District 10 Band
Instrumental Auditions will be held in-person
at Parkland High School on December 3, 2022
Instrumental audition list for District Band and Orchestra
Updated July 24, 2022 (see below)
Scale Requirements Wind and Percussion
Scale Requirements Strings
Excel Spreadsheet for Directors to complete:
When completing the spreadsheet, PLEASE REMEMBER to make a copy of it and RENAME IT with your school's name (i.e. Nazareth Area High School, Freedom High School, etc). PLEASE BE SURE that each cell on the spreadsheet is complete, AND PLEASE CONFIRM and DOUBLE CHECK for what ensemble(s) the student is auditioning - it should match the student's hard copy application.
Any questions, please email Rick Hilborn at firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE note this updated State-wide policy regarding the use of Contra-Clarinets in PMEA Ensembles:
Be aware that policy at the PMEA State level regarding the use of contra-clarinets has changed, effective immediately. Please know that Region and All-State level ensembles will NOT include contra-clarinets. Students who opt to audition on contra-clarinet within PMEA District 10 must realize that should he/she have a successful audition on contra-clarinet and participate in a PMEA District 10 level ensemble on contra-clarinet, further participation is a "dead-end"; the student will NOT be eligible for participation in an ensemble at the Region and/or State level. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.
Attention District 10 Instrumental Music Directors:
Please note the following updates in the audition pieces for December, and pass this information along to your students as soon as possible:
Attention all directors and students auditioning on flute:
Please use the ATTACHED, edited version of the flute solo for your learning purposes. It has been edited by a reliable flautist who has no connections with PMEA District 10; please use the articulations, dynamics, and edit markings in THIS VERSION of the solo as you move forward in your practicing, Please note, ALL STUDENTS are still expected to have an original copy of the solo at auditions in December; it is the responsibility of the student to transfer the markings from this pdf version to their copy of the solo.
As well, please note that our hired editor has graciously offered some performance notes for those preparing and learning the solo
FLUTE SOLO PERFORMANCE NOTES
Please be sure you are using the expression markings, dynamics, interpretations, etc...
that appear in THIS LINK when learning the alto sax solo!
The students need to ONLY LEARN movements 1 and 2 of the audition piece.
The required passages for the solo will be the entire Allegro movement (page 3 of the solo), the Ondeggiando movement (page 6, the 3/2 section), and the Allegro movement (page 7, the 6/8 section).
An updated solo list is attached. Please note, all edits appear in RED.
Any questions, please email Rick Hilborn at email@example.com. Thank you!!!
Nazareth High School
Date - February 9-11, 2023
Concert - February 10, 2023 at 7:30
Re-auditions - TBA
Host Director - Rick Hilborn
Guest Conductor - Ronald Demkee