Join The Band

Auditions for the Marching Maroon & White can be held on campus or virtually (e.g. Skype, Facebook video, FaceTime, or Google Hangout). To request an audition, please fill out the form below.

Your First Name (required)

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Your High School (required)

Your School's City & State (required)

Your Band Director's Name (required)

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Instrument(s)

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Woodwinds and Brass

  • Letter of good standing from the high school director
  • Major Scale & arpeggios: C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, B, E, A, D, and B (Two or three octaves when possible)
  • Minor Scales: C Harmonic and A Melodic (and corresponding arpeggios)
  • Chromatic Scale: Practical range of the instrument.
  • Prepared Material: Etude or Solo Grade 3 or higher (All state etudes accepted)
  • Sight-reading

Percussion

  • Letter of good standing from the high school director
  • Rudiments and melodic proficiency
  • Single Stroke Roll
  • Double Stroke Roll
  • Buzz (Orchestral) Roll
  • Flam Paradiddle
  • Ratamacue
  • Double Ratamacue
  • Triple Ratamacue
  • Five Stroke Roll
  • Seven Stroke Roll
  • Thirteen Stroke Roll

Other rudiments as requested

  • Major Scale & arpeggios: C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, B, E, A, D, and B (2 octaves)
  • Minor Scales: C Harmonic and A Melodic (and corresponding arpeggios)
  • Chromatic Scale: Practical range of the instrument.
  • Prepared Material: Etude or Solo Grade 3 or higher (All state etudes accepted)
  • Tuning the timpani on the following intervals:
    • Major 3rd
    • Minor 3rd
    • Perfect 4th
    • Perfect 5th
    • Perfect octave

Audition Preparation

  • Sight-reading- Students should demonstrate the ability to sight-read a piece of music with great success, while mastering dynamics, tempo, stylistic, and other nuances.
  • Students should produce a characteristic tone on his or her instrument, in all ranges of the instrument.
  • Students should demonstrate proper phrasing and stylistic nuances when performing etude, scales, and sight-reading. All scales should be tongued, using 8 th notes at M.M. = 120 beats per minute.

AUDITION VIA SKYPE, FACETIME, HANGOUT, FACEBOOK

Complete Audition form above or contact Band staff to get SKYPE, FACEBOOK Video, GOOGLE Hangout or FACETIME information.

*Please note in order to in order to conduct a video audition you must be near a printer or fax machine to receive sight reading music.