♭" should be a CONCERT "C" in both the Bass Clef and Treble Clef Versions. Please perform both of these changes in your audition.

Tuba
Suite for Tuba, Don Haddad, published by Shawnee Press (LA 66). Begin page 2 at letter H to the end of the first movement. Page 2, second movement from the beginning to the end of the 1st ending before letter D on page 3.

Percussionists may audition in one or more areas, but a separate form and payment must be submitted for each audition area.

Timpani
26 Etudes, The Solo Timpanist, Vic Firth, published by Carl Fischer (04402). Play all of Etude II and Etude III. Beginning of Etude III, M.M. dotted-quarter = 69.

Snare Drum
Portraits in Rhythm, 50 Studies for Snare Drum, Anthony Cirone, published by Belwin Mills (HAB 101). Play all of Etude #11 on page 13. Play all of Etude #6 on page 8.

Mallets
Masterpieces for Marimba, arr. Thomas McMillan, published by Belwin/Warner Bros. (PROBK 1202). Play page 10 and 11: "Sonata" by Handel. Observe the first repeat; omit the second repeat.
 
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