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Bands: Spring 2021 Band Auditions

Auditions are required for the top three concert bands.
Ensemble Time Course Offering
Wind Ensemble M-R 3:00–4:10pm MUEN 1135-001 (MUEN 3135—upper level credit)
Wind Symphony M-R 3:00–4:10pm MUEN 1135-002 (MUEN 3135—upper level credit)
Symphonic Band MW 12:00–12:50pm
and
TR 2:00–2:50pm
MUEN 1135-003 (MUEN 3135—upper level credit)
University Band TR 6:00–7:15pm MUEN 1135-004 (MUEN 3135—upper level credit)

Section numbers can be changed, if you make a different band than the one you register for.

Required Text

Members of all three bands must provide their own copy of:

Foundations for Superior Performance, by Richards Williams and Jeff King. It is published by Kjos Music and available at many larger music stores. Not available in Nacogdoches.

Required Dress

Due to the current policy restricting large gatherings, we are in all likelihood not going to be performing any formal concerts this semester. Therefore, tuxedos are not required for Spring 2021. If there are any performances, dress code will be addressed at that time.

Audition Schedule and Music

  • Audition Procedure

    1. All auditions will be conducted using Flipgrid. For detailed information, go to: https://help.flipgrid.com/hc/en-us/articles/360051542894

    2. Prerecorded or edited auditions will not be accepted. Use the Flipgrid camera to perform your audition.

    3. Maximum time allotted by Flipgrid for recordings is 10 minutes; plan accordingly. Skip all rests longer than two measures. Count all shorter rests in time. Play pickups where appropriate.

    4. All woodwind and brass auditions must be completed by 5:00 pm Friday, Nov. 20. Percussion auditions must be completed by 5:00 pm Friday, Dec. 4.

    5. The applied teachers and directors will review the auditions and make band placements to be posted on the SoM webpage by Friday, Dec. 11.

    6. First rehearsals are TBD; we will let you know as soon as possible.

  • Flipgrid Codes

    Instrument Code
    Flute campo1109
    Oboe campo7342
    Bassoon campo9119
    Clarinet campo5790
    Bass Clarinet campo8442
    Saxophone campo8540
    Trumpet campo6696
    Horn campo7993
    Trombone campo2913
    Euphonium campo9013
    Tuba campo9227
    Percussion campo5824

  • Audition Cuts

    all excerpts from Symphony No. 2 by Frank Ticheli
    Instrument Excerpt 1 Excerpt 2 Excerpt 3
    Flute Mvt. 1 mm. 12 – 18 Mvt. 1 mm. 49 – 60 Mvt. 1 mm. 83 - 98
    Oboe Mvt. 1 mm. 44 – 62 Mvt. 1 mm. 95 – 102 Mvt. 1 mm. 138 - 151
    Bassoon Mvt. 1 mm. 74 – 103 Mvt. 1 mm. 109 – 112 No third excerpt
    Clarinet Mvt. 1 mm. 10 – 18 Mvt. 1 mm. 35 – 49 Mvt. 2 mm. 28 - 36
    Bass Clarinet Mvt. 1 mm. 7 - 18 Mvt. 1 mm. 95 - 102 Mvt. 1 mm. 158 - 167
    Saxophone Mvt. 1 mm. 95 – 101 Mvt. 1 mm. 152 – 171 Mvt. 2 mm. 41 - 58
    Trumpet Mvt. 1 mm. 1 – 17 Mvt. 1 mm. 74 – 83 Mvt. 1 mm. 135 - 149
    Horn Mvt. 1 mm. 44 – 52 Mvt. 1 mm. 95 – 106 Mvt. 1 mm. 162 - 171
    Trombone Mvt. 2 mm. 62 – 76 Mvt. 3 mm. 62 – 76 Mvt. 3 mm. 85 - 93
    Bass Trombone Mvt. 1 mm. 95 - 103 Mvt. 2 mm. 41 - 55 Mvt. 2 mm. 65 - 75
    Euphonium Mvt. 1 mm. 95 – 103 Mvt. 1 mm. 160 – 171 Mvt. 2 mm. 65 - 75
    Tuba Mvt. 1 mm. 95 – 103 Mvt. 1 mm. 128 - 140 Mvt. 1 mm. 160 - 171

  • Audition Music


    Contacts for Auditions