Auditions for Honors Wind Ensemble will require the same prepared materials as District 3 auditions. This includes the prepared excerpt, scales and sight reading. More information can be found below.

Audition Dates: TBD

For scales, please note the following:

  • All scales are to be memorized.
  • Students can choose to prepare scales from the District scale sheet or the All State Scale sheet
  • All wind instruments will perform the following scales from memory as indicated on the scale sheets: E flat, A flat, D flat, C, and F (concert pitch).
  • All wind instruments will perform the chromatic scale from memory–two octaves as indicated on the scale sheets.
  • All major scales are to be tongued and played at quarter note=120
Sight reading will include:
  • Keys will be one of the following: concert F, E flat, A flat, G, or C (Not B flat).
  • Simple meter 2/4, 3/4, 4/4
  • Whole, dotted half, half, quarter, eighth, and dotted quarter notes and rests
  • Ties 
  • Repeat sign
  • Tempo markings will be chosen from the following: Allegro, Largo, Andante, Moderato, Adagio, Vivace, 
  • Dynamic markings may include pp, p, mp, mf, f, ff, cresc., decresc, 
  • Articulations may include slurs, tonguing, staccato, legato, accents
  • Additionally, flutes, clarinets, trumpets, saxes will include: sixteenth notes in various patterns and dotted eighth notes

Bass Clarinet
Alto Sax
Tenor Sax
Bari Sax
String Bass
Percussion (Coming soon)