Middle Level Band

Middle Level Band
Audition Requirements

Students auditioning on wind or mallet instruments will record the assigned etude. All recordings should be in audio format. Data CD's with MP3 files will be acceptable as well. Please don't allow background noise, talking or a bad recording level to hinder audition recording. All CD's should be identified with a removable label. No markings should be written on the CD.

AUDITION MATERIAL
  1. First, record a chromatic scale (suggested ranges are posted below). The scale must be slurred up and tongued down on wind instruments at mm=90. Mallet percussion should use rolls going up. Trombones should use legato tonguing going up, not glissandos. If the student has an expanded range, they may demonstrate their full range.
  2. After the scale, on a separate track, record the etude selection. All audition material for the wind instruments is taken from the INTERMEDIATE RUBANK METHOD book.
  3. Percussionists are to record on both Snare Drum and Timpani. The audition material for the percussion instruments is taken from Basic Drumming by Joel Rothman (for snare drum) and AUDITION ETUDES by Garwood Whaley (for timpani & mallets). Mallets may be auditioned separately. It is preferable for a student auditioning on all three instruments to record mallets on the same CD as the snare/timpani.

AUDITION CYCLES
Cycle #1 - 2019, 2021, 2023, 2025, 2027 (odd years)
Cycle #2 - 2020, 2022, 2024, 2026, 2028 (even years)

Instrument Cycle #1 Cycle #2
Flute Pg. 9 . 1st part of duet . pick up to m. 17 to end . mm=88 Pg. 6 . Etude #2 . All 4 lines . mm=100
Oboe Pg. 13 . Etude #3 . All 3 lines . mm=88 Pg. 20 . Etude #5 . All 3 lines . mm=60
Bassoon Pg. 13 . Etude #1 . All . mm=72. Take 2nd ending, end on 'C' before the D.S. Pg. 18 . Etude #5 . All . mm q. =60
Clarinet Pg. 19 . Pick up to letter D to the fermata m. 35 Pg. 49 . 1st part of Trio . 2nd line, 2nd meas. To end . mm=98
Bass Clarinet
(from Clarinet book)
Pg. 13 . Etude #2 . First 12 measures . mm=108 Pg. 28 . Etude #3 . Play 2nd part of duet . No repeats . mm=120
Saxophone
Alto, Tenor & Bari
Pg. 13 . Etude #5 . All 4 lines . mm=88 Pg. 18 . Etude #5 . All 4 lines . mm=108
Trumpet Pg. 32 . Gavotte . 1st part of duet . No repeats . mm=120 Pg. 44 . Austrian . 1st part of duet . All 4 lines . mm=88
Horn Pg. 11 . Etude #2 . All 4 lines . No repeats . mm 120 Pg. 34 . Legato Etude . 1st part of duet . All 3 lines . mm 108
Trombone/Baritone BC Pg. 13 . Etude #2 . All 4 lines . mm 120 Pg. 9 . Etude #3 . Beg to 3rd line meas 5 . mm=92
Baritone TC
(from Trumpet book)
Pg. 12 . Etude #2 . All 4 lines . mm 120 (m.29 B is natural) Pg. 8 . Etude #3 . Beg to 3rd line meas 5 . mm=92
Tuba Pg. 14 . Etude #4 . All 4 lines . mm=104 Pg. 38 . Etude #2 . All 4 lines . mm=76
Mallets
Bells, Xylophone or Marimba
Pg. 19 . Etude #1 . Last 3 lines . mm=120 Pg. 19 . Etude #2 . 1st 16 measures . mm=60
Snare
Original Book (Revised Edition in parentheses)
Pg. 49 (p.61) . lines 1-4 . no repeats . mm=100 Pg. 49 (p.61) . lines 7-10 . no repeats . mm=100
Timpani Pg. 12 . Etude #1 . 3rd line to end . mm=120 Pg. 12 . Etude #2 . 3rd line, 2nd measure to end . mm=112
 
Chairperson
Katie Sperry
Eskridge, KS