2016-17 Concert Band Auditions
Cedar Rapids Jefferson High school
The top auditioned concert band for members in 9-12 grades at Jefferson. It is directed by Mr. Driskell.
A concert band for all members 9-12 that don't make it into Wind Symphony. This ensemble is directed by Mr. Allard.
9th Grade Band
For 9th graders that choose not to participate in marching band.
Concert Band Auditions
Tuesday, Oct. 18th, 7am to Wednesday, Oct. 19th, 8:30am
1243 20th Street Southwest
Cedar Rapids, IA
Band Audition Requirements
1. Two etudes for your instrument (80 points possible)
a. If there are 3 etudes on the page, select 2.
b. Percussion—play both snare (use normal stickings) and mallet etude
c. All-State—you may use these etudes instead
d. Assessment Categories: Tone Quality, Intonation, Rhythm, Technique, Dynamics, Articulation, Range and Musicianship
2. Bb Chromatic Scale (5 points)
a. Minimum is one octave
b. Extra points for memorization and more than one octave
c. If possible play the entire range of the instrument
3. Major Scales up to 3 flats and Sharps (35 points, with lots of potential for extra points)
a. These are for your instrument, not concert pitches
b. C, F, Bb, Eb, G, D, A major scales are required
c. Does not need to be memorized
d. Must be at least one octave
e. Extra points for each scale---more than one octave and memorized
f. You can play all 12 major scales for lots of extra points
A sample audition ballot can be found here:
Fingering Charts AND Scales can be found here: