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Vermilion Parish Honor Band Audition Requirements

The following audition requirements have been established by the Band Directors of Vermilion Parish:

Middle School Requirements
Middle School Scale Sheets
Flute
Oboe
Clarinet
Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet
Alto / Bari Sax
Tenor Sax
Trumpet / Baritone TC
French Horn
Trombone / Baritone BC
Tuba

(Sight-reading will consist of three excerpts -- one each in 4/4, cut-time, and 6/8 time.)

High School Requirements

Woodwind & Brass Scales (concert pitches are given):
Scale ranges, including chromatic, are the same as the LMEA required scales.

       Set I: C, B-flat, A-flat, G-flat, E, D, + chromatic

       Set II: F, E-flat, D-flat, B, A, G, + chromatic

       Sight-reading

(Sight-reading will consist of three excerpts -- one each in 4/4, cut-time, and 6/8 time.)

2012 auditions will use Set I scales and rudiments.

         Memorization is NOT required for rudiments or scales, including chromatic ! ! !  

All high school percussionists will audition on multiple instruments, as listed below:
Set I -- Snare Drum
Five-stroke Roll (slow-fast-slow)
Flam-Paradiddle (slow-fast-slow)
Sight-reading
Set I -- Melodic Percussion
C, B-flat, A-flat Major Scales (two octaves only)
Chromatic Scale (two octaves only)
Sight-reading
Set II -- Snare Drum
Long Roll
Triple Ratamacue (slow-fast-slow)
Sight-reading
Set II -- Melodic Percussion
F, E-flat, D-flat Major Scales (two octaves only)
Chromatic Scale (two octaves only)
Sight-reading
Percussion
Check the LMEA handbook carefully to determine which rudiments and scales are required each year for All State & District Auditions.

Please note that Vermilion Parish requirements are different than LMEA, as described above.

Snare Drum (rudiments)
Melodic Percussion (4 mallet)
Melodic Percussion (scales)
Tympani
View the rudiments online here, as demonstrated by Dr. John Wooton.

Contact the webmaster: jphelan@vrml.k12.la.us