Audition Music for Wind Ensemble & Concert Band 2016-2017

Audition materials for Concert Band & Wind Ensemble are below. These materials are also located on each band’s page. Auditions will be held in April 26th, 27th, and 28th. Audition results will be posted the afternoon of April 29th. 

Wind Ensemble members do not have to re-audition to stay in Wind Ensemble unless they want to move up a chair or switch instruments.  

Concert Band members do not have to re-audition to stay in Concert Band.

Bowmen Band members, unless Mr. Stai talks to you, will automatically be placed into Concert Band for the next school year.

Wind Ensemble Audition Music

Concert Band Audition Music

Decisions will be based on spot availability, ability, attitude, and dependability.

A traditional symphony band (like what we have with concert band) will have a sea of instruments. These ensembles can get quite large – up to 60-80 musicians per band. On the other hand, our Wind Ensemble is built to be a little bit slimmer and more stealthy (Our design is based on 1952 Eastman School of Music Wind Ensemble under the direction of Frederick Fennell, who was the founder of the modern wind ensemble).

Ideal SHS Wind Ensemble Instrumentation Balance: 

  • Flute – 4-5
  • Oboe – 2
  • Bassoon 2-3
  • Clarinet – 8-12
  • Bass Clarinet – 2
  • Alto Sax – 2-3
  • Tenor Sax – 1
  • Bari Sax – 1
  • Horn – 4-5
  • Trumpet – 6-7
  • Trombone – 3-4
  • Euphonium 2-3
  • Tuba – 2-3
  • String Bass – 1
  • Percussion 6-8