High School Band
Participation Eligibility Requirements
Music Requirements for the Live Audition
- The student's director must be a member of KMEA, will register each audition online, and send the Audition Invoice with appropriate payment to NCKMEA.
These must be completed by the deadline established by NCKMEA.
- The student must be deemed an eligible freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior in good standing in their high school.
Seven Sonatas and Preludes
- A full range chromatic scale slurred up and tongued down. Quarter Note MM=120. Memorization is not required.
- One major scale, two octaves, with up to 4 sharps or 4 flats. Quarter Note MM=120. Memorization is not required.
Slurred up and tongued down. 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.
- Sections of the required etudes/solos listed below.
- Sight reading
by G. F. Handel, Carl Fischer (CU149), Sonata No. III (pp. 6-7) Adagio beginning to letter A; Allegro pick-up to letter C to first note of letter D.
"Polonaise and Badinerie" from Suite in B Minor
by J.S. Bach in Concert
and Contest Collection for C Flute; edited by H. Voxman, published by Hal
Leonard. (HL04471610); Play the Polonaise movement beginning through
the first ending no repeats. Play the Badinerie
movement from the
beginning through measure 33.
NOTICE: The edition of this music has been changed because of
accessibility and cost. While there are many arrangements of this
composition in circulation, judges will use the
articulations and dynamics indicated in this arrangement.
Sonata No. 2
by G. F. Handel, Carl Fischer (CU1385), Larghetto play from the beginning through the "D" written on
beat 3 of the first measure at letter A. Allegro play from the beginning through first beat of letter C.
by E. Bourdeau, edited by Voxman, published by Rubank (04476934): Play from the beginning of the
solo to the "Plus vite" on the 1st page. Start at the beginning of line 7 on the second page and play to the "Plus
B♭ Soprano Clarinet
Concerto for Clarinet in B-flat
by Mozart, Op. 107, K. 622.
Revised and arranged by Simeon Bellison (Carl Fischer, W1668).
1st movement, Allegro moderato: p.2, start in measure 9 and play until rehearsal 1; on page 3 begin 13 measures before rehearsal 4 and play through the first beat of rehearsal 4.
2nd movement, Adagio: play from letter C to letter D.
3 measures before D in the Adagio Mvmt the F should be played as a D (added 11/7/2012).
Use metronome markings as indicated.
Corrections: Section B of the Adagio; 5th measure after (C), the next to last 16th note should be an F;
9th measure after (C), the last three 16th notes should be F, E, D; 10th measure after (C), the eighth note should be C.
B♭ Bass Clarinet
Concert and Contest Collection, Rubank/Hal Leonard (HL04471650), Divertissement in B-flat
, F. J. Haydn (pp. 14-15).
Play the Adagio beginning in measure 15 and play to end (no repeat), Allegro begin in measure 64 and play to end (no repeat).
E♭ and B♭ Contra Bass Clarinet
by L. Bassi, edited by H. Voxman, published by Rubank (Hal Leonard 04476889), listed as a Bass Clarinet solo:
Start at the beginning and play through the dotted quarter-note "B" the bar before rehearsal 1. Begin at rehearsal 3 and play to the Piu Mosso.
Saxophones (Alto, Tenor, Baritone)
by Henri Eccles, arr. by Siguard Rascher, listed as an Alto Saxophone solo. (Theodore Presser 164-00047):
Movement one begin at the pick-up to measure seven and play to the end.
Play all of movement two (II)-Courante (no repeats). IN the second movement, play the entire measure with the high F# down one octave (Measure 16).
B♭ Cornet and Trumpet
Concert Etude, Opus 49
, by Alexander Goedicke. Hal Leonard (HL00121835):
Play from rehearsal 1 to measure 28. Play from rehearsal 5 to rehearsal 6 playing the final note as a quarter note.
Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major
, Opus 11, Richard Strauss, publishers: International (1715) or Carl Fischer (Cu750):
1st movement start at the beginning of the seventh line and play through the dotted half-note "D" in the fourth measure of the tenth line.
Play on the second page beginning at the 2/4 measure and play to the end of the first movement ("tutti").
Trombone and Euphonium
Andante et allegro
, J. Guy-Ropartz, arr. by A. Shipiro (Carl Fischer CU573):
Andante - play from the end of the second line to the end of the 5th line (end on the "g").
Allegro - play from the last measure of the second line through the fourth measure of the fourth line (before the 3 measure rest).
On page two begin at the "Piu Largamento" and play to the end of the solo through the last Allegro section.
would audition on the trumpet version of Andante et allegro
, J Guy-Ropartz, arr. By A Shipiro (Carl Fischer CU572)
with the same cuts as listed for trombone and euphonium.
Variations on the Theme of \"Judas Maccabeus\"
by G.F. Handel, Ludwig Beethoven, arr. by William Bell (Carl Fischer, W1644).
Variation III: play from the beginning (measure 9) to the rest (measure 16). Variation IV: play the last 8 measures of the solo.
Percussionists may audition in one or more areas, but a separate entry and payment must be submitted for each audition area. You are encouraged to audition in all three areas.
The Solo Timpanist
by Vic Firth, published by Carl Fischer (04402):
Etude X, p. 21, from the beginning through measure 20, quarter note MM=112. Etude XI, p. 23, play from measure 24 through the end of the solo, dotted half note MM=69.
Masterpieces For Marimba
, arr. by Thomas McMillan, Pro Art Publications (PR0BK01202):
Sonata by Archangelo Corelli pp. 16-17, begin on the second page at Letter B and play to the end of the solo.
Portraits in Rhythm
, Anthony J. Cirone, 50 Studies for Snare Drum (Belwin Mills, HAB00101):
Exercise #13, p. 15, play the entire etude, no repeats (take second ending). Exercise #4, p. 6, start at the beginning of line seven and play to the end.