BAND

REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the general music requirements, please prepare and include the following in your audition video.

1. Required scales/rudiments for your instrument (see below)

2. One selection demonstrating your fast, technical playing

3. One selection demonstrating your slow, expressive playing

Scales/Rudiments:

  1. All students should be able to play the concert B♭, F, and E♭ Major scales. 

       Percussionists should be able to play them on piano, keyboard, or mallet instrument (bells, xylophone,

       marimba, etc.)​

  • Play each scale at a steady tempo of your choosing.

  • Play each scale two octaves if you can.

   2. Percussionists should be able to demonstrate the following rudiments on snare drum (or practice pad).

  • Single Stroke Roll

  • Double Stroke Roll

  • Flam

  • Paradiddle

NOTE: For percussion rudiments, perform each one slow to fast nd then back to slow again.  Only play them as fast as you can while​ maintaining relaxed, controlled sound. (15 - 20 seconds for each.)

Selections:

  1. You may choose your own short selections to play for your audition.  Prepare two contrasting selections: one fast, one slow.  Each selection should be approximately one minute in length.  These should be selections from solo repertoire; not from a full band concert song.

       Percussion: Prepare two selections - one on snare drum and one on piano/keyboard/mallets.​

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