Though ensemble placements are final, students in the West Bend High School Bands are given an opportunity to complete a challenge for a higher chair placement. Please read over the following for details on how to complete such a thing. Remember that a challenge must be done two or more weeks prior to a concert.
Please prepare the excerpt that is provided to you by your directors as well as the three scales (listed on your audition sheet-different for each instrument) in as many octaves as possible. Also, you will be asked to complete a short sight-reading activity. Remember to look through this exercise and check thoroughly for key signature, time signature, tempo, dynamics, articulations, and roadmap before proceeding. You will be given time to look this over but won’t be able to practice it in advance.
Material From PREVIOUS YEARS (as an example):
Scales PDF (Bass and Treble Clef)