High School Honors Band Audition Music
All EKU High School Honors Band participants are required to play an audition after registration and check-in. The results of this audition will determine the ensemble and seating of each participant.
Auditions for Wind and Brass players will consist of:
1. Scales. Full range chromatic scale, and up to three major scales between 0 and 5 flats. Memorization is encouraged, but not required.
2. Prepared piece from audition list (see below).
Percussionists: please bring snare sticks, keyboard mallets, and timpani mallets (instruments will be provided).
Auditions for Wind and Brass players will consist of two parts:
1. Scales: Each participant will be asked to play a full-range chromatic scale and up to three major scales, selected from the following: C, G, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db (concert pitches). Memorization is encouraged, but not required.
2. Prepared piece list (details forthcoming):
Euphonium (bass clef)
Euphonium (treble clef)
String Bass (placement by dir. rec. only)
Percussion (prepare all)
WHAT TO BRING TO AUDITIONS
• Woodwinds and Brass: Your instrument and prepared piece.
• Percussionists: Snare sticks, keyboard mallets, and timpani mallets.