Region IV Band Auditions (Districts 8 and 9)

Due to the cancellation of the in-person 2020 PMEA All-State Festival, Submittable will be used to hold auditions for seating to determine selection to All-State Band & Wind-Ensemble. The audition material is selected from the music in the student’s folder. Students not interested in a seating placement or the advancement to All-State may choose not to submit an audition. The student or the director can create the account in Submittable under which the application will be submitted.
 
*Please note that a confirmation email will be sent to the email address on the Submittable account under which the application is submitted.
 
**Percussion students will submit via the separate percussion specific audition form.
 

Instructions:

1. No identifying clothing may be worn (i.e. no school t-shirts, no name identification, no PMEA, NAfME All Eastern or National shirts). Additionally, please do not include any identifying information in the video file name or in the content of the recording (i.e. your name or school name).
2. The “Window of Opportunity” to Audition will re-open at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 15 and will close at end of the day (11:59 p.m.) on Monday, April 20. A confirmation email will be sent to the address used to register with SUBMITTABLE. Please check your SPAM filters for any communications and also check with your IT Administrator if a school email address is used and no email is received.
3. Students with 2 excerpts – submit one video recording for all excerpts; Students with 3 excerpts – submit one video recording for the chair seating excerpts and one video for the all-state pool audition; do not include any identifying information in the file name. Students’ hands/body/face must be visible in the video.*As per PMEA audition policies, there can be no use of any device that can be perceived to give aid to a student once the audition process has begun (i.e. no earphone, airpods, etc.)
4. The director is asked to view the file and verify the recorded audition is consistent with the student’s level of performance.
 
Audition Material:
  • Flute 1 – Excerpt 1. A Childhood Remembered- mm.5-30; Excerpt 2. America the Beautiful- mm.2-10 then skip to m.33 (include beat 4 pickup) -end
  • Flute 2 – Excerpt 1. A Childhood Remembered- mm.5-30; Excerpt 2. Sounds, Sketches, Ideas, Movement- Mvt 4 (Broken Toys) mm.274-307
  • Oboe 1 – Excerpt 1. A Childhood Remembered – pickup to m.51-66; Excerpt 2. America the Beautiful- pickup to m.33-end; Excerpt 3. All-State Pool: Sapo-Cururu- Variation 5: mm. 218 to letter O
  • Oboe 2 – Excerpt 1. A Childhood Remembered – pickup to m.55-70; Excerpt 2. America the Beautiful- pickup to m.33-end; Excerpt 3. All-State Pool: Variation 5: mm. 218 to letter O
  • Bassoon 1 – Excerpt 1. Sapo-Cururu- Variation 5: mm. 220- 243; Excerpt 2. America the Beautiful- mm.2-10 then skip to m.37-end; Excerpt 3. All-State Pool: A Childhood Remembered- pickup to m.29 (Ab on the and of beat 3) – m.48
  • Bassoon 2 – Excerpt 1. Sapo-Cururu- Variation 5: mm. 220- 243; Excerpt 2. America the Beautiful- mm.2-10 then skip to m.37-end; Excerpt 3. All-State Pool: A Childhood Remembered- pickup to m.29 (Ab on the and of beat 3) – m.48
  • Clarinet 1 – Excerpt 1. A Childhood Remembered- pickups to m.13- m.48 (play top split); Excerpt 2. Sounds, Sketches, Ideas, Movement- Mvt 4 (Broken Toys) 274-316
  • Clarinet 2 – Excerpt 1. A Childhood Remembered- pickups to m.13- m.48; Excerpt 2. Sounds, Sketches, Ideas, Movement- Mvt 4 (Broken Toys) 290- end (brief pause at GP is fine)
  • Clarinet 3 – Excerpt 1. A Childhood Remembered- pickups to m.13- m.48; Excerpt 2. Sounds, Sketches, Ideas, Movement- Mvt 4 (Broken Toys) 290- end (brief pause at GP is fine)
  • Bass Clarinet – Excerpt 1. Sapo-Cururu- Variation 5- mm.220-264; Excerpt 2. A Childhood Remembered- mm.36-end
  • Contra Clarinet – Excerpt 1. Sapo-Cururu- Variation 5- mm.220-264; Excerpt 2. Hold this Boy and Listen- Letter B- 33, then skip to Letter H- 107
  • Alto Sax 1 – Excerpt 1. Sapo-Cururu- Variation 5 mm. 218- Double Bar ending (skip multi-rests); Excerpt 2. Sapo-Cururu- Variation 1 mm.24-45
  • Alto Sax 2 – Excerpt 1. Sapo-Cururu- Variation 5 mm. 218- Double Bar ending (skip multi-rests); Excerpt 2. Sapo-Cururu- Variation 1 mm.24-45
  • Tenor Sax – Excerpt 1. Sapo-Cururu- Variation 5 mm. 218- Double Bar ending (skip multi-rests); Excerpt 2. Sounds, Sketches, Ideas, Movement- Mvt 4 (Broken Toys) mm.212-247 (skip multi-rests)
  • Baritone Sax – Excerpt 1. America the Beautiful- pickup to m. 3-27; Excerpt 2. A Childhood Remembered- Beginning- 31
  • Cornet 1 – Excerpt 1. Sounds, Sketches, Ideas, Movement- Mvt 3 (Funky Monkey) mm. 156 – 170; Excerpt 2. Sounds, Sketches, Ideas, Movement- Mvt 4 (Broken Toys) 307- end (skip multi-rests and GP); Excerpt 3. All State Pool: A Childhood Remembered- mm. 13 (with pickup)-28
  • Cornet 2 – Excerpt 1. Sounds, Sketches, Ideas, Movement- Mvt 3 (Funky Monkey) mm. 155 (with pickup)- 170 (top divisi); Excerpt 2. Sounds, Sketches, Ideas, Movement- Mvt 4 (Broken Toys) 307- end (skip multi-rests and GP); Excerpt 3. All State Pool: A Childhood Remembered- mm. 13 (with pickup)-28
  • Cornet 3 – Excerpt 1. Sounds, Sketches, Ideas, Movement- Mvt 3 (Funky Monkey) mm. 155 (with pickup)- 170; Excerpt 2. Sounds, Sketches, Ideas, Movement-Mvt 2(Escape of the Gypsies) mm.58-72 then skip to mm. 98-109; Excerpt 3. All State Pool: A Childhood Remembered- mm. 13 (with pickup)-28
  • Trumpet 1– Excerpt 1. Sounds, Sketches, Ideas, Movement- Mvt 3 (Funky Monkey) mm. 156 – 170; Excerpt 2. Sounds, Sketches, Ideas, Movement- Mvt 4 (Broken Toys) mm. 307- end (skip multi-rests and GP); Excerpt 3. All State Pool: A Childhood Remembered- mm. 13 (with pickup)-28
  • Trumpet 2 – Excerpt 1. Sounds, Sketches, Ideas, Movement- Mvt 3 (Funky Monkey) mm. 155 (with pickup)- 170 (top divisi); Excerpt 2. Sounds, Sketches, Ideas, Movement- Mvt 4 (Broken Toys) mm. 307- end (skip multi-rests and GP); Excerpt 3. All State Pool: A Childhood Remembered- mm. 13 (with pickup)-28
  • Horn 1 – Excerpt 1. America the Beautiful mm. 37-end; Excerpt 2. Sounds, Sketches, Ideas, Movement- Mvt 4. (Broken Toys)- 283-316 (skip multi-rests); Excerpt 3. All State Pool: Childhood Remembered- Horn 1- mm.21-43
  • Horn 2 – Excerpt 1. America the Beautiful mm. 37-end; Excerpt 2. Sounds, Sketches, Ideas, Movement- Mvt 4. (Broken Toys)- 283-316 (skip multi-rests); Excerpt 3. All State Pool: Childhood Remembered- Horn 1- mm.21-43
  • Horn 3 – Excerpt 1. America the Beautiful mm. 37-end; Excerpt 2. Sounds, Sketches, Ideas, Movement- Mvt 4. (Broken Toys)- 237-255; Excerpt 3. All State Pool: Childhood Remembered- Horn 1- mm.21-43
  • Horn 4 – Excerpt 1. America the Beautiful mm. 37-end; Excerpt 2. Sounds, Sketches, Ideas, Movement- Mvt 4. (Broken Toys)- 237-255; Excerpt 3. All State Pool: Childhood Remembered- Horn 1- mm.21-43
  • Trombone 1 – Excerpt 1. Sounds, Sketches, Ideas, Movement- Mvt 3 (Funky Monkey) mm. 155 (with pickup)- 170; Excerpt 2. A Childhood Remembered- mm.13-21 then skip to mm.54-66; Excerpt 3. All State Pool: Hold this Boy and Listen- mm.47-64 then skip to 71-87 (skip multi-rests)
  • Trombone 2 – Excerpt 1. Sounds, Sketches, Ideas, Movement- Mvt 3 (Funky Monkey) mm. 155 (with pickup)- 170; Excerpt 2. A Childhood Remembered- mm.13-21 then skip to mm.54-66; Excerpt 3. All State Pool: Hold this Boy and Listen- mm.47-64 then skip to 71-87 (skip multi-rests)
  • Trombone 3 – Excerpt 1. Sounds, Sketches, Ideas, Movement- Mvt 3 (Funky Monkey) mm. 170-186; Excerpt 2. A Childhood Remembered- mm.13-21 then skip to mm.54-66; Excerpt 3. All State Pool: Hold this Boy and Listen- mm.47-64 then skip to 71-87 (skip multi-rests)
  • Baritone Horn (Euphonium) – Excerpt 1. A Childhood Remembered- mm.35-end; Excerpt 2. Sounds, Sketches, Ideas, Movement- Mvt 4. (Broken Toys) mm.298 -end
  • Tuba – Excerpt 1. Sounds, Sketches, Ideas, Movement- Mvt 3. (Funky Monkey) mm.128- 151, then skip to mm.170-192; Excerpt 2. Hold this Boy and Listen- Letter D-m.52, then skip to letter E-m.76
  • Percussion:
    • Snare- Sounds, Sketches, Ideas, Movement- Mvt 4. (Broken Toys) mm.305- end
    • Auxiliary- (Hi-Hat)- Sounds, Sketches, Ideas, Movement- Mvt 3. (Funky Monkey) pickup to m.171- end
 
 

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