Audition for the South Dade Band

Audition Guidelines:

  1. Brass and Woodwind applicants will perform a prepared exercise (either Grade 2 or higher from FBA List or the technical exercise from this year’s All-State Audition). Percussion applicants will perform a prepared exercise (either Grade 2 or higher from FBA List or the exercise from this year’s All-State Audition) on both Snare Drum and Mallets.
  2. Brass, Woodwind, AND Percussion applicants will perform the following types of major scales (percussionists will perform on mallets):
    1. Six scales and arpeggios (in concert pitch by FBA Gudielines) by memory: F, Bb, Eb, Ab, G, and C
    2. One two-octave chromatic scale (in concert pitch by FBA Guidelines) by memory starting on F.
  3. Sight Read music of average difficulty. Percussion applicants will sight read on mallets.
  4. Demonstrate acceptable proficiency on a music fundamentals exam.
  5. Bring a one page resume

Audition Dates/Times:

All auditions take place at SDHS.

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