Wind Ensemble

Wind Ensemble Audition Requirements

  • Solo work of the student’s choice, an excerpt about 1-2 minutes in length - grade 2-3 recommended. Please bring a copy of the piece to the adjudicators at the time of audition. 
  • Scales and arpeggios 
  • Sight-reading may be required 

Scale Requirements

Flute, Clarinet: Major 2 octaves: concert F, Bb Eb, Ab, Chromatic start on any pitch

All others: Major 1 octave: concert F, Bb Eb, Ab,  Chromatic start on any pitch

Mallet instruments: Major 1 octave: concert F, Bb, Eb Ab

Rhythm Section Requirements

Snare drum

  • flam taps
  • paradiddles
  • 5 stroke roll
  • 9 stroke roll

All students

  • demonstrate a long roll
  • tune two pitches on timpani