Auditions

*** Please note the changes to the scale and solo requirements for the 2022-2023 season.***

2022 – 2023 Concert Year

Eligibility

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

  • attend school in Monmouth or Ocean Counties
  • 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.


All auditions will consist of scales/rudiments (30 points), solo (30 points), and sight reading (40 points).

WIND/MALLET INSTRUMENTS: PART I – SCALES

(30 POINTS)

The following Major and Chromatic scales must be played in the correct rhythm indicated below. Scales DO NOT need to be memorized.

(Click Instrument to download scales as PDF)

InstrumentAbEbBbFCGDAChromaticOctaves
Flute2222122Bb4 - Bb62
Oboe111121C4 - C62
Bb Clarinet1222212E3 - C62 +m6
Bass Clarinet1111111E3 - E52
Bassoon121221C2 - C42
Alto Saxophone2122121C4 - C62
Tenor Saxophone2122121C4 - C62
Baritone Saxophone1112111C4 - C62
Trumpet1111212G3 - G52
French Horn1121111F3 - F52
Trombone111212F2 - F42
Euphonium BC111212F2 - F42
Euphonium TC111212G3 - G52
Tuba111211F1 - F32
Mallets1111111Bb3 - Bb52

All major scales should be played in the following rhythm. Students should prepare them both tongued and slurred.

All chromatic scales should be played slurred in even octaves as indicated below.


WIND/MALLET INSTRUMENTS: PART II – SOLO

(30 POINTS)

These are the required solos for the November 2022 auditions:

InstrumentTitleComposerPublisher
FluteAndalouse
- Measures 1-22
Pessard/VoxmanRubank Concert & Contest Collection
OboeAndante and Allegro from Sonata in G Major, pg. 10-11
- Andante, measures 1-21, no repeat
- Allegro, measures 1-14
J.B. Loeillet/BéonRubank Concert & Contest Collection
Bb ClarinetAria and Scherzo
- Adagio, measures 1-16
- Vivace, measures 1-15
Gabucci/VoxmanRubank Concert & Contest Collection
Bass ClarinetRomance and Troika
- Measure 62 to the end.
Prokieff/HervigRubank Concert & Contest Collection
BassoonMenuet of the Oxen
- All, no repeats, 2nd endings only
F.J. Haydn/trans. Alan HawkinsClassic Festival Solos Book 1, Bassoon
Alto SaxophoneSonatina
- Beginning to measure 47
Haydn/VoxmanRubank Concert & Contest Collection
Tenor SaxophonePiece in G minor
- Measure 89 to the end
G. Pierne/VoxmanRubank Concert & Contest Collection
Baritone SaxophoneAllegretto, pg. 26-27
- #9, 2nd part only, measures 1-24
FodorRubank Advanced Method for Saxophone, Vol. 1
TrumpetAir Gai
- Measure 60 to the end
Berlioz/VoxmanRubank Concert & Contest Collection
French HornScherzo
- Beginning to measure 46
Shelukov/VoxmanRubank Concert & Contest Collection
TromboneApres un Reve
- Measure 17 to the end (high G in measure 31 may be played an octave lower)
Faure/VoxmanRubank Concert & Contest Collection
Euphonium BC/TC
**Baritone TC use Trumpet book
Air Gai
- Beginning to measure 35
Berlioz/VoxmanRubank Concert & Contest Collection
TubaTwo Short Pieces
- Bouree only (lower octave in the last five measures)
Handel/VoxmanRubank Concert & Contest Collection
MalletsSolo #3 p. 20Garwood WhaleyAudition Etudes by Garwood Whaley
Snare DrumSolo #18 p. 64
- No repeat.
Feldstein/BlackAlfred's Drum Method, Book 2
TimpaniTimpani Solo #6 p. 14Garwood WhaleyAudition Etudes by Garwood Whaley

Solos can be purchased online at www.jwpepper.com or at any local music store.


WIND/MALLET INSTRUMENTS: PART III – SIGHT READING

(40 POINTS)

A short excerpt will be provided for all students to sight read.


SNARE DRUM AND TIMPANI: PART I – RUDIMENTS AND TUNING

(30 POINTS)

Snare Drum:

  1. Rudiments:  click here to download as a .pdf
  2. Drum Tunic: click here to download as a .pdf

Timpani:

  1. Tuning
  2. Long Roll

 


SNARE DRUM AND TIMPANI: PART II – SOLO

(30 POINTS)

Snare Drum: 

  • Solo 18 p. 64, NO REPEATS
    • Alfred’s Drum Method Book 2
    • Composer: Feldstein/Black

Timpani: 

  • Timpani Solo #6 pg. 14
    • Audition Etudes by Garwood Whaley
    • Composer: Garwood Whaley

 


SNARE DRUM AND TIMPANI: PART III – SIGHT READING

(40 POINTS)

A short excerpt will be provided for all students to sight read.