Auditions are required for participation in Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band and Concert Choir. Each group has its own set of requirements. Please read further for the requirements for each group.
Wind Ensemble Auditions
Anyone wishing to audition for CCHB Wind Ensemble for the fall should record yourself playing your solo (just the indicated cut) and the scales (as written… no bonus for extra octaves, etc.). The recording can be made any way and in any format you like. We prefer mp3's, but have done this a few times and can convert pretty much any format you send. If you can record it with a phone, tablet, or computer, you are probably good.
The auditions are due August 15th by midnight. Please send them to Mr. Jeff Fields at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NCCSA All-State Band
Auditions for the NCCSA Clinic will be held during band at Living Hope Community Church on October 13 and 15.
Audition Materials for both
Wind Ensemble and NCCSA:
2020 Audition Solo List for NCCSA All-State Band
The wind solo list is taken exclusively from the Concert and Contest Collection by Voxman, published by Rubank. Each instrument has its own book. These books are available for all listed instruments.
****No Repeats on any solo****
Flute: p. 9, “Valse Gracieuse,” meas. 133–161
Oboe: p. 4, “Two Menuettos,” do “II” only
Clarinet: p. 22, “Scherzo in C minor,” beginning through meas. 20
Bass and Alto Clarinet: p. 5, “Largo and Allegro Vivace,” Largo only
Alto and Baritone Sax: p. 5, “Melodie,” beginning through line 4, meas. 3, beat 3
Tenor Sax: p. 14, “Premiere Etude de Concours,” beginning through meas. 20
Trumpet/Cornet/TC and BC Baritone: p. 8, “Air Gai,” beginning through meas. 35 (BC Baritone has a separate book)
French Horn: p. 7, “Farewell Serenade,” beginning through meas. 26
Trombone/Bassoon: p. 8, “Theme de Concours,” meas. 41–62
Tuba: p. 3, “Waltz and Gallop,” last 4 lines
Snare Drum: p. 7, Etude #5, ALL Audition Etudes for Snare Drum, Timpani, Keyboard Percussion, and Multiple Percussion by Garwood Whaley
Timpani: p. 13, Etude #3, first 4 lines Audition Etudes for Snare Drum, Timpani, Keyboard Percussion, and Multiple Percussion by Garwood Whaley
Mallets: p. 22, Etude #8, beginning through meas. 15 Audition Etudes for Snare Drum, Timpani, Keyboard Percussion, and Multiple Percussion by Garwood Whaley Percussion Rudiments Required in 2020: #7, #16, #20, #31
Standard rudiments (40, not the NARD 26) of Percussive Arts Society (available online:
NCCSA does not require an audition for their choir.
CCHB has an assessment of vocal range.