Fall 2017 Band/Orchestra Audition Information
There will be two Concert Bands in the fall semester: Wind Symphony MUSI 3120 (T/Th 3:30-5:30) and Concert Band MUSI 1122 (MWF 11-11:50). Placement in these groups will be determined by auditions during the first week of classes in August (Wed 8/23-Sat 8/26). Sign up sheets will be posted outside the Band Annex (HREC 1st floor) by Monday, August 14. The audition includes major scales through 4 sharps or flats, a brief sight reading, and PREPARED EXCERPTS, which are attached below as pdfs (play the passages in the brackets only). Your audition should last no longer than 10 minutes.
* In the event you are placed in a band different from your registration, you will need to adjust your registration (new students, your applied teacher can help with that). If you are not selected for one of the concert bands, Marching Band does fulfill the major ensemble requirement for the fall (for instrumental music majors) and note that we will have FOUR concert bands in the Spring, with room for everyone.
**If you are interested in auditioning for the Kingsville Symphony Orchestra, please also prepare the ADDITIONAL orchestral excerpts and check the orchestra website for complete instructions.**
***String Bass/Piano/Harp Players: we have openings for you, as well. Please email Dr. Jones for more information.
Flutes - if you would like to be considered for piccolo, please consult with Dr. Janzen. If you decide to audition for piccolo, please prepare the orchestra Bolero piccolo excerpt (in addition to band flute excerpts)
Clarinets - if you plan to audition on an instrument other that B-flat Clarinet, please consult with Dr. Lignitz-Hahn. Excerpts for bass clarinet are included below. If you want to be considered for E-flat clarinet, please play the Liberty Fanfare excerpt on e-flat (the others on b-flat).
For questions regarding band auditions, please email Dr. Scott Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions regarding orchestra auditions, please email Dr. Salinas-Lopez at email@example.com
For questions regarding marching band, please email Dr. Kihle at firstname.lastname@example.org
Band Audition Excerpts (scroll down for orchestra excerpts)
Kingsville Symphony Orchestra Audition Excerpts
English Horn: Only prepare the EH excerpt if you would like to play English Horn.
Clarinets: We will be taking 4 clarinets in Orchestra. One player should be able to play Eb clarinet. Only prepare the Eb excerpt if you would like to play Eb clarinet.
Trumpets: The Piccolo Trumpet Excerpt is only required for those interested in playing the Piccolo Trumpet Part in Bolero.
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