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Wind & Percussion Audition Excerpts


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.
Audition Music Requirements ***New for 2022-23***
KMEA has introduced scale sheets for the 2022-2023 All-State Wind Auditions. SCKMEA will adopt the same scale sheets for use in SCKMEA wind auditions. Students will perform:
  1. A one-octave major scale using the starting note shown on the KMEA Scale Sheet. Major scales will be announced on the day of the live audition. 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. A full-range chromatic scale slurred up and tongued down, as shown on the KMEA Scale Sheet. Quarter Note MM= 60. Memorization is not required.
  3. Sections of the required etudes/solos listed below.
  4. Sight-Reading
Excerpt Errata
Errata can be found on the KMEA All-State Winds and Percussion 2022-2023 Audition Excerpts page. SCKMEA will observe all changes indicated on this page for district auditions.

Excerpt Reductions
Excerpt reductions for SCKMEA Wind and Percussion auditions will be posted by September 1, 2022.

Percussion Auditions
Students auditioning on percussion instruments must audition in at least two of three areas (mallet, snare, timpani). Percussion auditions will include the excerpts indicated below and sight reading.
Selected Studies for Flute, H. Voxman, Rubank/Hal Leonard (#4470700). Play page 38, Ab Major etude, first six lines plus two measures to the quarter rest, students should play measures 11 and 12 up an octave to avoid the range problem with the low Db and C; page 40, Gigue, the first five lines (no repeat).

Suite in A-Minor, Telemann, published by International Music Co. (2260). Play No. 3 'Air a I'Italien' movement, but no da Capo. Measure 16 should use the same rhythm on count one and two as the rhythm in measure 15. The flute rhythm in the piano part is correct for measure 16.

Concerto in C for Oboe and Orchestra, attributed to Haydn, edited by Rothwell, published by Oxford University Press (#3642131) (#9780193851627). First movement: page 1, begin at letter D (2nd line) and end on quarter note C (end of line 6). Page 5, play all of the Cadenza. Second movement: page 6, play from the beginning to the end of the 4th line.

Concertpiece, Op. 35, Gabriel Pierné, edited by Schubert-Garfield, published by International Music Co. (1617) Play from the beginning to letter C; letter F to letter H; and letter O to the end.

B♭ Soprano Clarinet
Concerto No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 74, Carl Maria von Weber, published by Carl Fischer (CU-752). Romance movement: begin after C at Recit. with note E on fermata (Lento) prior to Maestoso and play to the end of movement. Polacca movement: play beginning to ten measures rest, and page 10 (in newer editions page 11), begin playing six measures before M and play to the end of the piece.
Errata: (added Oct. 2, 2013) Measure 24 of the Polacca mvt. should have the same rhythm as measure 9. The correct rhythm is 2-16th notes, dotted 16th & 32nd note.

B♭ Bass Clarinet
E♭ and B♭ Contra Bass Clarinet
Adagio and Allegro, Johann Ernest Galliard, arr. by Lyle Merriman, published by Southern Music Co. (SS-686). (Hal Leonard 3774337). I: Adagio from Sonata No. 3, begin at A and play to the end of the movement. II: Allegro from Sonata No. V, play from the beginning to D.

Saxophones (Alto, Tenor, Baritone)
27 Virtuoso Studies by Bassi, transcribed for Oboe and Sax by Gerardo Iasilli, published by Carl Fischer (O-61). #1, page 4: play 3rd line from the top to the end. #14: play first three lines.

B♭ Cornet and Trumpet
Prelude Et Ballade, by Balay, published by Belwin Mills (BWI-69). Play from line 5, last measure (Expressi) to the end of the first page. Skip to Allegro Moderato section: play all of page 2 and end after the first measure on page 3 (11 measures of rest).

French Horn
Morceau De Concert, Saint-Saëns, published by Warner Bros. (TS-0002). Play #1 to #2; play #3 to #4; (CHANGE) play from fifth measure after #11 to end (no trill on the D).

Trombone and Euphonium
Morceau Symphonique, Alexander Guilmant, ed. Falaguerra, published by Warner Bros. (TS-0046) Play beginning to 4th measure of 3rd line. Play last three lines of page 1. (CHANGE) Play from the beginning of Allegro Moderato to the end, the last 40 measures of the composition.

Air and Bourée, by Bach, arr. by William Bell, published by Carl Fischer. (W-1647) Play all of the Air. Bourée: Play from the beginning through the half note 1 measure before #4.

Percussionists must audition in at least two of three areas. Separate registrations are required for each area the student is auditioning for, but only one payment per percussion student is required. Note- this only applies to SCKMEA, not KMEA.

Solo Timpanist, Vic Firth, published by Carl Fischer (#04402), play page 4-5, Etude #1, Entire etude. Quarter note = 116-120.

Masterpieces for Marimba, arr. by Thomas McMillan, Pro Art Publications (1202). Play page 6: Sonatina by Telemann.

Snare Drum
Portraits in Rhythm, Anthony J. Cirone, 50 Studies for Snare Drum, Belwin Mills, (HAB-00101): Play all of #3 (rolls are closed).
Alex McMahon
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Important Dates - HS Band
Aug. 27, 2022 - Sat
SCKMEA Teacher Kick-off
Newton HS, 10:00 AM
Oct. 10, 2022 - Mon
Audition Registration Deadline — HS Band, HS Orchestra
Oct. 23, 2022 - Sun
Audition Registration - Late Deadline #1 — HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra
Oct. 29, 2022 - Sat
Send to SCKMEA Executive Director Larry Brownlee
Nov. 4, 2022 - Fri
Audition Registration - Late Deadline #2 — HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra
Nov. 5, 2022 - Sat
Audition Registration - Late Deadline #3 — HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra
Nov. 5, 2022 - Sat
District Auditions — HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra
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Dec. 3, 2022 - Sat
Clinics & Concerts — HS Band, HS Orchestra, HS Choir
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