Parish Honor Band: High School 


The following information is an overview of the requirements for the High School Parish Honor Band Audition. 

Wind Auditions

All wind players are required to play four major scales (concert keys listed):
Set A (2017-18)B-flat, D-flat, E, G 
Set B (2018-19)B, D, F, A-flat 
Set C (2016-17)C, E-flat, G-flat, A 
They will use the number of octaves as required by LMEA District IX for the High School District Honor Band (or a minimum of one full octave). 
All wind players will play a chromatic scale equal in range to that required by LMEA District IX for the High School District Honor Band (or a minimum of one full octave).


All wind players will play a portion of the etude required by LMEA District IX for the High School District Honor Band.  NOTE: When auditioning for DISTRICT Honor Band, the students is responsible for the entire etude in the following PDFs. The cuts for the PARISH Honor Band Auditions are marked in the PDFs as follows:

Set 1

Fall 2019

Set 2

Fall 2016

Set 3

Fall 2017

Set 4

Fall 2018

Flute: Selected Studies for Flute by H. Voxman; Rubank Pub.

Pg. 38, Andante cantabile, Ab Major. Soussman

Pg. 8, Largo, E minor. Ferling-Rosé PDF

Pg. 4, Sarabande, A minor. Bach

Pg. 12, Lento, D minor.


Bb and Eb Soprano Clarinets – Selected Studies for Clarinet by H. Voxman, Rubank Pub.

Pg. 2, Andante, C Major. Ferling-Rosé

Pg. 22, Andante, Eb Major. Ferling-Rosé PDF

Pg. 16, Adagio, G minor. Ferling-Rosé

Pg. 18, Andante, D Major. Mazas

Alto, Bass, and Contra Clarinets – Artistic Studies for Clarinet, Book 1 (from the French School) ed. by D. Hite, Southern Music Pub.

Pg. 49, measures 1 – 25

Pg. 70, measures 22 – End PDF

Pg. 59, measures 41 – End

15 Pg. 53, measures 1 – 32


Oboes and All Saxophones – 48 Famous Studies for Oboe or Saxophone by Ferling, Southern Music Pub.

Pg. 6, no. 11, D minor, Larghetto

Pg. 12, no. 23, F# minor. Andante PDF

Pg. 8, no. 15, B minor, Largo mesto

Pg. 4, no. 7, E minor, Largo


Bassoon – 48 Famous Studies for Bassoon by Ferling-Thornton, Southern Music Pub.

Pg. 5, no. 7, G minor, Largo

Pg. 2, no. 3, C minor, Andantino PDF

Pg. 20, no. 19, Bb minor, Andante

Pg. 8, no. 9, Ab Major


Trumpet – Selected Studies for Cornet/Trumpet by H. Voxman, Southern Music Pub.

Pg. 14, Valse, E minor. Bohme

Pg. 24, Adagio cantabile, Eb Major. Pietzsch PDF

Pg, 32, Adagio cantabile, Ab Major. Duhew

Pg. 12, Larghetto, G Major


Horn in F – 335 Selected Melodious, Progressive, and Technical Exercises for French Horn, Book I, by Pottag-Andraud, Southern Music Pub.

Pg. 50, Adagio

Pg. 48, Adagio con expressive (1st five lines). Kopprasch PDF

Pg. 51, Largo (1st five lines)

Pg. 19, no. 7, Andante


Tenor Trombone – Selected Studies for Trombone by H. Voxman, Rubank Pub.

Pg. 28, Maestoso, E minor

Pg. 13, Valse lentement, D minor PDF

Pg. 19, Largo cantabile, C Major

Pg. 26, Andante con moto, G Major


Bass Trombone – Exercises from 24 Studies for Bass Trombone or Trombone with F-Attachment by Boris Grigoriev ed. Allen Ostrander, International Music

pg. 2, no. 1, Lento, C Major

Pg. 25, no. 23, G-flat Major PDF

Pg. 21, no. 19, D-flat Major

Pg. 19, no. 17, E Major 

Baritone/Euphonium (Bass Clef) – Selected Studies for Baritone by H. Voxman, Rubank Pub.

Pg. 10, F Major, Larghetto cantabile

Pg. 22, Db Major, Adagio cantabile PDF

Pg. 2, Bb Major, Adagio cantabile

Pg. 18, C Major, Largo cantabile


Baritone/ Euphonium (Treble Clef) - Selected Studies for Cornet-Trumpet by H. Voxman, Southern Music Pub.

Pg. 12, G Major, Larghetto Cantabile

Pg. 24, Eb Major, Adagio cantabile PDF

Pg. 2, C Major, Adagio cantabile

Pg. 21, D Major, Largo cantabile


Tuba – 70 Studies for BBb Tuba, Vol. 1 by Vladislav Blazhevich, Robert King Music Pub.

Pg. 27, no. 28, 4/4, Eb Major, Andante Semplice

Pg. 8, no. 9, 4/4, D minor, Andante cantabile PDF

Pg. 22, no. 23, 6/4/, D Major, Andante

Pg. 19, no. 20, 2/2, G minor, Lento



 All wind players will sight-read a short exercise. 
Percussion Auditions

Beginning in 2014, all Percussionists will audition on both melodics and batter.

On melodics, the students will play one octave each as follows:
Set A (2014, 2017, 2020) B-flat, D-flat, E, G 
Set B (2015, 2018, 2021) B, D, F, A-flat 
Set C (2016, 2019, 2022) C, E-flat, G-flat, A 
Percussionists will play both etudes as follows:

Set 1

Fall 2015

Set 2

Fall 2016

Set 3

Fall 2017

Set 4

Fall 2014

Mallet Etudes – Masterpieces for Marimba by Thomas McMillan

Pg. 14, Sonata by Handel (to letter B, without repeats)

Pg. 16, Sonata by Corelli (lines 1-5) PDF

Pg. 6, Sonatina by Telemann (lines 1-6)

Pg. 10, Sonata by Handel (beginning to letter B, without repeats)


Snare Drum Etudes - Portraits In Rhythm by Anthony Cirone

Etude #4 (lines 1-6)

Etude #42 (p. 45, lines 1-5) PDF

Etude #11 (lines 1-8)

Etude #2 (lines 7-12)


Batter Rudiments

For their auditions, batter percussionists will be required to prepare the following rudiments:

  • Concert (closed) roll – (pp < ff > pp) 20-second time limit: 10 secs. for crescendo, 10 secs. for decrescendo.
  • Rudimental (open) roll [double stroke roll]– (pp < ff > pp) 40-second time limit: 20 secs. for crescendo, 20 secs. for decrescendo. 

All percussionists will sight-read a short exercise on both melodics and batter.