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    Parish Honor Band: Middle School 

     

    The following information is an overview of the requirements for chair placement in the Middle School Parish Honor Band. 

     

    Wind Auditions

     
    Scales 
     
    All wind players are required to play four major scales: F, B-flat, E-flat, and A-flat Concert. They will use the number of octaves as required by LMEA District IX for the Junior High District Honor Band.
     
    All wind players will play a chromatic scale equal in range to that required by LMEA District IX for the Junior High District Honor Band (a minimum of one octave is recommended for students who cannot play the full range).

     

    Etudes
     
    All wind players will play one of the two etudes required by LMEA District IX for the Junior High District Honor Band.  All etudes come from the Rubank Intermediate method as follows:
     
    Instrument
    Set 1
    (2016-17)
    Set 2 
    (2017-18) 
    Set 3 
    (2018-19) 
    Flutepg. 6 #2pg. 6 #3 pg. 9, top line only, until the repeat sign
    Oboe pg. 5 #3 pg. 9, top part only pg. 15 #3
    Bassoonpg. 3 #3 pg. 5 #4 pg. 4 #4
    Clarinetpg. 9 #3 pg. 13 #2 pg. 21 #3
    Low Clarinetpg. 49, bottom part only pg. 19, bottom part only pg. 28 #3, bottom line only
    All Saxophonespg. 6 #3 pg. 9, Duet, top part only pg. 10 #2
    Trumpet/Baritone TC 
    pg. 12 #2 pg. 15 #4 pg. 8 #3 mss. 1-16
    Hornpg. 16 #4 pg. 11 #2pg. 30 #2 mss. 1-16
    Trombone/BaritoneBC 
    pg. 13 #2 pg. 19 #4 pg. 9 #3 mss. 1-16
    Tubapg. 17 #4 pg. 14 #4 pg. 18 #4
     
    Sight-Reading
     
    All wind players will sight-read a short exercise. 
     
    Percussion Auditions

     

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

     
    Scales
     
    On melodics, the students will play one octave each of F, B-flat, E-flat, and A-flat concert major scales. 

     
    Etudes 
     
    Percussionists will play both etudes as follows:
     
     Set 1 (2016-17)Set 2 (2017-18) Set 3 (2018-19)
    Melodicpg. 4 #4 pg. 7 #3 pg. 26 Arban Etude
    Batterpg. 5 Exercise #3 pg. 7 Exercise #5 pg. 9 #7 
     
    Batter Rudiments

     

    For their auditions, batter percussionists will be required to prepare the following rudiments, open-close-open, lasting no more than 30 seconds each:

     

    • Single-Stroke Roll
    • Paradiddle
    • Flam
    • Flam-tap
       
    Sight-Reading


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