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Symphonic Band Audition Requirements

NOYO accepts Symphonic Band auditions on the following instruments:

  • Woodwinds: flute/piccolo, oboe/english horn, clarinet, saxophones, bassoon
  • Brass: french horn, trumpet, trombone, baritone/euphonium, tuba
  • Percussion

Scales

C instrument wind and melodic percussion (marimba, glockenspiel, etc.) players should be prepared to play two of the following major scales in two octaves: C, G, D, A, E, F, B-flat, E-flat, A-flat

F instrument wind players should be prepared to play two of the following major scales in two octaves: C, G, D, A, E, F, B-flat, E-flat

B-flat instrument wind players should be prepared to play two of the following major scales in two octaves: C, G, D, A, E, F, B-flat, E-flat, A-flat

All wind and brass instruments should be prepared to play a two-octave chromatic scale starting on a note of their choice.

Solo

Prepare a solo piece of music of your choice that fully demonstrates your technical and lyrcial musical abilities. Your solo piece will only be approximately three minutes of your audition, so choose the sections / movements that best display your ability. A movement of a work comparable to the solos found on the OMEA Solo & Ensemble Contest List is highly recommended but not required. Other acceptable pieces include works not listed on the OMEA Solo & Ensemble Contest List:

  • Concertos
  • Sonatas
  • Etudes

Percussionists should select works to be performed on two different percussion instruments. All percussionists are required to bring their own mallets.

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