Broward County Band Directors Association

2012-2013 Co-Chairs:         Farryn Weiss, Nova Middle           Heston Curry, McArthur High

Requirements:

HS Auditions are on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at North Broward Prep.

MS Auditions are on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Ramblewood Middle.


Middle School Concert Band-Students will audition with their 7 Major Scales in FBA Format, Chromatic Scale, the Lyrical Exercise and will Sight Read. (Scale Order-Concert G, C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db)


Note Change as of 8/16/2017 As voted on Membership Present at Preservice Meeting:  High School Concert Winds, Brass and Percussion -Students will audition with their 12 Major Scales in FBA Format, Chromatic Scale,  a 9th and 10th previously used All-State Lyrical exercise, but not one seen by any current high school student (due to the rotation of the etudes). This will allow for us to continue to hold students to All-State standards; be seen more fair as it is geared to younger students and will be neutral or new to all, and will Sight Read.  (Scale Order-Concert  C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, E, A, D, and G.)


High School Woodwind Requirements

           Bassoon Etude (for clarification)


High School Brass and Percussion Requirements




Please note that all percussionists will perform their major scales on melodics, the snare etude and will sight read on timpani.




Middle School Jazz Band-Students will audition with their 7 Major Scales in FBA Format (swung), the Swing Etude and will Sight Read.  Students will have the option to Improvise based on the FBA requirements. 


High School Jazz Band-Students will audition with the Swing Etude and will Sight Read.  Students will have the option to Improvise based on the FBA


Swing Etude Winds


Swing Etude Rhythm




Students auditioning on drum set for jazz band, will demonstrate, per FBA All-State requirements, steady time and creativity with a Rock, Bossa Nova and Swing pattern. (High School students will also demonstrate a Jazz-Samba pattern.)



Example of  Concert Band Score Sheet
Scales Rubric
Lyrical Etude Rubric
Sight Reading Rubric

Scripts To Be Read During Audition

Example of Jazz Band Score Sheet
Rubric

Sound Files for Jazz Improv (Optional)