Audition Music for 2019-2020 School Year
Hello all. Here is how auditions for the UTHS Band Program work...
There are four performing ensembles at UTHS. The Marching Panthers, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, and our non-curricular Jazz Band. Your audition with Mr. W is for everything except jazz band. Those audition will be heard later in the fall.
For WIND PLAYERS (non-percussionists) - when you are heard by Mr. W, you are doing BOTH your PART PLACEMENT for Marching Band (there are no "chairs" in marching band, simply part assignments) as well as your chair placement within the Concert/Symphonic Band.
If you wish to be considered for the nationally recognized Symphonic Band, you must prepare the ILMEA District and All-State etudes. They are one-in-the-same (meaning you use the same music for District level auditions as you do for All-State). They're more commonly known as the "ILMEA etudes"
This particular year is Set I (of III). There are TWO etudes per instrument.
If you don't wish to be considered for symphonic band, there is an alternate set of etudes you must perform for Mr. W
Your audition will be comprised of three parts...
Etudes (either concert etudes or ILMEA - but not both)
Scales (provided in the packet and may be performed with the music in front of you)
Short sight reading segment