BAND AUDITIONS

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After completing the application, students are invited to campus for a live audition and should be prepared for:

  • Major scales up to 3 sharps and 3 flats (C, F, B flat, E flat, G, D, A)
  • A short sight reading passage
  • An instrumental solo or etude. NOT an individual part from their band music. This piece should be something that stands on its own as a solo and showcases the students musical proficiency. 
  • A short interview to better understand the student’s goals and background. 

Percussionists should prepare the following

Snare drum:

  • A solo/etude
  • Basic rudiments
  • Be able to sight read a short snare passage

Keyboard instrument: your choice of Xylophone, Vibraphone, Marimba, or Bells

  • Major scales up to 3 sharps and 3 flats (C, F, B flat, G, D, A)
  • a melody or short etude showing keyboard proficiency

Drum set optional. If you would like to showcase your drum set skills, there will be a drum set available.

BAND INSTRUMENTS

  • flute
  • oboe
  • clarinet
  • bass clarinet
  • bassoon
  • saxophone
  • french horn
  • trumpet
  • trombone
  • euphonium
  • tuba
  • percussion
    • snare drum
    • timpani
    • mallet instruments