2023 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.


2023 Band Audition Scales Information will be announced Friday, October 21st:

Instrument Scale 1 Scale 2          Instrument Scale 1 Scale 2
Flute Ab G Trumpet F A
Oboe Ab G Horn Bb G
Bassoon Ab G Trombone Ab D
Clarinet F A Baritone T.C. Bb E
Bass Cl. F A Euphonium Ab D
Alto Sax Bb E Tuba Ab G
Tenor Sax Bb A Mallets Ab G
Bari Sax Bb E      


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 21st.
    • 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):


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


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


Contact information:

    • Travis Swanson – WMEA Band Vice President
    • 6 Second West Rd., Big Piney, WY 83113
    • band.vp@wyomea.org
    • (970) 208-7896


The guest conductor of the All-State Band:

Dr. Erica J. Neidlinger, DePaul University


All-State Band Repertoire:

Movement 1 “Gandalf” from Lord of the Rings by Johann de Meij

Mambo Perro Loco by Julie Giroux

Dancing in the Rain by Yo Goto

A Movement for Rosa by Mark Camphouse




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 Horn Tuba
Bassoon Tenor Saxophone Trombone Percussion
Bb Clarinet Baritone Saxophone Baritone T.C.  
Etude #1  ALL        Etude #2 ALL Etude #1 and #2 – Scores Scales ALL(R)


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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