Auditions

2020 – 2021 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
 
 
 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 2020 auditions are as follows…

InstrumentTitleComposerPublisher
FluteScherzino
- Page 2 only.
Andersen/VoxmanRubank*
OboeSonatina: Allegro and Larghetto
- Allegro: All, no repeats.
- Larghetto: Beginning of section, stop after playing the second ending, do not play the first ending.
Mozart/VoxmanRubank*
Bb ClarinetMenuet
- Beginning to the repeat sign on the second line of the second page. No repeats throughout.
Mozart/VoxmanRubank*
Bass ClarinetMinuet and Gigue
- Minuet: All, no repeats.
- Gigue: The first two lines stopping at the repeat sign (do not repeat).
Bach/VoxmanRubank*
Bassoon#26 Ländler & #27 Rustic March
- No repeats.
Schubert and von Weber/
Hilling and Bergman
Faber&
Alto SaxophoneLargo and Allegro:
- Largo: All
- Allegro: Beginning of section, stop after playing the first ending, do not repeat.
Handel/VoxmanRubank*
Tenor SaxophonePiece in G Minor
- Page 2 only, starting from measure 66 (after the piano part, starting on quarter note D).
Pierné/VoxmanRubank*
Baritone SaxophoneSonatina
- Beginning to the repeat sign at the end of the second to last line on page 1. Do not repeat, do not play the last line on page 1.
Haydn/VoxmanRubank* (Use Alto Sax Book)
TrumpetAir Gai
- Page 2 only starting from measure 60 (second line, after the piano part, starting on an eighth note F).
Berlioz/VoxmanRubank*
French HornFarewell Serenade
- No repeats, 2nd endings only (skip the first endings), stop at the end of the second to last line (do not play the last line).
Herfurth/VoxmanRubank*
TromboneDiamond
- No grace notes, no cadenza.
H.A. VandercookRubank %
Euphonium BC/TCSarabanda and Gavotta
- No repeats
**Euphonium TC use Trumpet book
Corelli/VoxmanRubank*
TubaPremier Solo de ConcoursManiet/VoxmanRubank*
MalletsSonata (for Violin)
- Page 2 beginning at rehearsal letter B and playing until the end.
Corelli/McMillanAlfred$
Snare DrumSolo #19 p. 66Feldstein/BlackAlfred^
TimpaniTimpani solo #4WhaleyMeredith Music~
Publishers* = Rubank Concert & Contest Collection
& = First Book of Bassoon Solos, Hilling & Bergmann. Faber Publishing (Google it, it’s available)
% = Rubank Trombone Gems
$ = Masterpieces for Marimba Arr. Thomas McMillan
^ = Alfred's Drum Method, Book 2
~ = Audition Etudes by Garwood Whaley

Requirements: Percussion

Snare Drum:

    1. Rudiments (Snare Drum, from exercise sheet; click here to download as a .pdf)
    2. Solo (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)