2022 Junior Audition Requirements

Audition Date: December 3, 2022, Furnace Brook Middle School

  • Audition Registration Portal
  • Cutoff Scores
  • Junior Audition Times
  • Student Time Change Request
  • Onsite Registration Principal’s Form​
  • Adjudication Forms 
  • NOTE: Medical forms are no longer required to be submitted for participation. All medical information should be kept with chaperone while on-site for the festival.

Audition Procedures

  • Each School will be assigned a time that will be known by your group director.
  • All requirements and regulations for auditions are listed on the District Web Site in the Handbook for directors to be printed out for students.

Fees:

  • The Audition Fee per audition will be $15.  Checks should be made out to: Southeastern District – MMEA
  • After that, a Late Fee of $20 will be assessed along with your $15 fee at the auditions site for a total of $35.

Scales and Sight-Reading

All Students will be required to perform a sight-reading selection.

Vocal Sight Reading:

  • Vocal Sight-reading for 2022 is
  • Will start and end on the tonic
  • Will include the first 5 pitches of the diatonic scale (do, re, mi, fa, so) as they fit the range of the voice part
  • Will be step wise motion
  • Will include half, quarter and eighth note rhythms.
  • Bass sight-reading is in bass clef

Winds/Strings/Percussion Scale Requirements:

  • Click here for scale sheets 
  • Students are reminded that required scale ranges are only valued as 1 point on the adjudication forms.
    • Trombone and baritone horn: The G scale will be accepted as 1 or 2 octave.

Percussion Requirements:

  • All Junior percussionists will be asked to demonstrate their playing ability on the following percussion instruments (Bass Drum, Cymbals, Triangle and Tambourine).
  • They must prepare the “Junior Multi-Percussion Audition” selection.

Snare Drum

  • 9 stroke rolls alternating
  • Single and double paradiddles

Jazz

Jazz Solo Auditions:

  • See Auditions Requirements List
  • Students will NOT be required to perform solo with recording (minus soloist with rhythm section only).

Jazz Improvisation:

  • Improvisation is optional for Jr. Auditions.

Guitar/bass/piano/vibes:

  • In addition to the written solo, students will comp changes from assigned solo.

Jazz Drums:

  • In addition to the listed performance solo, drummers should prepare to play in a funk style, a swing style, and a bossa nova style.  These styles should be demonstrated in the format of four bars of time followed immediately by a four bar solo.  These pieces should demonstrate technical and musical control of the drum set.

Jazz Sax/Brass/Rhythm Scales: Same as the band audition requirements.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Jazz students may audition for another ensemble, with the understanding that if they are accepted in two groups, the only group they may participate in is Jazz.


Vocal

Vocal Tracks – “Grant Me True Courage Lord”

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UPDATE: Judges will be advised to only listen to the first half of the required piece for winds, percussion and strings. Vocal and Jazz will still be required to perform the entire piece.

Please note the “Required Scales” Column on the sheet below.