Band Scholarships and Band Participation Audition Standards

Auditions will begin on March 1, 2020 and end on June 1, 2020

I. Level I Priority, Maximum Expectations (Out-of-State Fee Waiver and $6–$8,000 Annually)

A. The potential band student must be in good standing with their high school band director(s)/program. Your high school band director may be contacted by the JSU Band Staff.

B. Outstanding tone quality/quality of sound

C. Chromatic Scale: Practical range of the instrument

D. Major Scales: C, F, G, Bb, D, Eb, A, Ab, E, B, Db, and Gb (Practical range of the instrument)

E. Minor Scales: A, D, E, G, and C (Natural Minor)

F. Prepared Material: Etude (Study) and/or Solo Grade 4 or higher, honor band etudes are acceptable (this does not include concert band literature, standard wind band marches, nor contemporary pop tunes)

G. (Percussion Only) Successfully complete all content in the Drumline Packet, successful sightreading, and successful prepared piece(s) on mallet percussion and timpani.

H. Sight-reading performed at a very high/proficient level (provided by JSU Band Staff)

II. Level II Priority, Medium Expectations (Out of State Fee Waiver and $1-$5,000 Annually)

A. The potential band student must be in good standing with their high school band director(s)/program. Your high school band director may be contacted by the JSU Band Staff.

B. Acceptable tone quality/quality of sound

C. Chromatic Scale: Practical range of the instrument

D. Major Scales: C, F, G, Bb, D, Eb, A, Ab, E, B, Db, and Gb (Practical range of the instrument)

E. Prepared Material: Etude (Study) and/or Solo Grade 3 or higher, honor band etudes are acceptable (this does not include concert band literature, standard wind band marches, or contemporary pop tunes)

F. (Percussion Only) Successfully complete all content in the Drumline Packet, and successful sightreading.

G. Sight-reading performed at a proficient level (provided by JSU Band Staff)

III. Level III Band Participation, Minimum Expectations (Out of State Fee Waiver Only)

A. The potential band student must be in good standing with their high school band director(s)/program. Your high school band director may be contacted by the JSU Band Staff. A letter of recommendation from your band director(s) is/are preferred but not required.

B. (Percussion Only) Successfully complete all content in the Drumline Packet

Note:

1. Minimum tempo for scales, chords, and thirds; Level I Priority, quarter note=96, Level II Priority, quarter note=88, and Level III, Band Participation, quarter note=60 using eight notes or sixteen notes

2. All scales must encompass the practical range of the instrument. Scales must be tongued ascending and slurred descending.

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