Appling Honor Band auditions will be the week after fall break. You will be responsible for learning the chromatic scale in at least one octave (fingering chart in the back of book) and will also be asked two of the first six major scales on your scale sheet - concert C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, and Db (my choice not yours). These must be memorized. Speed and/or extra octaves will give extra points.
Students will also be asked the marked sections of their All-West TN band music. Eventually these will be posted as Smart Music assignments and there will be recordings for you to listen to. Please use these as a tool when they are available. Work for correct notes (reminder each song has a different key signature) and rhythms as well as good tone, dynamics, articulation, and strive for close to performance tempo (but accuracy and steadiness is most important)
Flute - m. 6-end of 11, m. 13 - end of 18, m. 31-second note of 38
Oboe - m.3-after first note of 11, m.23 - end of 28, last two notes of 40-end of 46
Bassoon - m.5-end of 13, last note of 24-end of 33, m.37- end of m.42
Clarinet - m.5-after fifth note of 10, last note of m.14-fourth note of m.24, m.35-
end of 40
Saxophone - m.1-after 5th note in m.6, last note of 17-end of 23, last note of 33-
end of song
Trumpet - m.8-end of 15, m.16- end of 22, m.36-end of song
French Horn - last note of 11-end of 23, m.24-end of 31, m.42-end of song
Trombone - m.3-end of 8, m.16-end of 23, m.35-end of m.45
Baritone - after first note in m.8-end of 15, m.22-end of 28, m.30-end of 35
Tuba - m.5-end of 16, m.21-end of 28, m.35-end of 40
Percussion - Timpani - m.5-12, Marimba - m.21-after first note of 25 plus last 9 notes, Snare - m.43-end of m.48
Work on these slowly and with a metronome and please try to come to the help sessions offered on Mondays and Wednsdays after school.
Let me know if you have any questions.