AUDITIONS - Music for the 2020-2021 Advanced Ensembles

The process for auditioning for the advanced ensembles at Ferris will look a little different this year due to school being closed.  You will need to email me for an audition time (please see the times and dates below - they have changed) and I will get you on the calendar for your audition(s).  We will do the auditions via Zoom so I can hear you, ask you questions, and you can ask questions as well.  The auditions will be about 15 min. I will send you the invitation a little before your audition time.  ALL VIA EMAIL!

REMEMBER:  the most important thing with auditions is that I hear you play and get a sense of your desire for playing in one of the advanced ensembles.  I look forward to hearing you play and hope that you are looking forward to our short time together! 

PERCUSSION:  You will need to focus on the snare solo.  I am assuming you will not have had a chance to practice on a mallet instrument of any kind.  If you have, you may play one of the solos for me.  This is not an ideal situation for you but I want to hear you play and see your hands.  We can talk more during your audition time.

JAZZ (drums):  I am hoping you have a drum kit that you can play on for your audition.  Be working on those different grooves as much as possible!

Please feel free to contact me for clarification of the process.  Also, if you are unable to audition on the dates and times listed for each of the groups, please let me know and we can make alternative plans.  HOWEVER, all auditions need to be done the first week of May. 

My email:  benbr@spokaneschools.org 

Advanced Percussion Ensemble

Advanced Percussion Ensemble

If you are interested in auditioning for the Advanced Percussion Ensemble, click the file image to the right for the audition materials.  PLEASE LEARN ONE MALLET SOLO and the SNARE SOLO for your audition.

You also will be expected to play a short sight-reading excerpt as well as answer a few questions so I can get to know you better.

Audition times: Please email me (benbr@spokaneschools.org) to set up your time.  Auditions will take about 10-15 min. Times and dates are listed below:

Monday, May 4

9:00am - 1:00pm

MALLET SOLO 1

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MALLET SOLO 2

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SNARE SOLO

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Wind Ensemble

If you are interested in auditioning for the Wind Ensemble, click the file image to the right for the audition material for your instrument. 

 

PLEASE also have the following scales prepared (concert pitch indicated):

 

C / F / Bb / Eb / Ab

You also will be expected to play a short sight-reading excerpt as well as answer a few questions so I can get to know you better.

Audition times: Please email me (benbr@spokaneschools.org) to set up your time.  Auditions will take about 10-15 min. Times and dates are listed below:

Tuesday, May 5

9:00am-1:00pm

Wednesday, May 6

9:00am-1:00pm

FLUTE
BASS CLARINET
TRUMPET
OBOE
ALTO SAX
FRENCH HORN
TC BARITONE
BASSOON
TENOR SAX
TROMBONE
TUBA
CLARINET
BARI SAX
EUPHONIUM

Jazz Orchestra

If you are interested in auditioning for the Jazz Orchestra, click the file image to the right for the audition material for your instrument. 

 

PLEASE also have the following BLUES scales prepared (concert pitch indicated):

 

F / Bb / Eb

You also will be expected to play a short sight-reading excerpt as well as answer a few questions so I can get to know you better.

Audition times: Please email me (benbr@spokaneschools.org) to set up your time.  Auditions will take about 10-15 min. Times and dates are listed below:

Thursday, May 7

9:00am-1:00pm

Friday, May 8

9:00am-1:00pm

 

ALTO SAX
TRUMPET
Bass.jpg
BASS
TENOR SAX
TROMBONE
Guitar.jpg
GUITAR
BARI SAX
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DRUMS
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PIANO
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