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Auditions and Materials


To all auditioning musicians:

Horn auditions for the Auburn big band and combo will be held from Monday August 19 through 2:00 PM on Friday August 23. A sign-up sheet will be outside Dr. Pendowski’s door (rm. 217).

All rhythm players (piano, bass, guitar, drums) will audition on Thursday August 22 between 2:00 and 3:00 pm in the band room. Rhythm players should plan on being at this audition with your instrument/sticks and amps for guitars. There will be a bass amp, piano and drum set at the audition. You will play the blues and several simple grooves.

The audition process and materials for the horns are available below. You will be expected to play the blues in F, Bb and G, and do some sight reading from lead sheets.

The results will be posted by 5 PM Friday August 23. The first full band rehearsal will be on Tuesday August 27th. If you are interested in Saxology please email Dr. Pendowski.

Wind players are required to perform the following:

  1. The example that is associated with your instrument.
  2. Sight-reading (to be selected by the director).
  3. Improvisation on the F blues (this is optional).
  4. A scale to demonstrate range and tone; chromatic scale


Last Updated: 05/21/2019