Wind Symphony Auditions

Fall 2019 Large Ensemble Auditions
Sunday – August 18, 2019
River Campus—Cultural Arts Center Room 155


Auditions will be held behind a screen.  Feel free to play a few notes in the room before you begin you prepared material, but do not speak to the panel.  When you are ready to begin, please play the excerpts in the order found in the packet.  Make sure to download & prepare all the PDF’s for your instrument.

 Observe all printed tempo markings, dynamics, rests, and articulations.  You are highly encouraged to seek out quality recordings in order to understand how the excerpt fits into piece as a whole, and to gain stylistic knowledge about the music.  Begin preparations well in advance of the audition.

 Audition times are listed below.  If you have a scheduling problem with the assigned time, please contact Dr. Reynolds via email ( or by office phone (573-651-2334). 

Tuba – 11:00 am
Euphonium – 11:30 am
Trombone – 11:45 am
Horns – 12:00 pm
Trumpet – 12:30 pm
Flute – 1:15 pm
Low Clarinet – 1:45 pm (All Music Majors must audition on Soprano Clarinet)
Saxophone – 2:00 pm (All Music Majors must audition on Alto Saxophone)
Bb Soprano Clarinet – 2:45 pm
Oboe – 3:30 pm
Bassoon – 4:00 pm
Percussion – 5:00 pm

Concert I (Wind Symphony) – October 15, 2019
“Wind Band Classics”

To Be Selected From:
          First Suite in Eb – Gustav Holst
          Sea Songs – Ralph Vaughan Williams
          Ye Banks and Braes O’ Bonnie Doon – Percy A. Grainger
          Irish Tune from County Derry – Percy A. Grainger
          Shepherd’s Hey – Percy A. Grainger
          Colonial Song – Percy A. Grainger
          Fantasia for Band – Vittorio Giannini
          Moorside Suite – Gordon Jacob

Concert II (Wind Symphony & Jackson High School Freshman Band) – December 3, 2019
“Sentimental Journey”

To Be Selected From:
          I Left My Heart in San Francisco – arr. Reed/ed. Rogers
          Aragon Suite (mvmts 1,3,5) – Ira Hearshen
          Divertimento, ‘Ragtime’ – Ira Hearshen
          Tribute to Harry James – Harry James/arr. Nestico (featuring Dr. Kevin Tague, trumpet)
           Clarinet Concerto – Artie Shaw/arr. Parson (featuring Dr. Gabby Baffoni, clarinet)
          Dave Brubeck: Portrait in Time – Dave Brubeck/arr. Smith
          At a Dixieland Jazz Funeral – Jared Spears


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