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Auditions and Materials


To all auditioning musicians:

Auditions for the Auburn big band and combo will be held from August 20 - 24. A sign-up sheet will be outside Dr. Pendowski’s door (rm. 217) for the horns. All rhythm players (piano, bass, guitar, drums) will audition during the rehearsal time on Thursday August 23 between 2:00 pm and 3:15 pm in the band room. The audition process and materials for the horns are available below. You will be expected to play the blues in F, Bb and G, and do some sight reading from lead sheets. The results will be posted Friday afternoon August 24. The first full band rehearsal will be on Tuesday August 28th. If you are interested in Saxology please email Dr. Pendowski.

Auditions for the combo will take place at the same time as the big band rhythm auditions.

Welcome back everyone! Let's have another great year!

Wind players are required to perform the following:

  1. The example that is associated with your instrument.
  2. Sight-reading (to be selected by the director).
  3. Improvisation on the F blues (this is optional).
  4. A scale to demonstrate range and tone; chromatic scale


Last Updated: 07/19/2018