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    Parish Honor Band: High School 

     

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

    Wind Auditions

    Scales 
     
    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).

    Etudes

    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.

    PDF 

    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

    PDF 

    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

    PDF 

    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

    PDF 

    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

    PDF 

    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

    PDF 

    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

    PDF 

    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

    PDF 

    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

    PDF 

    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

    PDF 

     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 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 
     
    Etudes 
     
    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)

    PDF 

    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)

    PDF 

    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. 
    Sight-Reading

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