Audition Instructions

Beginning Band

  • This ensemble is intended for students who are starting on their instrument.
  • “Music and Arts” will be at TCHS on Sunday 6/2, from 1:30pm – 2:30pm to help new students choose which instrument best fits them, and to rent an instrument.
  • No chair placement audition will be necessary.

Intermediate Band

  • This ensemble is intended for students who have just completed Beginning Band, or need to further develop basic fundamentals and music reading.
  • Students in this ensemble are not required to audition with a prepared piece of music. But, students should be prepared to play their CONCERT Bb scale in class on the first day, to help with student chair placement within each section.

Concert Band

  • This ensemble is intended for experienced middle school players. If the audition music for this band seems too easy, then it is recommended that the student also prepare the more difficult audition material for the Advanced Band and Wind Ensemble.
  • All students that would like to be in the Concert Band must audition on Monday morning of camp with:
    • Concert Band exercise material attached to this email – prepare the exercise for your instrument only (Percussion: no excerpt, but be prepared to sight read a piece on snare);
    • Major scales - CONCERT F, Bb, and Eb. (Students will be asked to demonstrate only 2 of these scales – percussion will perform on mallets.)
  • Chair placement will be decided by the audition, and students will be placed in either Concert or Intermediate Band.

Advanced Band and Wind Ensemble

  • These ensembles are intended for very experienced upper middle school students (i.e. honor band attendees and superiors on solos) and experienced high school students.
  • All Students that would like to join either the Advanced Band or Wind Ensemble must audition Monday morning of camp with:
    • Advanced Band / Wind Ensemble exercise material attached to this email – prepare the exercise for your instrument only (Percussion: no excerpt, but be prepared to sight read a piece on snare);
    • Major scales - CONCERT G, C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, and Db. (Students will be asked to demonstrate only 3 of these scales – percussion will perform on mallets.)
  • Ensemble placement and chair placement will be decided by the audition.
  • Students who audition for Advanced or Wind Ensemble, but don’t meet some requirements, may be placed in Concert Band.
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Concert Band - Audition Material
OSMC 2019 Band Audition Material - Conce
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Advanced Band & Wind Ensemble - Audition Material
OSMC 2019 Band Audition Material - Advan
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Band Audition Instructions - Printable (same as shown above on website)
OSMC Audition Instructions.pdf
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