Symphonic Band Audition Requirements
- Required music: Music for all instruments will be provided. Learn all music in its entirety. Sections for the auditions will be selected at the audition. Click below to download the required excerpts.
- Scales (woodwinds and brass only): Students should be prepared to play the following scales: C, G, D, F, and Bb. 2 scales will be picked at random for the actual audition. Scales are in your key, not concert key.
- Sight reading: A brief sight reading excerpt will be provided.
- Percussionists: All percussionists should prepare BOTH the snare and timpani excerpts. You will sight read on snare drum. The mallet excerpt is optional but encouraged.
Students must sign up for an audition day and time to audition at DHS. Generally, auditions are only for the following school year (2019/20). However, exceptions will be made in cases where there is a need to fill instrumentation in the ensemble.
Auditions will take place during lunch and after school between January 14th and January 17th. No other auditions will be taken after January 17th.
Sign up for an audition by visiting the Sign Up Genius at www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0944A9A823A3FD0-symphonic2
Good luck! If you have any questions, contact Mr. Doherty via phone at (240) 207-2353 or e-mail at Charles_Doherty@mcpsmd.org.
Requirements (information above in a PDF)