AUDITIONS - Music for the 2021-2022 Advanced Ensembles

*****IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ*****

Auditions for the ADVANCED ENSEMBLES at Ferris will be in person this year!

  

     1. You will need to email me for an audition time and I will get you on the calendar for your audition(s).

     2. Make sure you indicate the date and time - see the dates and times below. The auditions will be about 15 min. 

     3. You will enter the Music Wing from the outside entrance by near the tennis court parking lot.

     4. Do not arrive more than 10 min. before your scheduled audition time.

     5. Please be warmed up and prepared to play when you arrive. You will be able to play a few warm-up notes to hear the               room, but I am not allowed to have the practice rooms available for a full warm-up.

     6. Once you have completed your audition, you need to leave the building.

     

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 and one of the mallet solos - you choose which.  If you choose to prepare both mallet solos, you may - however, one solo played well is better than two that are not prepared. I will have a drum and mallet instrument for you to play on. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN MALLETS AND STICKS!

JAZZ (drums):  I will have a drum kit for you to audition on.  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 3

2:15pm - 5:30pm

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):

 

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:

Wednesday, May 5

2:15pm-5:45pm

Friday, May 7

2:15pm-5:45pm

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 will have the opportunity to improvise on the blues progression of your choice (you can select the key).

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 10

3:45pm-4:45pm

 

Wednesday, May 12

2:15pm-4:45pm

 

ALTO SAX
TRUMPET
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BASS
TENOR SAX
TROMBONE
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GUITAR
BARI SAX
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DRUMS
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PIANO