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INSTRUMENTAL REQUIREMENTS (HIGH SCHOOL)

 

Students auditioning into the MMA Band Magnet must meet the following requirements in order to be considered for entry.

 

GENERAL PROCEDURES

  1. Students should arrive early to warm-up.
  2. The prepared selections should not be more than 4 minutes in total.
  3. Percussionists should provide their own sticks and mallets. The school will provide a snare drum, xylophone, timpani, and drum set for the jazz audition.
  4. All brass, woodwind and string players must provide their own instruments for the audition.
  5. Any necessary amplifiers for guitarists are to be provided by the student. The school will not provide an amplifier.
  6. A piano will be provided for the piano auditions.

 

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS - Brass and Woodwinds

  1. Chromatic Scale, 2 Octaves where possible, sixteenth notes.
  2. Major Scales- Any 4 up to 5 flats or sharps will be selected (C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, G, D, A, E, B).
  3. 2 Prepared selections or excerpts of solos of contrasting styles that best demonstrate the student's technical ability and musicianship. Selections may include the All-State requirements, a solo from the FBA or FVA list or an etude from a technical studies book (Arban's, Klose, etc...)

 

PERCUSSION REQUIREMENTS (HIGH SCHOOL)

 

Students auditioning into the MMA Band Magnet Percussion Department must meet the following requirements in order to be considered for entry.

 

 

Concert Percussion Emphasis

Students should arrive at the audition to perform in the areas of snare drum and keyboard percussion (i.e. xylophone, marimba). Timpani and drum-set are optional but recommended.

 

·       Solos (snare drum/mallets/timpani): the required MMEA All-State selections are preferable, however, any solo illustrating the student’s ability level is appropriate.

 

Drum-set Emphasis

Students auditioning on drum-set should arrive at the audition prepared to play the following styles:

·       Pop/R&B

·       Swing (Jazz)

·       Bossa nova (optional)

 

 

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