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2015-2016 All-State Audition Requirements

Below are the audition requirements for the 2015-2016 All-State Bands, which will audition in September 2015 and perform in January 2016.

Please note that the following books being used this year are DIFFERENT editions than in past years:

  • 32 Etudes for Clarinet C. Rose, Melvin Warner, Editor 2002
  • Melodious Etudes for Trombone, by Joannes Rochut, Ed. by Alan Raph (Bk1)

Questions should be directed to your band director only.

Students interested in auditioning should register through their band director. Band directors must be current members of FBA and FMEA on September 1, 2015 and then register their students on-line through the MPA-Online system.

Changes and Corrections

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Every effort has been made to verify the accuracy of the audition requirements, but there may be clarifications or corrections that will be posted here. Please check back often. 

8/19/2015: High School Jazz: Lead trumpet audition section re-worded for clarification.

5/27/2015: Middle School Trumpet: Technical exercise tempo should be quarter note = 85.

5/27/2015: Middle School Oboe: Lyrical exercise tempo is "quarter note = 84," not "dotted quarter note."

5/18/2015: Symphonic Band Tuba: In the fourth measure of the lyrical exercise, the triplet should have three bars rather than two.

5/12/2015: Symphonic Band Snare Drum: The last note of the 3rd line from the bottom and the 5th line from the bottom should be an 8th note, not a 16th note.

5/7/2015 Symphonic Band Trumpet: The technical exercise should be: Technical Exercise: pg. 18, Promenade; pick up to m. 28 - m. 39 plus 1 note

2015-2016 All-State Audition Requirements

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 TitleDescriptionModified Date
Middle School BandFor 7th-8th grade Middle School students5/27/2015
Concert Band WoodwindsFor 9th and 10th Grade Students5/8/2015
Concert Band Brass & PercussionFor 9th and 10th Grade Students5/5/2015
Symphonic Band WoodwindsFor 11th and 12th Grade Students5/5/2015
Symphonic Band Brass & PercussionFor 11th & 12th Grade Students5/7/2015
High School Jazz BandHigh School (9th-12th grade) Jazz Band Requirements.8/31/2015
Middle School Jazz BandFor 7th-8th Grade Jazz Students5/19/2015

Judging Rubric Categories

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Middle School Winds, Concert Band Winds, Symphonic Band Winds

  • Etudes- Tone quality, note accuracy, rhythmic accuracy, musicality/tempo/style
  • Scales-Each scale is judged individually based on tone quality, note accuracy, consistency of tempo and musicality.
  • Sight Reading- Tone quality, note accuracy, rhythmic accuracy, musicality/tempo/style

Middle School Special (Picc), Concert Band and Symphonic Band Special (Picc, English Horn, Eb Clar.)

  • Etudes- Tone quality, note accuracy, rhythmic accuracy, musicality/tempo/style
  • Scales-Each scale is judged individually based on tone quality, note accuracy, consistency of tempo and musicality.

Middle School Percussion, Concert Band Percussion, Symphonic Band Percussion

  • Mallet Etude-Note accuracy/tone, rhythmic accuracy, musicality/tempo/style
  • Snare Etude- Rudimental accuracy, rhythmic accuracy, musicality/tempo/style
  • Timpani Etude-Tuning accuracy, rhythmic accuracy, musicality/tempo/style
  • Scales-Each scale is judged individually based on tone quality, note accuracy, consistency of tempo and musicality.
  • Mallet Sight Reading - Note accuracy/tone, rhythmic accuracy, musicality/tempo/style
  • Snare Sight Reading- - Rudimental accuracy, rhythmic accuracy, musicality/tempo/style
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