Alachua County Honor Band

Alachua County Honor Band

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Middle School Audition Requirements

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1. Chromatic Scale - memorized (see below)

2.  Major Scales and Arpeggios (5) Scales and arpeggios MUST be memorized
          Concert C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab
          5 scales/arpeggios in 2 minutes
          All state rhythm-tongued up, slurred down

3.   Prepared Music (not memorized)
          Percussion must prepare snare, timpani and xylophone and demonstrate a crash on the cymbals.

4.   Sight Reading





2015-2016 Middle school Scale requirements

Instrument Chromatic Scale (Starting Pitch) Major Scale/Arpeggio (Concert Pitch)
Flute Low E-flat 2 8va C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab Concert (as many octaves as the practical range of your instrument allows)
Oboe Low C 2 8va C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab Concert (as many octaves as the practical range of your instrument allows)
Bassoon Low F 2 8va C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab Concert (as many octaves as the practical range of your instrument allows)
Clarinet Low F to High C 2 1/2 8va C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab Concert  (as many octaves as the practical range of your instrument allows)
Alto/Bass Clarinet Low E 2 8va C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab Concert  (as many octaves as the practical range of your instrument allows)
Alto Sax/Bari Sax Low C 2 8va C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab Concert  (as many octaves as the practical range of your instrument allows)
Tenor Sax Low C 2 8va C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab Concert  (as many octaves as the practical range of your instrument allows)
Trumpet Low G 2 8va C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab Concert  (as many octaves as the practical range of your instrument allows)
Horn in F Low F 2 8va C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab Concert  (as many octaves as the practical range of your instrument allows)
Trombone/Baritone B.C. Low F 2 8va C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab Concert (as many octaves as the practical range of your instrument allows)
Baritone T.C. Low G 2 8va C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab Concert (as many octaves as the practical range of your instrument allows)
Tuba Low F 2 8va C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab Concert  (as many octaves as the practical range of your instrument allows)
Xylophone (not bells) Low B-flat 2 8va C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab Concert (as many octaves as the practical range of your instrument allows)



See your home school band director for the etude part of the audition.

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