MSBOA All-State Band and Orchestra

Information/Registration form for all students wishing to audition

Students wishing to audition for the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association All-State Band, Orchestra and Jazz Band need to register for auditions no later than September 25th. Registration includes a $10 audition fee for each instrument you will be auditioning on (i.e. if you are auditioning on Flute and Piccolo, you will pay $20). If selected, there is a separate participation fee of $60.

Auditions will take place at a to-be-determined location on October 28th and 29th. Look for more information regarding location as it becomes available. If you are selected to participate in one of these ensembles, you will be performing at the Michigan Music Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Please refer to the following information for guidelines regarding your specific instrument:  

Scales/Rudiments:

Major and Chromatic Scales – MEMORIZED
Piccolo: Ab2, G2, D2, Db1, Chromatic G2
Flute: Ab2, Db2, G2, D2, Chromatic G2
Oboe: Eb1, Ab1, D2, A1, Chromatic D2
Bassoon: Eb2, Ab2, D2, A2, Chromatic Bb2
Clarinet: Eb2, Ab2, D2, A2, Chromatic F3
Alto/Bass Clarinet: Eb1, Ab2, D1, A2, Chromatic F2
Saxophones: D2, A1, Eb2, Ab1, Chromatic Bb2
Trumpet: Eb1, Ab2, D1, A2, Chromatic Bb2
Horn: Ab2, Db1, G2, D1, Chromatic G2
Trombone: Db1, Gb2, C1, G2, Chromatic Ab2
Euphonium/Baritone (Bass Clef): Db1, Gb2, C1, G2, Chromatic Ab2
Euphonium/Baritone (Treble Clef): Eb1, Ab2, D1, A2, Chromatic Bb2
Tuba: Db1, Gb2, C1, G2, Chromatic Ab2
Snare Drum: closed (buzz) roll for 20 seconds—PP < FF > PP
Timpani: Tune to C. roll for 20 seconds. PP < FF > PP
Melodic Percussion: Ab2, Db2, G2, D2, Chromatic G2

Sight reading

Sight reading will take place during your audition on the specified date and time.

Etudes

Piccolo - 35 Exercises for Flute, Op. 33, (Volume 2), Koehler, O1557-Carl Fischer
- Page 3, # 2-Allegro moderato. Entire Etude. Quarter Note = 110-115

Flute - 35 Exercises for Flute, Op. 33, (Volume 2), Koehler, O1557-Carl Fischer
- Page 2. Allegro. mm 1-19. End on mm 20 “A” sixteenth note. Quarter Note = 110-115

Oboe - Gekeler Method (Volume 2), Gekeler, EL00095-Belwin/Warner Brothers
- Page 10, # 15. Continue to the top of page 11. Allegro moderato. Entire Etude.
Dotted Quarter Note = 72
- Page 8, #12. Continue to the top of page 9. Andantino. Entire Etude, with repeat.
Eighth Note = 88

Bassoon - Method for Bassoon (green cover), Weissenborn, CU96-Carl Fischer
- Page 116, # 4. Andante sostenuto. Entire Etude. Quarter Note = 96
- Page 131, # 24. Allegro con brio. Entire Etude, NO repeats. Quarter Note = 120

Clarinet – 32 Rose Etudes, Revised w/CD, # 10083872-Carl Fischer
- Page 22. Etude #18-Vivace. Start with pick-up note to mm 25 (Tempo I) and play to the end.
Dotted Quarter Note = 80
- Page 23, Etude #19. Adagio. Start on mm 33 and play to the end. Quarter Note = 46

Bass and Contra Clarinets – 32 Rose Etudes, Revised w/CD, # 10083872-Carl Fischer
- Page 8, Etude # 4. Allegro. Measures 1-12. Stop on fermata. Quarter Note = 116
- Page 19, Etude # 15. Adagio pietoso. Measures 1-12. Play entire cadenza mm 12. Quarter Note = 48

Alto Saxophone - 48 Famous Studies (actually an oboe book), Ferling, 03770173-Southern Music
- Page 14 # 27. Largo Lagrimoso. mm 17-41 (end). Eighth Note = 96
- Page 18 # 36. Scherzo. mm 1-18. Dotted Quarter Note = 72

Tenor Saxophone - 48 Famous Studies (actually an oboe book), Ferling, 03770173- Southern Music
- Page 1, # 1. Adagio con espressione Measure 16 (pick-ups) to mm. 17 and play to the end. Eighth Note = 92
- Page 3, # 6. Allegretto scherzo Measure 16 (pick-ups) to mm. 17 and play to the end. Dotted Quarter Note = 72

Baritone Saxophone - 48 Famous Studies (actually an oboe book), Ferling, 03770173- Southern Music
- Page 5, # 9. Adagio con espressione. mm 17-39 (end). Eighth Note = 88
- Page 1, # 2. Moderato risoluto mm 1-10. Stop on the downbeat of mm. 10 (G). Quarter Note = 96

Trumpet - 40 Progressive Etudes for Trumpet, Revised Edition w/CD, Sigmund Hering, #10285301
- Page 38, # 36. Moderato. Entire Etude. Dotted Quarter Note = 76

Horn - 335 Selected Melodious Progressive and Technical Studies for Horn (Book 1), Pottag, 03770212
- Page 104, Andalouse. Moderato. Entire Etude. No repeat. Quarter Note = 69 Play the Coda.
- Page 113, # 98. Confuoco. Entire Etude. Dotted Quarter Note = 112

Trombone – Selected Studies for Trombone, by Himmie Voxman 04470720-Rubank
- Page 22, Con moto. Db Major. mm 1-15. Quarter Note =98
- Page 26, Andante con moto. G Major. mm 1-14. Quarter Note = 84

Euphonium - New Concert Studies - Volume 2, Steven Mead, Hal Leonard, Bass Clef – 44004819-De Haske Treble Clef – 44004818-De Haske
- Page 26. Daydream. mm 1-16 and end on half note. Quarter Note = 72
- Page 21. Variation II. First 16 measures w/pick-up. Quarter Note = 112

Tuba - 40 Advanced Studies, Tyrell, 48001043-Boosey & Hawkes
- Page 6. Andante moderato. mm 1-36. Quarter Note = 84

Percussion (students must audition on snare, mallet, and timpani – all three)
Percussion Sight-Reading will be on Snare Drum.
Snare Drum: 
- Modern School for Snare Drum, Goldenberg, #0714B
Page 65. Etude in 7/4. Entire Etude. Quarter Note = 100
Xylophone:
- Modern School for Xylophone Marimba and Vibraphone Goldenberg, 00347776
Page 76. Etude XVIII. Entire Etude. Quarter Note = 72