Auditions

*** Please note the changes to the scale and solo requirements for the 2021-2022 season.***

2021 – 2022 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
 
 
 
 
 
Bb4
Bb6
2
1
1
1
1
 
 
 
 
 
C4
C6
2
 
 
2
2
2
2
 
 
 
E3
E6
3
 
 
1
1
1
1
 
 
 
E3
E5
2
1
2
1
2
 
 
 
 
 
C2
C4
2
 
 
 
2
2
1
2
 
 
C4
C6
2
 
 
1
2
2
1
 
 
 
C4
C6
2
 
 
 
1
2
1
1
 
 
C4
C6
2
 
 
1
1
1
2
 
 
 
G3
G5
2
 
 
1
1
1
2
 
 
 
G2
G4
2
1
1
1
2
 
 
 
 
 
F2
F4
2
 
1
1
2
1
 
 
 
 
F3
F5
2
1
1
1
2
 
 
 
 
 
F2
F4
2
1
1
1
2
 
 
 
 
 
F1
F3
2
1
1
1
1
 
 
 
 
 
 Bb3  –  Bb5      2
 

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 2021 auditions are as follows…

InstrumentTitleComposerPublisher
FluteScherzino

- All of page 2 (measure 60-the end).
Andersen/VoxmanRubank Concert & Contest Collection
OboeAriette

- Part 1: Beginning through measure 32.

- Part 2: Measure 63 to the end, skip the first ending and go to the second ending, no repeat.
Gretry/VoxmanRubank Concert & Contest Collection
Bb ClarinetScherzo in C Minor

-Beginning to cadenza (Make "A" with the fermata before the cadenza the last note).
Koepke/VoxmanRubank Concert & Contest Collection
Bass ClarinetSarabande and Bourree

- Sarabande: Beginning to measure 8, no repeat.

- Bourree: Whole thing, second endings only, no repeats.
Bach/HervigRubank Concert & Contest Collection
BassoonSaraband and Minuet

- Whole page, no repeats, no D.C.
Galliard/GeeClassic Festival Solos Book 1
Alto SaxophoneLargo and Allegro

- Largo - All

- Allegro - Beginning to the first ending, no repeat.
Handel/VoxmanRubank Concert & Contest Collection
Tenor SaxophoneAdagio and Allegro

- Measure 13 through measure 50.
Handel/VoxmanRubank Concert & Contest Collection
Baritone SaxophoneRubank:

Duet p. 20 #2, bottom part, all, no repeats.
MozartRubank Advanced Method for Saxophone
TrumpetConcertino

- Allegro moderato (measure 9) through measure 31, stopping right before Tempo I where it changes back to 4/4 time.

- Andantino p. 2 (where it changes to 3/4) until the end of the piece.
OstranskyRubank Concert & Contest Collection
French HornRomanza and Rondo

- Romanza: Measure 21 (after 4 meausre multi-measure rest) through measure 46.

- Rondo: Beginning through 5th measure of the fourth line (play the Bb and then stop where the rests are).
Mozart/VoxmanRubank Concert & Contest Collection
TromboneSarabande and Vivace

- Sarabande: Beginning through measure 16 (end of second line), no trills.

- Vivace: Beginning through measure 24 (D - dotted half note is the last note you play), no repeat.
Handel/VoxmanRubank Concert & Contest Collection
Euphonium BC/TC
**Baritone TC use Trumpet book
Sarabanda and Gavotta

All, no repeats.
Corelli/VoxmanRubank Concert & Contest Collection
TubaWaltz and Galop

Whole page.
Kabalevsky/VoxmanRubank Concert & Contest Collection
MalletsSolo #2 p. 19Garwood WhaleyAudition Etudes by Garwood Whaley
Snare DrumSolo #17 p. 61
- No repeat.
Feldstein/BlackAlfred's Drum Method, Book 2
TimpaniTimpani solo #3Garwood WhaleyAudition Etudes by Garwood Whaley

Requirements: Percussion

Snare Drum:

    1. Rudiments (Snare Drum, from exercise sheet; click here to download as a .pdf)
    2. Drum Tunic click here to download as a .pdf
    3. Solo (See solo list)
    4. 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)