HONOR BAND AUDITIONS

JUNIOR HIGH: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2018

HIGH SCHOOL: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2018

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Percussionists MUST audition in all three areas of snare, mallets, and timpani. The final score will be the sum of your scores and the sightreading score in one area of your choice.

TIMPANI

 

1. TUNE INTERVALS

You will be asked to tune two intervals from the following:

  • Perfect 4th

  • Perfect 5th

  • Minor 3rd 

  • High schoolers add Major 3rd

 You will first tune a drum to a specific pitch with a pitch pipe, then tune a second drum to a given interval higher than the first drum. Tuning gauges may not be used.

2. SINGLE STROKE ROLL pp < ff > pp.

3. ETUDE 

JUNIOR HIGH: Tymp Tunes, by Schinstine, pub. Southern – p. 12, beginning to Letter B

HIGH SCHOOL: TBA

SNARE
 

1. RUDIMENTS

You will be asked to play three rudiments from the following list. Play all open-close-open (meaning slow-->fast-->slow) except for the multiple bounce roll. Click the link for a play-along track from the Vic Firth website. 

2. ETUDE

JUNIOR HIGH: 17 Plus 1 Percussion Pieces for Contest and Try-outs, by Schinstine, pub. Southern – p. 9. full page

HIGH SCHOOL: TBA

MALLETS
 

1. SCALES

You will be asked to play three scales from the following: C, F, G, Bb, D, Eb, Ab and chromatic. High schoolers add the rest of the major scales.   Play as many octaves as you can. Chromatic is over the entire instrument.

2. ETUDE 

JUNIOR HIGH: Masterpieces for Marimba, by McMillan,  p. 11, pickups to Letter D to end

HIGH SCHOOL: TBA

WHAT TO BRING 
 
  • Sticks/Mallets

  • Pitch pipe

  • Snare drum

  • Marimba

  • Music

  • Dress clothes for audition

  • Money for lunch

Accepted percussionists will not be limited to one particular instrument. Their parts will be assigned by the auditors.

© 2016 by Alison Anderson-Kahl

Masters project designed for the American Band College of Sam Houston State University