Parish Honor Band: High School
The following information is an overview of the requirements for the High School Parish Honor Band Audition.
Wind AuditionsScalesAll 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, AThey 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).
EtudesAll 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:
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
Sight-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 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, AEtudesPercussionists will play both etudes as follows:
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)
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.