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 AuditionsScalesAll 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).EtudesAll 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:
InstrumentSet 1(2016-17)Set 2(2017-18)Set 3(2018-19) Flute pg. 6 #2 pg. 6 #3 PDF pg. 9, top line only, until the repeat sign Oboe pg. 5 #3 pg. 9, top part only PDF pg. 15 #3 Bassoon pg. 3 #3 pg. 5 #4 PDF pg. 4 #4 Clarinet pg. 9 #3 pg. 13 #2 PDF pg. 21 #3 Low Clarinet pg. 49, bottom part only pg. 19, bottom part only PDF pg. 28 #3, bottom line only All Saxophones pg. 6 #3 pg. 9, Duet, top part only PDF pg. 10 #2Trumpet/Baritone TC pg. 12 #2 pg. 15 #4 PDF pg. 8 #3 mss. 1-16 Horn pg. 16 #4 pg. 11 #2PDF pg. 30 #2 mss. 1-16Trombone/BaritoneBC pg. 13 #2 pg. 19 #4 PDF pg. 9 #3 mss. 1-16 Tuba pg. 17 #4 pg. 14 #4 PDF pg. 18 #4Sight-ReadingAll wind players will sight-read a short exercise.Percussion Auditions
Beginning in 2014, all Percussionists will audition on both melodics and batter.ScalesOn melodics, the students will play one octave each of F, B-flat, E-flat, and A-flat concert major scales.EtudesPercussionists will play both etudes as follows:
Set 1 (2016-17) Set 2 (2017-18) Set 3 (2018-19)
pg. 4 #4
pg. 5 Exercise 3
pg. 7 #3
pg. 7 Exercise 5
pg. 26 Arban Etude
pg. 9 #7Batter Rudiments
For their auditions, batter percussionists will be required to prepare the following rudiments, open-close-open, lasting no more than 30 seconds each:
Sight-ReadingAll percussionists will sight-read a short exercise on both melodics and batter.