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All-State Honor Band Auditions – Etudes

Note: Be careful to select the correct set when preparing for your audition.

Set I: 2016-17
Set II: 2017-18
Set III: 2018-19
Set IV: 2019-20

Etudes: Click on an instrument to access the four-year etude cycle for that instrument. Books and specific pages or etudes numbers are given for each set.

Flute
Clarinet
Low B-flat Clarinet
Low E-flat Clarinet
Oboe
Bassoon
Alto and Bari Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Trumpet
Horn in F
Trombone
Bass Trombone
Baritone/Euphonium (Bass Clef)
Baritone/Euphonium (Treble Clef)
Tuba
All Percussion

Flutes:  Exercises from Selected Studies for Flute by H. Voxman; Rubank Pub.

Set I (2016-17)
Pg. 23, Allegretto agitato, G minor. Kohler
Pg. 38, Andante cantabile, Ab Major. Soussman

Set II (2017-18)
Pg. 8, Largo, E minor. Ferling-Rosé
Pg. 21, Giga, Bb Major. Bach

Set III (2018-19)
Pg. 4, Sarabande, A minor. Bach
Pg. 54, Scherzo, D# minor. Heinze

Set IV (2019-20)
Pg. 12, Lento, D minor.
Pg. 18-19, Allegro vivo, B minor. Gariboldi Anderson

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Bb and Eb Soprano Clarinets:  Exercises from Selected Studies for Clarinet by H. Voxman; Rubank Pub.

Set I (2016-17)
Pg. 2, Andante, C Major. Ferling-Rosé
Pg. 21, Vivace, B minor. Wiedemann

Set II (2017-18)
Pg. 22, Andante, Eb Major. Ferling-Rosé
Pg. 27, Allegro Moderato, A Major. Mazas

Set III (2018-19)
Pg. 16, Adagio, G minor. Ferling-Rosé
Pg. 35, Allegro, E Major. Mazas

Set IV (2019-20)
Pg. 18, Andante, D Major. Mazas
Pg. 25, Allegro, C minor. Gambaro

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Alto, Bass, and Contra Clarinets:  Exercises from Artistic Studies for Clarinet, Book 1 (from the French School) ed. by D. Hite; Southern Music Pub.

Set I (2016-17)
Pg. 49, measures 1 – 25 (Slow Etude)
Pg. 55, measures 31 – end (Fast Etude)

Set II (2017-18)
Pg. 9, measures 1 – 35
Pg. 70, measures 23 – end

Set III (2018-19)
Pg. 7, measures 45 (beat 3) – end
Pg. 59, measures 41 – end

Set IV (2019-20)
Pg. 53, measures 1 – 32
Pg. 54, measures 1 – 31

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Oboes and All Saxophones:  Exercises from 48 Famous Studies for Oboe or Saxophone by Ferling; Southern Music Pub.

Set I (2016-17)
Pg. 6, no. 11, D Minor, Larghetto
Pg. 7, no. 14, D Major, Scherzo

Set II (2017-18)
Pg. 12, no. 23, F# Minor. Andante
Pg. 9, no. 18, Bb Major, Vivace

Set III (2018-19)
Pg. 8, no. 15, B Minor, Largo mesto
Pg. 14, no. 28, C Minor, Allegro spiritoso

Set IV (2019-20)
Pg. 4, no. 7, E Minor, Largo
Pg. 5, no. 10, F Major, Tempo di Polacca

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Bassoon:  Exercises from 48 Famous Studies for Bassoon by Ferling-Thornton, Southern Music Pub.

Set I (2016-17)
Pg. 5, no. 7, G Minor, Largo
Pg. 29, no. 30, G Major, Allegro poco moderato

Set II (2017-18)
Pg. 2, no. 3, C Minor, Andantino
Pg. 31, no. 32, E Minor, Allegretto

Set III (2018-19)
Pg. 20, no. 19, Bb Minor, Andante
Pg. 23, no. 22. C Major, Allegro moderato

Set IV (2019-20)
Pg. 8, no. 9, Ab Major
Pg. 13, no. 14, F Major

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Trumpet:  Exercises from Selected Studies for Cornet/Trumpet by H. Voxman; Southern Music Pub.

Set I (2016-17)
Pg. 14, Valse, E Minor. Bohme
Pg. 3, Alla Breve, C Major. Bohme

Set II (2017-18)
Pg. 19, Allegretto affettuoso, G Minor. Gatti
Pg. 24, Adagio cantabile, Eb Major. Pietzsch

Set III (2018-19)
Pg. 37, Allegro, E Major. Fedorow
Pg, 32, Adagio cantabile, Ab Major. Duhew

Set IV (2019-20)
Pg. 12, Larghetto, G Major
Pg. 27, allegretto, C Minor. Bohme

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French Horn:  Exercises from 335 Selected Melodious, Progressive, and Technical Exercises for French Horn, Book I, by Pottag-Andraud; Southern Music Pub.

Set I (2016-17)
Pg. 50, Adagio
Pg. 18, no. 5, Allegro moderato. Gilson

Set II (2017-18)
Pg. 48, Adagio con expressive (1st five lines). Kopprasch
Pg. 59, no. 43, Allegro vivace (in cut time)

Set III (2018-19)
Pg. 51, Largo
Pg. 26, no. 17, Allegro vivace. Gallay

Set IV (2019-20)
Pg. 19, no. 7, Andante
Pg. 22, no. 12, Allegro moderato. Michiels

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Tenor Trombone:  Exercises from Selected Studies for Trombone by H. Voxman; Rubank Pub.

Set I (2016-17)
Pg. 22, con moto, Db Major
Pg. 28, Maestoso, E Minor

Set II (2017-18)
Pg. 11, Allegro moderato, F Major
Pg. 13, Valse lentement, D Minor

Set III (2018-19)
Pg. 7, Marcia, Eb Major
Pg. 19, Largo cantabile, C Major

Set IV (2019-20)
Pg. 25, Allegretto, Bb Minor
Pg. 26, Andante con moto, G Major

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Bass Trombone:  Exercises from 24 Studies for Bass Trombone or Trombone with F Attachment by Boris Grigoriev, edited by Allen Ostrander; International Music Company Pub.

Set I (2016-17)
Pg. 16, no. 14, Allegretto, F# Minor
Pg. 2, no. 1, Lento, C Major

Set II (2017-18)
Pg. 5, no. 4, Allegro, D minor
Pg. 25, no. 23, Lento, Gb Major

Set III (2018-19)
Pg. 12, no. 10, Allegro, B Minor
Pg. 21, no. 19, Tranquillo, Db Major

Set IV (2019-20)
Pg. 14, no. 12, Allegro moderato, C Minor
Pg. 19, no. 17, Adagio, E Major

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Baritone/Euphonium (Bass Clef): Exercises from Selected Studies for Baritone by H. Voxman; Rubank Pub.

Set I (2016-17)
Pg. 10, F Major, Larghetto cantabile
Pg. 31, Gb Major, Allegro non troppo

Set II (2017-18)
Pg. 22, Db Major, Adagio cantabile
Pg. 21, A Minor, Allegretto grazioso

Set III (2018-19)
Pg. 2, Bb Major, Adagio cantabile
Pg. 25, Bb Minor, Allegretto

Set IV (2019-20)
Pg. 18, C Major, Largo cantabile
Pg. 14, Ab Major, Allegro Marziale

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Baritone/Euphonium (Treble Clef): Exercises from Selected Studies for Cornet-Trumpet by H. Voxman, Southern Music Pub.

Set I (2016-17)
Pg. 12, G Major, Larghetto Cantabile
Pg. 33, Ab Major, Allegro non troppo

Set II (2017-18)
Pg. 24, Eb Major, Adagio cantabile
Pg. 22, B Minor, Allegretto grazioso

Set III (2018-19)
Pg. 2, C Major, Adagio cantabile
Pg. 27, C Minor, Allegretto

Set IV (2019-20)
Pg. 21, D Major, Largo cantabile
Pg. 16, Bb Major, Allegro Marziale

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Tuba:  Exercises from 70 Studies for BBb Tuba, Vol. 1 by Vladislav Blazhevich; Robert King Music Pub.

Set I (2016-17)
Pg. 26, no. 27, 5/8, B Minor, Allegro
Pg. 27, no. 28, 4/4, Eb Major, Andante Semplice

Set II (2017-18)
Pg. 8, no. 9, 4/4, D Minor, Andante cantabile
Pg. 28, no. 29, 2/2, Eb Major, Allegro Giocoso

Set III (2018-19)
Pg. 15, no. 16, 6/8, E Minor, Allegretto
Pg. 22, no. 23, 6/4, D Major, Andante

Set IV (2019-20)
Pg. 19, no. 20, 2/2, G Minor, Lento
Pg. 25, no. 26, 4/4, B Minor, Allegro moderato

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Percussion Instruments:  Students are required to demonstrate a proficiency on all percussion instruments – mallet, snare, and timpani.

Mallet Scales:
Set I (2016-17) – C, Ab, E
Set II (2017-18) – F, Db, A
Set III (2018-19) – Bb, Gb, D
Set IV (2019-20) – Eb, B, G

Four-mallet_Chordal Exercises: Four mallet chordal exercises are based on the I, IV, and V chords of one of the required scales for each year. Select the set that corresponds to the scales.

Snare Drum Rudiments:
Required every year – Concert (closed) roll – (pp < ff > pp)
20 second time limit (10 seconds for crescendo, 10 seconds for decrescendo)

Required every year – Rudimental (open) roll [double stroke roll] – (slow – fast – slow)
40 second time limit (20 seconds slow to fast, 20 seconds fast to slow)

Flam Rudiment (slow-fast-slow)
Set I (2016-17) – Flam Taps
Set II (2017-18) – Flam Accents
Set III (2018-19) – Flam Paradiddle
Set IV (2019-20) – Flam Pata-Fla-Flas

Drag Rudiment (slow-fast-slow)
Set I (2016-17) – Drag Paradiddle #1
Set II (2017-18) – Triple Ratamacue
Set III (2018-19) – Single Drag Tap
Set IV (2019-20) – Double Drag Tap

Snare Drum Etudes: found in Portraits In Rhythm by Anthony Cirone
Set I (2016-17) – Etude #4 (lines 1-6)
Set II (2017-18) – Etude #42 (lines 1-5)
Set III (2018-19) – Etude #11 (lines 1-8)
Set IV (2019-20) – Etude #2 (lines 7-12)

Melodic Etudes: found in Masterpieces for Marimba by Thomas McMillan
Set I (2016-17) – p. 14, Sonata by Handel (beginning to letter B, no repeats)
Set II (2017-18) – p. 16, Sonata by Corelli (beginning to letter A)
Set III (2018-19) – p. 6, Sonatina by Telemann (lines 1-6)
Set IV (2019-20) – p. 10, Sonata by Handel (beginning to letter B, no repeats)

Timpani Etudes: found in Exercises, Etudes, and Solos for Timpani by R. Carroll
Set I (2016-17) – p. 146, Pesante (measure 79 to end)
Set II (2017-18) – p. 148, Brioso (beginning to measure 28)
Set III (2018-19) – p. 155, Adagio – Allegro (measure 79 to end)
Set IV (2019-20) – p. 148, Brioso (measure 47 to end)

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