Re-Auditions – D12 Orchestra/Band/Chorus

As explained in our Fests & Festivals update post, the re-auditions process will be different than usual this year. Due to the adapted audition process for All-State, both District 12 and District 11 are holding our re-auditions earlier than usual. Re-auditions for all students participating in D12 Orchestra, Band, and Chorus Festivals will be held via Submittable video audition from Jan 3 – Jan 6. The audition excerpts are listed below. PLEASE READ THE AUDITION VIDEO GUIDELINES CAREFULLY BEFORE RECORDING YOUR VIDEO.

SUBMITTABLE LINK FOR RE-AUDITIONS (click)
OPENS 1/3/2022 at 12:00am
CLOSES 1/6/2022 at 11:59pm
Director scoring window: 1/8-1/11
Results and Region Ensemble Rosters posted 1/13/22

Please Note the Following:
– All students participating in District Band/Orchestra/Chorus must submit a re-audition.
– Wind musicians participating in both Orchestra and Band must submit separate auditions for each ensemble.
– For your auditions, play the part that is in your folder. For parted instruments (for example, Violin 1/Violin 2), excerpts have been selected to be unison or very similar.
– There will be no changes made to seating or parts as a result of re-auditions.

GUIDELINES FOR AUDITION VIDEO RECORDING & SUBMISSIONS

  • Read the audition repertoire requirements below carefully. Audition submissions must include all posted material and must follow these Guidelines for Auditioning.
  • When recording an audition video, no identifying clothing may be worn (i.e. no school t-shirts, no name identification, no PMEA, NAfME All Eastern or National shirts). Additionally, please do not include any identifying information in the video file name or in the content of the recording (i.e. your
    name or school name).
  • Each separate excerpt should be recorded in a separate video. Please follow instructions on Submittable regarding proper file format, otherwise your audition may not be viewable.
  • Each music excerpt must be recorded from start to finish without cuts and/or splices. Students’ hands/body/face must be visible in the video. Please review your video to be sure that your instrument/voice can be heard clearly.
  • There is no requirement to perform from memory. Students are permitted to read from sheet music for any of the audition requirements.
  • There can be NO use of any device that can be perceived to give aid to a student (i.e. no earphones, airpods, metronome, etc.)

DISTRICT 12 ORCHESTRA EXCERPTS

Violin
#1 Danzon No. 2 (measures 94 – 112)
#2 The Planets VI. Uranus, the Magician (measures 71 – 89)

Viola
#1 Danzon No. 2 (measures 328 – downbeat of 345)
#2 The Planets I. Mars, the Bringer of War (measures 91 – 112)

Cello
#1 Danzon No. 2 (measures 328 – downbeat of 345)
#2 The Planets I. Mars, the Bringer of War (measures 93 – 112)

Double Bass
#1 Danzon No. 2 (measures 256 – 280)
#2 The Planets I. Mars, the Bringer of War (measures 99 – 108)

Flute
#1 Danzon No. 2 (measures 132 – 153)
#2 The Planets I. Mars, the Bringer of War (measures 80 – 83 and measures 108 – 112)

Oboe
#1 Danzon No. 2 (measures 329 – 345)
#2 The Planets I. Mars, the Bringer of War (measures 100-112)

Clarinet
#1 Danzon No. 2 (measures 328 – 345)
#2 The Planets I. Mars, the Bringer of War (measures 104 – 112)

Bassoon
#1 Danzon No. 2 (measures 125 – 144)
#2 The Planets I. Mars, the Bringer of War (measures 100 – 112)

French Horn
#1 Danzon No. 2 (measures 264 – 271)
#2 The Planets I. Mars, the Bringer of War (measures 106 – 117)

Trumpet
#1 Danzon No. 2 (measures 249 – 272)
#2 The Planets I. Mars, the Bringer of War (measures 118 – 134)

Trombone
#1 Danzon No. 2 (measures 252 – 272)
#2 The Planets I. Mars, the Bringer of War (measures 38 – 46)

Tuba
#1 Danzon No. 2 (measures 300 – 318)
#2 The Planets I. Mars, the Bringer of War (measures 110 – 123)

Percussion – Access excerpts here https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aKV_m8S74dli4942IB0QIBrEZLHb-HBFLkchcTgZlSw/edit?usp=sharing
NOTE: Percussionists participating in both Band and Orchestra only need to submit ONE audition (all excerpts).

DISTRICT 12 BAND EXCERPTS

Alto Sax
#1 Paintings Mvt. 2: MM. 61-End
#2 Solas Ane MM. 44-58

Baritone Sax
#1 Paintings Mvt. 1 MM. 17-31
#2 Paintings Mvt. 3 MM. 24-41

Bass
#1 Paintings Mvt. 1 MM. 13-28
#2 Solas Ane MM 72-86

Bass Clarinet
#1 Paintings Mvt. 2: MM 5-30
#2 Solas Ane MM. 72-87

Bassoon
#1 Paintings Mvt. 1: MM 19-35 (end before soli)
#2 olas Ane MM. 72-End

Clarinet
#1 Paintings Mvt. 1 MM. 18-24 (1st should player lower divisi)
#2 Paintings Mvt. 3 MM. 17-31

Contra Clarinet
#1 Imaginarium MM. 135-151
#2 Solas Ane MM. 72-87

Euphonium
#1 Paintings Mvt. 1: MM. 13-28
#2 Solas Ane MM. 72-87

Flute
#1 Solas Ane MM. 72-87
#2 Foiled Again MM. 62-85

French Horn
#1 Solas Ane MM. 44-59
#2 Paintings Mvt. 1 MM. 13-18

Oboe
#1 Foiled Again 116-136
#2 Solas Ane 47-57

Percussion* – Access excerpts here https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aKV_m8S74dli4942IB0QIBrEZLHb-HBFLkchcTgZlSw/edit?usp=sharing
NOTE: Percussionists participating in both Band and Orchestra only need to submit ONE audition (all excerpts).

Tenor Sax
#1 Paintings Mvt. 1 MM.28-End
#2 Solas Ane MM. 44-58

Trombone
#1 Imaginarium MM. 135-149
#2 Imaginarium MM. 187-End

Trumpet
#1 Paintings Mvt. 4 MM. 25-End
#2 Solas Ane (77-85)

Tuba
#1 Paintings Mvt.1 MM. 13-28 play lower divisi
#2 Paintings Mvt. 3 MM. 33-48

DISTRICT 12 CHORUS EXCERPTS

Soprano 1
#1 “Why the Caged Bird Sings” Pickup mm. 112 – 120
“#2 Wild Forces” Pickup mm. 11 – 24

Soprano 2
#1 “Why the Caged Bird Sings” Pickup mm. 112 – 120
#2 “Wild Forces” Pickup mm. 11 – 24

Alto 1
#1 “Why the Caged Bird Sings” Pickup mm. 112 – 120
#2 “Best Wishes” mm. 14-21

Alto 2
#1 “Why the Caged Bird Sings” Pickup mm. 112 – 120
#2 “Best Wishes” mm. 14-21

Tenor 1
#1 “Why the Caged Bird Sings” Pickup mm. 112 – 120
#2 “Wild Forces” Pickup mm. 11 – 24

Tenor 2
#1 “Why the Caged Bird Sings” Pickup mm. 112 – 120
#2 “Wild Forces” Pickup mm. 11 – 24

Bass 1
#1 “Why the Caged Bird Sings” Pickup mm. 112 – 120
#2 “Best Wishes” mm. 14-21 (Take the smaller, higher notes)

Bass 2
#1 “Why the Caged Bird Sings” Pickup mm. 112 – 120
#2 “Best Wishes” mm. 14-21

Piano Accompanists
#1 “Wild Forces” – full accompaniment
#2 “I’ve Been in the Storm” – Bass/Alto Lines mm. 41 – 58