Audition Requirements

Wind Instruments (Listed in Order of Performance)

Junior Clinic Senior Points
Scales Scales Scales 15
Chromatic Chromatic  Chromatic 5
Solo (Director Login Required)* Solo (Director Login Required)* Solo (Director Login Required)* 30
Sightreading Sightreading Sightreading
Terms Terms Terms
Tone Tone Tone 15

*Note: PDF solos are only available to download by band directors of the SCBDA. To request access to the solo, please contact your registering band director.

1. String Bass Players – Students will be selected through the All-State Orchestra auditions for the Region and All-State Bands.

2. Students attending the Governor’s School for the Arts must audition in their “home region”.

3. Tone – This is for beauty, control, knowledge of characteristic sound, and the ability to use this knowledge to the maximum effectiveness.

5. The required solo for winds must be performed within a two-minute time limit.

Percussion (Listed in Order of Performance)

Junior Clinic Senior Points
Technical Proficiency Technical Proficiency Technical Proficiency 20
Solo (Director Login Required)* Solo (Director Login Required)* Solo (Director Login Required)* 30
Sightreading Sightreading Sightreading
Overall Technique Overall Technique Overall Technique 15
Terms Terms Terms

*Note: PDF solos are only available to download by band directors of the SCBDA. To request access to the solo, please contact your registering band director.

5. Solo – Percussionists will designate one of the following two groups as their major area of performance: 1 – Battery/Mallets or 2 – Timpani. The time limit for each solo for battery and mallets is one minute. The time limit for the timpani solo is two minutes.

6. Overall Technique for percussion will be the equivalent of the tone score for wind instruments. The technique score will be given at the end of the audition and will reflect the student’s overall level of sound quality and general approach to performing percussion music.