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Florida Bandmasters Association (FBA) Information

2016-2017 All-State Audition Requirements


 (All-State Band – Auditions in September of 2016

for the January 2017 FMEA Conference)


Audition requirements (2016-2017) for flute and piccolo for Grades 7-8


 When the student enters the room, he/she will be asked to perform:

a) The specific prepared exercises for their instrument(s) as listed in the All-State Middle School Audition Requirements.

Please note the suggested tempi that have been given.

b) A chromatic scale covering the range for their instrument (as given in the All-State Middle School Audition Requirements.)

The scale will be performed in even eighth notes at a minimum tempo of MM quarter note = 144.

The scale will be tongued ascending and slurred descending where applicable. Scale is to be memorized.

c) Seven major scales, (in 2 minutes or less) from memory, complete with arpeggios, at a minimum tempo of MM quarter note = 120.

Scales are to be performed a minimum of 2 octaves where possible.

Students who wish to play a 3rd octave may do so.

Scales will be performed in the following order, starting with the concert key of: G, C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, & Db.

All scales must be performed within the allotted time frame. Scales must be performed in complete octaves.

d) A short sight-reading exercise(s) to demonstrate the student’s reading ability.

The student will have thirty seconds to study the piece before playing it.


Piccolo; Chromatic: 2 octaves from Eb

Exercise: pg. 53, #21; no D.C., quarter note = 168

Rubank Advanced Method, Volume I


All Piccolo students MUST also audition on Flute. Their Flute audition will

determine membership in the band and the Piccolo double will be determined by the

Piccolo audition. The Piccolo audition will contain the chromatic scale and the

above exercise – no other scales and no sight-reading.


MS Flute Scales


 Flute; Chromatic: 3 octaves from C

Lyrical Exercise: pg. 54, #25; dotted quarter note = 46

Technical Exercise: pg. 38, #18; top line, m. 1-15 plus Fine measure, quarter note = 112

Rubank Advanced Method, Volume I

  

Audition requirements (2016-2017)for flute and piccolo for Grades 9-10


When the student enters the room, he/she will be asked to perform:

a) The specific prepared exercises for their instrument(s) as listed in the All-State Concert Band Audition Requirements.

 Note the suggested tempi.

b) A chromatic scale covering the range for their instrument (as given in the All-State Concert Band Audition Requirements.)

The scale will be performed in even sixteenth notes at a minimum tempo of MM quarter note = 100.

The scale will be tongued ascending and slurred descending where applicable. Scale is to be memorized.

c) Twelve major scales, (in 2 minutes or less) from memory, complete with arpeggios, at a minimum tempo of MM quarter note = 120.

Scales are to be performed a minimum of 2 octaves where possible. Students who wish to play a 3rd octave may do so.

All scales must be performed within the allotted time frame. Scales must be performed in complete octaves.

 Scales will be performed in the circle of fourths, starting with the concert key of:

G, C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, B, E, A, D.

d) A short sight-reading exercise(s) to demonstrate the student’s reading ability.

The student will have thirty seconds to study the piece before playing it.

 

 Piccolo; Chromatic: 2½ octaves from Eb to Bb

Exercise: pg. 51, #6; m. 1-32, quarter note = 116

Rubank Advanced Method Volume II


All Piccolo students MUST also audition on Flute. Their Flute audition will

determine membership in the band and the Piccolo double will be determined by the

Piccolo audition. The Piccolo audition will contain the chromatic scale and the

above exercise – no other scales and no sight-reading.


HS Flute Scales


 Flute; Chromatic: 3 octaves from C

Lyrical Exercise: pg. 38, #18; top line, m. 11-30, no repeats, quarter note = 63

Technical Exercise: pg. 30, #9; top line, m. 1-20, no D.C., quarter note = 116

Rubank Advanced Method Volume II


Audition requirements (2015-2016) for flute and piccolo for Grades 11-12


 When the student enters the room, he/she will be asked to perform:

a) The specific prepared exercises for their instrument(s) as listed in the

All-State Symphonic Band Audition Requirements. Student will determine tempi.

b) A chromatic scale covering the range for their instrument (as given in the All-State Symphonic Band Audition Requirements.)

The scale will be performed in even sixteenth notes at a minimum tempo of MM quarter note = 120.

The scale will be tongued ascending and slurred descending where applicable. Scale is to be memorized.

c) Twelve major scales, (in 2 minutes or less) from memory, complete with arpeggios, at a minimum tempo of MM quarter note = 120.

Scales are to be performed a minimum of 2 octaves where possible. Students who wish to play a 3rd octave may do so.

All scales must be performed within the allotted time frame. Scales must be performed in complete octaves.

The scales will be tongued ascending and slurred descending where applicable.

 Scales will be performed in the circle of fourths, starting with the concert key of:

G, C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, B, E, A, D.

d) A short sight-reading exercise(s) to demonstrate the student’s reading ability.

The student will have thirty seconds to study the piece before playing it.


 Piccolo; Chromatic: 2½ octaves from Eb to Bb

Exercise: pg. 33, #15; m. 1-24, plus 1 note

Melodious & Progressive Studies for Flute, Book 1

Revised by Robert Cavally, Pub: Southern Music Co. (CR 1984)


All Piccolo students MUST also audition on Flute. Their Flute audition will

determine membership in the band and the Piccolo double will be determined by the

Piccolo audition. The Piccolo audition will contain the chromatic scale and the

above exercise – no other scales and no sight-reading.


HS Flute Scales


 Flute; Chromatic: 3 octaves from C

Lyrical Exercise: pg. 38, #6; m. 9-23, take 2nd ending, plus 1 note (ends on middle line B)

Technical Exercise: pg. 41, # 9; m. 1-25 plus 1 note (ends on top space E)

Melodious & Progressive Studies for Flute, Book 1

Revised by Robert Cavally, Pub: Southern Music Co. (CR 1984)



Free Downloads!! The required scales for Middle School and High School flute auditions.


The FBA list of solos and ensembles.


2015-2016 Solo & Ensemble Music List (Excel)


"The following directions and exceptions accompany the
FBA Solo and Ensembles Music List:


Piccolo: Piccolos may select music from the flute list.
Keep in mind the selection will also be evaluated on its suitability."


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