2021 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 ALL of the audition information.

 

General Information:

  • Both etudes were composed so that an entire ensemble or small groups can work at the same time.
  • Students play all scales by memory.
  • No scale sheets or fingering charts permitted while recording.
  • Scales are played in the written key (no transposing) as specified on the All-State Scale Sheets.
  • Scales will be announced on this page on October 14th.
  • 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.
  • Use of a Metronome is not permitted (even on silent) during the audition.
  • Pay special attention to dynamics and articulation, as they are important deciding factors.
  • See Audition Materials below.

 

Order of Audition (see audition materials below):

Winds

  1. First Etude
  2. Second Etude 
  3. Major Scale #1
  4. Major Scale #2
  5. Chromatic Scale           

Percussion

  1. Etude 1 on Snare, Double Stroke Roll
  2. Etude 2 on Timpani (tune drums on recording)
  3. Etude on Mallet Instrument (Xylophone or Marimba, preferably)
  4. Major Scale #1 and #2
  5. Chromatic Scale

 

Contact information:

  • Chad Rose – WMEA Band Vice President
  • 81 Davis Tee, Sheridan, WY 82801
  • band.vp@wyomea.org
  • (307) 620-2931

 

The guest conductor of the All-State Band:

Dr. Robert Belser, University of Wyoming

 

All-State Band Repertoire:

Danzon No. 2 – Arturo Marquez
Symphony No. 4 – David Maslanka
Only Light – Aaron Perrine
Entry March of the Boyars – Johann Halvorsen
 

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Audition Materials:

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

Flute Bass Clarinet Trumpet Euphonium
Oboe Alto Saxophone French Horn Tuba
Bassoon Tenor Saxophone Trombone Percussion
Bb Clarinet Baritone Saxophone Baritone T.C.  
      Scales ALL(R)
Etude #1  ALL        Etude #2 ALL Etude #1 and #2 – Scores Etudes and Scales ALL

 

The composer created an MP3 of the Piano Accompaniment to Etude #2 so students would have something to rehearse the etude with. The accompaniment will not be used in the audition.

NOTE: Students auditioning on flute who have an interest or ability to play Piccolo, must perform the additional etude as listed on the flute audition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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