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OHIO BAND DIRECTORS CONFERENCE HONOR BAND

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

SAME AS OMEA ALL-STATE BAND

RECORDING INSTRUCTIONS:

1)  Announce your name, instrument, and school name clearly at the beginning of the recording - allow sufficient time after pressing record.

2)  Record the following materials - see excerpts for each instrument below.

3)  Record a solo from the OMEA Class “A” or “B” list - announce the title and composer of the work prior to your performance.

4)  NOTE: Percussionists are required to record all etudes (snare, timpani and mallets), followed by a solo from the OMEA Class “A” or “B” list on their strongest instrument - announce the title and composer of the work prior to your performance.

FLUTE:  D major scale – 3 octaves to high B—slurred.  Selected Studies for Flute –Voxman, Pub. by Rubank, p. 25 (after first two lines on page) & p. 30—31.

OBOE:  B major and Db major scales—2 octaves—slurred.  Selected Studies for Oboe – Voxman, Pub. by Rubank, p. 7 & p. 29.

BASSOON:  Bb chromatic scale—3 octaves slurred.  Method for Bassoon – J. Weissenborn, Catalogue #CU96, #6 (p. 117) & #22 (p. 130).

CLARINET:  Eb major scale—2 octaves—slurred.  Selected Studies for Clarinet by Voxman:  Pub. by Rubank, p. 5 and p. 32. 

Selected students may be assigned to play Eb or Bass Clarinet.

SAXOPHONE:  Bb major scale—2 octaves—tongued.  Selected Studies for Saxophone by Voxman: Pub. by Rubank, p. 8 & p. 40.

Selected students may be assigned to play Tenor or Baritone Saxophone.

FRENCH HORN:  F major scale—2 octaves—tongued.  Preparatory Melodies to Solo Work by Pottag: Pub. by Belwin, #15 (p. 6), #34 (p. 13) & #83 (p. 33).

TRUMPET:  C major scale—2 octaves—slurred.  Selected Studies for Trumpet –Voxman: Pub. by Rubank, p. 18 & p. 28.

TROMBONE:  Bb major scale—2 octaves—tongued.  Selected Studies for Trombone by Voxman: Pub. by Rubank, p. 20 & p. 43.

EUPHONIUM:  All Euphoniums, both treble and bass clef, must play the trombone etudes. These may be rewritten into treble clef if desired.  The Concert Key (Sounding Pitch) must be maintained.

BASS TROMBONE:  Bb major scale—2 octaves—tongued.  24 Studies for Bass Trombone by Grigoriev/Ostrander: Pub. by International Music: #3 (p. 4) & #14 (p. 16). 

NOTE:  In order to audition for this position, players must use an instrument with the minimum equipment of an “F” attachment and a .525 or larger bore size.

TUBA:  Ab major scale—2 octaves—tongued.  70 Studies for BB flat Tuba by Blazevich, Vol. No. 1: Pub. by Robert King, #27 (p. 26) & #28 (p. 27).

PERCUSSION:  NOTE: Perform/record excerpts for all three instruments (see below)

KEYBOARD:  Bb major scale—2 octaves—eighth notes (92 – 120 BPM).  Modern School for Xylophone, Marimba and Vibes by Morris Goldenberg: Etude XXX-VIII (p. 92—93).

TIMPANI:  The Solo Timpanist by Vic Firth: Etude IV (p. 11)

SNARE:  Portraits in Rhythm by Anthony Cirone: #30.

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