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Parish Honor Band: Middle School 

 

The following information is an overview of the requirements for chair placement in the Middle School Parish Honor Band. 

 

Wind Auditions

 
Scales 
 
All wind players are required to play four major scales: F, B-flat, E-flat, and A-flat Concert. They will use the number of octaves as required by LMEA District IX for the Junior High District Honor Band.
 
All wind players will play a chromatic scale equal in range to that required by LMEA District IX for the Junior High District Honor Band (a minimum of one octave is recommended for students who cannot play the full range).

 

Etudes
 
All wind players will play one of the two etudes required by LMEA District IX for the Junior High District Honor Band.  All etudes come from the Rubank Intermediate method as follows:
 
Instrument
Set 1
(2016-17)
Set 2 
(2017-18) 
Set 3 
(2018-19) 
Flutepg. 6 #2pg. 6 #3 pg. 9, top line only, until the repeat sign
Oboe pg. 5 #3 pg. 9, top part only pg. 15 #3
Bassoonpg. 3 #3 pg. 5 #4 pg. 4 #4
Clarinetpg. 9 #3 pg. 13 #2 pg. 21 #3
Low Clarinetpg. 49, bottom part only pg. 19, bottom part only pg. 28 #3, bottom line only
All Saxophonespg. 6 #3 pg. 9, Duet, top part only pg. 10 #2
Trumpet/Baritone TC 
pg. 12 #2 pg. 15 #4 pg. 8 #3 mss. 1-16
Hornpg. 16 #4 pg. 11 #2pg. 30 #2 mss. 1-16
Trombone/BaritoneBC 
pg. 13 #2 pg. 19 #4 pg. 9 #3 mss. 1-16
Tubapg. 17 #4 pg. 14 #4 pg. 18 #4
 
Sight-Reading
 
All wind players will sight-read a short exercise. 
 
Percussion Auditions

 

Beginning in 2014, all Percussionists will audition on both melodics and batter.

 
Scales
 
On melodics, the students will play one octave each of F, B-flat, E-flat, and A-flat concert major scales. 

 
Etudes 
 
Percussionists will play both etudes as follows:
 
 Set 1 (2016-17)Set 2 (2017-18) Set 3 (2018-19)
Melodicpg. 4 #4 pg. 7 #3 pg. 26 Arban Etude
Batterpg. 5 Exercise #3 pg. 7 Exercise #5 pg. 9 #7 
 
Batter Rudiments

 

For their auditions, batter percussionists will be required to prepare the following rudiments, open-close-open, lasting no more than 30 seconds each:

 

  • Single-Stroke Roll
  • Paradiddle
  • Flam
  • Flam-tap
     
Sight-Reading


All percussionists will sight-read a short exercise on both melodics and batter. 
 
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