High School Band Audition Excerpts

2020-21

All excerpts are taken from the KMEA state auditon material. Please refer to the auditon material from the state website for notes concerning correctons in music and publisher/versions. All errata listed comes directly from the state excerpts.

Music Requirements for the Wind Auditions
  1. A full range chromatic scale slurred up and tongued down. Quarter Note MM= 120. Memorization is not required.
  2. One major scale, either D or A-flat. Quarter Note MM= 120. Memorization is not required. All scales will start on the lowest possible starting note in the practical range. Each scale is non-transposed (i.e., if a trumpet player is asked to perform a C scale, they will be expected to perform a C scale on their instrument, not a C concert scale.) The major scale for each instrument will be posted by the band chairpersons on the morning of live auditions.
  3. Sections of the required etudes/solos listed below. Further cuts may be determined by judges the day of auditions and posted clearly outside the audition room.
  4. Sight reading
All excerpts are taken from the KMEA state auditon material. All errata listed comes directly from the state excerpts.

Major Scale:
D Major, Quarter Note MM = 120

Reminder: All scales will start on the lowest possible starting note in the practical range. Each scale is non-transposed (i.e., if a trumpet player is asked to perform a C scale, they will be expected to perform a C scale on their instrument, not a C concert scale.)

Individual instrument audition cuts are displayed for each instrument in the list below.
Piccolo
Concerto in C Major, Vivaldi, (RV443) published by International, #2782.
Play entire Largo movement, no repeats.
Piccolo audition cut:
Excerpt 1: Measures 1-5
Excerpt 2: Measures 10-13
Flute
Concerto in G, K313, Mozart, published by International (#1962).
First Movement: play m. 31 "A" to m. 57
Second Movement: play m. 11 "F" to m. 21
Edit 5/16/2011: In the 16th measure of the second movement of the Concerto in G, the quarter note E should be an eighth note.
Flute audition cut:
Excerpt 1: Mvt. 1 - Measure. 31 "A" to measure 44
Excerpt 2: Mvt. 2 - Measure 16, starting at the last two eighth notes, to end of measure 21
Oboe
Sonata No. 1, G.F. Handel, published by Carl Fischer (CU-1385).
Play all of the opening Adagio and the first Allegro.
Oboe audition cut:
Excerpt 1: Mvt. 1 - Measures 1-5, ending on dotted quarter note B-flat.
Excerpt 2: Mvt. 2 - Measure 8 "B" to measure 17 "C"
Bassoon
48 Famous Studies for Bassoon, Op. 31, W. Ferling, ed. J. Thornton, published by Southern Music (B-242).
P. 5, #7 play first 2 lines
P. 6, #8 play m. 1-8, end on quarter note G of measure 8
Bassoon audition cut:
Excerpt 1: #7, play first 2 lines
Excerpt 2: #8, play m. 1-8, end on quarter note G of measure 8
B♭ Soprano Clarinet
Weber Concertino, Op. 26, Carl Maria von Weber, published by Carl Fischer.
NOTE: Please use the following edition: CU724 (Cundy)
Play measures 21-36 and m. 167-179
  1. Measure number 177 in the Carl Fischer edition (formerly a Cundy-Bettoney publication) contains an error which should be addressed. The first 6 notes should be written as sixteenth notes, and not as thirty-second notes.
  2. In measure number 212, on the "and of 5", the sixteenth note should be "F" not "E".
B♭ Soprano Clarinet audition cut:
Excerpt 1: Adagio - Measures 21-36
Excerpt 2: Allegro - Measure 167- 175 "F", ending on quarter note C
Bass and Contra Clarinet
Allegro Spiritoso, J.B. Senaille/Thurston, published by Southern Music (SU114).
Measure 1 to downbeat of 28, ending on D eighth note
NOTE: Please use the following edition: SU114 (in b-flat). This edition should be used for ALL BASS CLARINETS AND CONTRA-CLARINETS. E♭ Contra should read the B♭ part.
Bass and Contra Clarinet audition cut:
Excerpt 1: Pickup into measure 2 to eighth note D on measure 20
Excerpt 2: Measure 20, starting on eighth note A, to the downbeat of measure 30, ending on D eighth note
** these two excerpts may be recorded as one continuous performance**
Saxophones (Alto, Tenor, Baritone)
Selected Studies for Saxophone, H. Voxman, published by Rubank.
p. 7, play m. 1-12
Saxophones audition cut:
Excerpt: Measures 1-12
B♭ Cornet and Trumpet
Petite Piece Concertante, G. Balay, published by Kjos, edited by Buchtel.
Play m. 36-58 and m. 110-118
B♭ Cornet and Trumpet audition cut:
Excerpt 1: Mouvt Modere: measures 48-58
Excerpt 2: Mt Marche: Measures 110-117, ending on half note C
Horn
Concerto, opus 8, Franz Strauss/Sansone, published by Southern Music (SS-352).
Play Letter "A" to Letter "B"
P. 2 play first three lines and end on quarter note D last measure of line 3.
edit Jan. 2, 2012: Please note that in the 21st measure after F the last four notes should be sixteenth notes.
Horn audition cut:
Excerpt 1: Allegro - measures 43 (starts on dotted half note D) - 50
Excerpt 2: Animato - play first three lines and end on quarter note D, last measure of line 3
Trombone and Euphonium
Contest Piece (Morceau de Concours), opus 57, G. Alary, published by Carl Fischer (CU-754).
Play m. 7-23
Play m. 118-130
For the TC Baritone use the Carl Fischer Repertoire Classics for Trumpet (WF114) ISBN 0-8250-8279-6 (note changes in the TC part: The dynamics and the articulations are exactly the same as the original bass clef version except for the crescendo in measure 9 and measure 18 should be G,G,A,B,C instead of G,G,A#,B,C.)
NOTE: The written CONCERT "E♭" in measure 11 on beat two should be a CONCERT "F" in both the Bass Clef and Treble Clef Versions. Also, please note 24 measures from the end on beat three the written CONCERT "B♭" should be a CONCERT "C" in both the Bass Clef and Treble Clef Versions. Please perform both of these changes in your audition.
Trombone and Euphonium audition cut:
Excerpt 1: Andante - measures 15 - 23
Excerpt 2: Allegro - measure 118-130
Tuba
Suite for Tuba, Don Haddad, published by Shawnee Press (LA 66).
P. 2, play Letter H to Letter J omit two measure rest
p. 2, second Movement - start on pick-up to Letter B and play to first ending. End on low A-flat
Tuba audition cut:
Excerpt 1: Allegro - Letter H (omit 2 measure rest) to low C on the measure before I
Excerpt 2: Andante - Play from the pick-up to letter B to letter C
Timpani
26 Etudes, The Solo Timpanist, Vic Firth, published by Carl Fischer (04402).
Etude II - play first 4 lines
Etude III - play first 5 lines
Timpani audition cut:
Excerpt 1: Etude II - Play first 4 lines
Excerpt 2: Etude III - Play first 5 lines
Snare Drum
Portraits in Rhythm, 50 Studies for Snare Drum, Anthony Cirone, published by Belwin Mills (HAB 101).
P. 13, #11, Begin at Line 5 and play to first beat of Line 10
P. 8, #6, Play first 5 lines
Snare Drum audition cut:
Excerpt 1: Page 13, #11, play from line 5 to downbeat of line 10
Excerpt 2: Page 8, #6, play first 5 lines
Mallets
Masterpieces for Marimba, arr. Thomas McMillan, published by Belwin/Warner Bros. (PROBK 1202).
P. 10 & 11-Sonata
Play the first 3 lines
Play Letter "D" to the end of the piece
Mallets audition cut:
Excerpt 1: Allegro - play first 3 lines
Excerpt 2: Play from letter D to the end of the page
 
Chairperson
Brad Harzman
Lebo HS
PO Box 45
Lebo, KS 66856
w: 620-256-6341
Important Dates - HS Band
Oct. 18, 2021 - Mon
Registration Deadline — HS Band, HS Jazz Band, HS Orchestra
$5 per audition
Oct. 24, 2021 - Sun
Audition Registration - Late Deadline #1 — HS Choir, HS Band, HS Jazz Band, HS Orchestra
$25 per audition
Nov. 5, 2021 - Fri
Audition Registration - Late Deadline #2 — HS Choir, HS Band, HS Jazz Band, HS Orchestra
$50 per audition
Nov. 6, 2021 - Sat
Audition Registration - Late Deadline #3 — HS Choir, HS Band, HS Jazz Band, HS Orchestra
$100 per audition
Nov. 6, 2021 - Sat
District Auditions — HS Honor Groups
Location TBA

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