Auditions

 

2019 – 2020 Concert Year

Eligibility

To be eligible to audition for the Shore Intermediate Band, you must…

  • be a student at an affiliated school
  • be a member in good standing of your school band
  • be sponsored by your band director or your private instructor

Before you decide to audition, you must make sure that you are able to attend all rehearsals and performances. Please review the calendar to see rehearsal and concert dates.  Illness is the only acceptable absence.  Any other absence may result in expulsion from the group.

Requirements: Non-Percussion

Each student will be judged on the following criteria:

  1. Scales
  2. Solo
  3. Sight reading (to be supplied at the audition)

Scales

Articulation and tempo requirements are as follows:

Major scales:
  • mm 80 minimum, tongued and slurred (except trombone and mallet percussion)
  • rhythm is: quarter-note, six eighth-notes, quarter-note, six eighth-notes, quarter-note
Chromatic:
  • mm 80 minimum, tongued and slurred
  • rhythm is: all eighth-notes

Scales do not need to be memorized.

The grid below shows the required scales for each instrument.

(Click Instrument to download scales as PDF)

  Scale and number of octaves Chromatic Scales
Instrument Ab Eb Bb F C G D A E from to octaves
2
2
2
2
1
2
2
 
 
Bb4
Bb6
2
1
1
1
1
2
1
 
 
 
C4
C6
2
 
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
 
E3
E6
3
 
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
 
E3
E5
2
1
2
1
2
2
1
 
 
 
C2
C4
2
 
2
1
2
2
1
2
1
 
C4
C6
2
 
2
1
2
2
1
2
1
 
C4
C6
2
 
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
 
C4
C6
2
 
1
1
1
1
2
1
2
 
G3
G5
2
 
 
1
1
1
2
1
2
 
G2
G4
2
1
1
1
2
1
2
 
 
 
F2
F4
2
 
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
 
F3
F5
2
1
1
1
2
1
2
 
 
 
F2
F4
2
1
1
1
2
1
1
 
 
 
F1
F3
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
 
 
Not Applicable
 

Solo

Audition music is not provided by the Shore Intermediate Band Director’s Association.
Required solos should be available from your music teacher or through the following music dealers:

The required solos for November 2019 auditions are as follows…

InstrumentTitleComposerPublisher
FluteSonata in F Major, Movement 1 & 2Telemann4 Sonatas Collection Schirmer
OboeMenuetto & PrestoHaydn/VoxmanRubank*
Bb ClarinetWaltz Fantasy (No Cadenza)Mozart/WalnKJOS
Bass ClarinetMosaicWalthew/VoxmanRubank*
Bassoon#16 Andante & #18 JigSchubert and Purcell/
Hilling and Bergman
Faber&
Alto SaxophoneSonatinaHaydn/VoxmanRubank*
Tenor SaxophoneTwo Little TalesE. Desportes/VoxmanRubank*
Baritone SaxophoneCanzonetta & GigaLeroy OstranskyRubank* (Use Alto Sax Book)
TrumpetPremiere Solo de ConcoursManiet/VoxmanRubank*
French HornScherzoShelukov/VoxmanRubank*
TromboneGarnetH.A. VandercookRubank %
Baritone BC/TCPremiere Solo de Concours/Baritone TC use Trumpet bookManiet/VoxmanRubank*
TubaSarabande & GavottaA. CorelliRubank*
MalletsSonata (for Flute)(P. 24-25)Bach/McMillianAlfred$
Snare DrumMultiple Percussion Solo #5WhaleyMeredith Music~
TimpaniTimpani solo #3WhaleyMeredith Music~
Publishers* = Rubank Concert & Contest Collection
& = First Book of Bassoon Solos, Hilling & Bergmann. Faber Publishing (Google it, it’s available)
% = Rubank Trombone Gems
~ = Audition Etudes by Garwood Whaley
$ = Masterpieces for Marimba Arr. Thomas McMillian

Requirements: Percussion

Snare Drum/Traps:

    1. Rudiments (Snare Drum, from exercise sheet; click here to download as a .pdf)
    2. Solo (Multiple Percussion, see solo list)
    3. Sight reading (Snare Drum, to be supplied at the audition)

Timpani:

    1. Tuning
    2. Long Roll
    3. Solo (see solo list)
    4. Sight reading (to be supplied at the audition)