2019 Winds/Percussion AUDITION


For the audition process to be fair and equitable, everyone must understand the audition requirements and procedures. If you are new to the process, please take time to review the audition requirements, procedures, and current revisions as listed in the WHSAA Handbook, page 87.


General Information:

  • Both etudes were composed so that an entire ensemble or small groups can work at the same time (percussion separate).
  • Students play all scales by memory. No scale sheets or fingering charts permitted in the audition room.
  • Scales are played in the written key (no transposing). Play the octave(s) written on the Wyoming All-State Scale Sheets.
  • Pay close attention to all metronome markings. Only excerpts and scales performed between +/- 10 beats per minute will have the opportunity to receive full credit.
  • NO use of metronomes by students during the audition (even on silent).
  • Pay special attention to dynamics and articulation, as they are important deciding factors.
  • Students will have thirty seconds to review the sight-reading. They may play aloud during this time.
  • Students wishing to audition for piccolo must play the supplemental etude at the end of the flute audition. 
  • See Audition Materials below.


Order of Audition (see audition materials below):


  1. Identification (instrument, ID#)    
  2. First Etude
  3. Second Etude 
  4. Major Scale #1
  5. Major Scale #2
  6. Chromatic Scale
  7. Sight Reading



  1. Identification (instrument, ID#)
  2. Snare Etude
  3. Double Stroke Roll (note handbook for new information)
  4. Timpani Etude (demonstrate tuning on recording)
  5. Mallet Excerpt
  6. Major Scale #1
  7. Major Scale #2
  8. Chromatic Scale
  9. Sight Reading


Contact information:

  • Zach Tolman – WMEA Band Vice President
  • 1306 Fir St., Riverton, WY  82501
  • ztolman@fremont25.org   
  • (cell) 307-851-4416


The guest conductor will be Dr. John Locke.



Audition Materials:

You have the option to download each instrument (scales and etudes), or Etudes ALL and Scales ALL.

Alto Saxophone Bassoon Horn in F Trumpet
Baritone TC Clarinet Oboe Trombone
Baritone Saxophone Euphonium Tenor Saxophone Tuba
Bass Clarinet Flute/Pic** Percussion** Band Scales ALL
Etude #1  ALL** Etude #1 ALL ** Etude #2 ALL Etude #1 and #2 – Scores



Specific scales to be played for the auditions will be announced on this website on Friday, October 19th, 2018









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