Audition Information

2017 - 2018 Concert Year

Eligibility

To be eligible to audition for the Shore Intermediate Band, you must be a student at an affiliated school. In addition, you must be sponsored by your band director or your private instructor.

Before you decide to audition, you must make sure that you are able to attend all rehearsals and performances. Please review the calendar to see rehearsal and concert dates. Illness is the only acceptable absence. Any other absence will result in expulsion from the group.

Requirements: Non-Percussion

Each student will be judge on the following criteria:

  1. Scales
  2. Solo
  3. Sight reading (to be supplied at the audition)
Scales

Articulation and tempo requirements are as follows:

Major scales:
  • mm 80 minimum, tongued and slurred (except trombone and mallet percussion)
  • rhythm is: quarter-note, six eighth-notes, quarter-note, six eighth-notes, quarter-note
Chromatic:
  • mm 80 minimum, tongued and slurred
  • rhythm is: all eighth-notes

Scales do not need to be memorized.

The grid below shows the required scales for each instrument.

Instrument Scale and number of octaves Chromatic Scales
(Click Instrument to download scales as PDF) Ab Eb Bb F C G D A E from to octaves
2
2
2
2
1
2
2
Bb4
Bb6
2
1
1
1
1
2
1
C4
C6
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
E3
E6
3
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
  
E3
E5
2
1
2
1
2
2
1
C2
C4
2
2
1
2
2
1
2
1
C4
C6
2
2
1
2
2
1
2
1
C4
C6
2
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
C4
C6
2
1
1
1
1
2
1
2
G3
G5
2
1
1
1
2
1
2
G2
G4
2
1
1
1
2
1
2
F2
F4
2
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
F3
F5
2
1
1
1
2
1
2
F2
F4
2
1
1
1
2
1
1
F1
F3
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Not Applicable


Solo

Audition music is not provided by the Shore Intermediate Band Director's Association.
Required solos should be available from your music teacher or through the following music dealers:

 

The required solos for November 2017 auditions are as follows...

 

Instrument Solo, Required section(s)
Flute
Menuet - Bizet: Concert and Contest Collection for Flute; m. 11-42.
Oboe
Gavotta - Goedicke: Concert and Contest Collection for Oboe; p. 5. m. 1-9 (no repeat), m. 19-35 (no D.C. al Fine)
Bassoon
Allegro Appassionata - Camille Saint-Saens: Classic Festival Solos book by Belwin; beginning until m. 61
Bb Clarinet
Adagio, K622 - Mozart: Concert and Contest Collection for Bb Clarinet; beginning to cadenza.
Bass Clarinet
Largo and Allegro Vivace - Loeillet: Concert and Contest Collection for Bass Clarinet; include grace notes and trills.
Alto Saxophone
Minuet - Mozart: Concert and Contest Collection for Alto Saxophone; include grace notes and trills.
Tenor Saxophone
Two Little Tales - Despotes: Concert and Contest Collection for Tenor Saxophone; movement 1 - "Sentimental."
Baritone Saxophone
Duet - Niemann: Rubank Advanced Method for Saxophone, Volume 1; pg. 31, no. 13, parts 1 and 2.
Trumpet
L'Allegro - Koepke: Concert and Contest Collection for Trumpet; Andante - beginning to cadenza, Allegro-p.17, mm95-123.
French Horn
Romance, OP. 36 - Saint-Saens: Concert and Contest Collection for French Horn.
Baritone T.C. and B.C.
Romance in Eb - Ostransky: Concert and Contest Collection for Trumpet or Baritone.
Trombone
Concerto Minature - Ostransky: Concert and Contest Collection for Trombone; Allegro - beginning to cadenza, Scherzo - m. 65-97.
Tuba
Sarabande and Gavotte - Corelli: Concert and Contest Collection for Tuba.
Snare Drum
Solo # 19 - Feldstein/Black: Alfred's Drum Method, Book 2; p. 66.
Timpani
Etude #5 for Timpani - G. Whaley: Audition Etudes by Garwood Whaley, Meredith Music Publications; pg. 14.
Mallet Percussion
Etude #5 for Keyboard Percussion - G. Whaley: Audition Etudes by Garwood Whaley, Meredith Music Publications; pg. 21.

Requirements: Percussion

Snare Drum:

    1. Rudiments (from exercise sheet; download here in pdf format)
    2. Solo (see solo list)
    3. Sight reading (to be supplied at the audition)
    4. Basic Exercises (from exercise sheet; download here in pdf format)

Timpani:

    1. Long roll
    2. Tuning
    3. Solo (see solo list)
    4. Sight reading (to be supplied at the audition)