Symphonic & Jazz 1 Auditions (2019-20)

Current and future members of the Basha Band program interested in participating in the Symphonic Band or Jazz 1 must audition for acceptance. The auditions are on:

April 29 & 30, 2019  –  3:30-7:00 pm

*Please register for an audition time here*

* Flyer

Audition excerpts can be found here: 
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1sDU0d0PmV5oPusu1-Ni3tm4xxsnynCqS

Please plan on arriving at least 15 minutes before your audition. You may warm up in the band room. Students auditioning for multiple ensemble do not need to sign up for multiple time slots.

If you have any additional questions please contact me at: quintus.evan@cusd80.com


Audition Requirements

Symphonic Band – #1&2 from memory

  1. Chromatic Scale (ranges listed below)
  2. Two of the 12 Major scales (we will pick these at random during the audition)
  3. Provided Etude (click here to download)
  4. Melodic sight reading (8 bars – level 3 from sightreadingfactory.com)

Jazz 1 – you will be asked to play the following (#1&2 from memory)

  1. Chromatic Scale (ranges listed below)
  2. ii – V – I scales in two of the following keys: F, Bb, Eb, Ab, G, D, A, E
    (we will pick the key at random during the audition, drummers excluded)
  3. Provided Etude (click here to download)
  4. Improvise over F or Bb blues, your choice
    DRUMMERS: you will be asked to demonstrated SWING, ROCK, FUNK, and BOSSA NOVA.

Scale Ranges
Example: C2 indicates that the C Major scale is to be played over two octaves.
Piccolo: C1, F2, Bb2, Eb2, Ab2, Db1, G2, D2, A2, E2, B1, F#2, C#1, Gb2, Cb1, D-Bb2+ chromatic
Flute: C3, F2, Bb2, Eb2, Ab2, Db2, G2, D2, A2, E2, B2, F#2, C#2, Gb2, Cb2, C chromatic 3.
Oboe/English Horn: C2, F2, Bb1, Eb2, Ab1, Db2, G1, D2, A1, E2, B2, F#1, C#2, Gb1, Cb2, C to C 2 octaves.
Bassoon: C2, F2, Bb3, Eb2, Ab2, Db2, G2, D2, A2, E2, B2, F#2, C#2, Gb2, Cb2, Bb chromatic 3.
Bb Clarinet: C2, E3, G3, F3, Bb2, Eb2, Ab2, Db2, D2, A2, B2, F#3, C#2, Gb3, Cb2,
E-G chromatic 3+.
Bass and Contra Clarinet: C2, F2, Bb2, Eb3, Ab2, Db2, G2, D2, A2, E3, B2, F#2, C#2, Gb2, Cb2, Eb chromatic 3.
Saxophone: C2, F2, Bb2, Eb2, Ab1, Db2, G1, D2, A1, E2, B2, F#2, C#2, Gb2, Cb2,
Bb-F chromatic 2+.
Trumpet/Euphonium TC: C2, F1, Bb2, Eb1, Ab2, Db1, G2, D1, A2, E1, B2, F#2, C#1, Gb2, Cb2, F#-C chromatic 2+.
French Horn: C2, F2, Bb2, Eb2, Ab2, Db2, G2, D2, A2, E2, B2, F#2, C#2, Gb2, Cb2,
Chromatic G – G 2 octaves.
Trombone, Euphonium, and Tuba: C1, F2, Bb2, Eb1, Ab2, Db1, G2, D1, A2, E2, B1, F#2, C#1, Gb2, Cb1, E-Bb chromatic 2+.
Mallet percussion: All Major Scales, 2 octaves. Chromatic, 2 octaves