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70th Annual Colorado All-State Band 

March 25-27, 2021 | Greeley, Colorado

Presented by the University of Northern Colorado School of Music, Colorado Music Educators Association, Colorado Bandmasters Association, Colorado High School Activities Association


Colorado All-State Concert Band

Dr. David Fullmer, Guest Conductor

Retired Director of Bands, Snow College (Utah)Conn-Selmer Educational Support Manager, Western RegionandColorado
  

All-State Symphonic Band

Dr. Russell Mikkelson, Guest Conductor

Director of Bands, The Ohio State University

Information 

The 110-piece Concert Band is open only to students from high schools of 1,100 or fewer students[based on “enrollment” count in 2019-2020 CHSAA Directory](Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors)

The 110-piece Symphonic Band is open to students from all schools. (Juniors and Seniors only)

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Fees and Procedures

A $25.00 fee will be charged for each auditioning student. Audition materials and procedures will be the same for both bands 

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All-State Weekend

March 25-27, 2021(Greeley, Colorado)

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All-State Auditions

Submitted Electronically This Year (Tentative Deadline, December 3, 2020 – Submission Details TBA) 

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Contact 

UNC Bands
Frasier 18, Campus Box 28
Greeley, CO 80639
Phone: (970) 351-2273
Fax: (970) 351-2639
Email: coloradoallstateband@unco.edu


Download Audition Requirements 

 

Audition Repertoire

Scales

Major Scale of your choice: 2 octaves, in 16th notes, quarter-note = 112Harmonic Minor Scale of your choice: 2 octaves, in 8th notes, quarter-note = 120Chromatic Scale of your choice: 2 octaves, in 8th notes, quarter-note = 80

Etudes

Will be drawn from the following readily available books. Students proficient on more than one instrument within the same family (flute/piccolo, oboe/English horn, high clarinet/low clarinet, all the saxophones, trombone/euphonium, etc.) are strongly encouraged to submit an audition on each instrument, using separate audition files and entries

  • Flute/Piccolo

    • Köhler 25 Romantic Etudes for Flute, Op. 66 (use the Kalmus edition!)
      • p. 21, No. 20–all (quarter note = 72-80)
    • Andersen –24 Etudes for the Flute, Op. 33 (use the C. Fischer edition!)
      • p.14, No. 14, m. 17-end (quarter note= 54)
  • Oboe/English Horn

    • Voxman -Selected Studies (Rubank)
      • p.19, beginning through m. 16, downbeat (dotted quarter-note = 63)
      • p.15, beginning through m. 16 (dotted quarter note = 72)
  • Bassoon

    • Voxman-Gower - Advanced Method, Vol. 1 (Rubank)
      • p.70, No.4, m9-end [no repeats] (quarter-note = 52)
      • p.53, No.30, all (quarter-note = 132)
  • High Clarinet

    • Rose -32 Etudes (C. Fischer)
      • p.9, No. 8, top through 2nd bar of 6th line [no repeat] (quarter-note = 108)
      • p.14, No. 13, top through 3rd bar of 5th line (quarter-note = 63)

    OR

    • Rose –32 Etudes for Clarinet (C. Fischer) Revised Edition
      • p. 12, No. 8, top through 2nd bar of 6th line [no repeat] (quarter-note = 108)
      • p. 17, No. 13, top through 1st bar of 6th line (quarter-note = 63)
  • Low Clarinet

    •  Weissenborn/Rhoads - Advanced Studies (Southern)
      • p.7, No. 11, 1st 4 lines (quarter-note = 72)
      • p.7, No. 11, lines 5 through 8 [no repeats] (dotted-half-note = 60)
  • Saxophone

    • Voxman - Selected Studies (Rubank)
      • p. 9, beginning to downbeat of m. 20 (quarter-note = 104)
      • p. 29, first 5 lines (eighth note = 80)
  • Trumpet/Cornet

    • Snedecor – Lyrical Etudes (PAS Music)
      • p.16 Etude XI, beginning to m. 32, 1st note (dotted quarter-note = 84)
      • p.20 Etude XIV, beginning to bar before C, 3rd beat [high C in m. 19 preferred (quarter-note = 88)
  • Horn

    • Langey - Carl Fischer Tutor for French Horn (Carl Fischer), or free download from https://archive.org/stream/ottolangeysnewly00lang#page/98/mode/2up
      • p. 98, Belloli Theme and Variations, Variation 2, (quarter-note = 76-84)
      • p. 98, Belloli Theme and Variations, Variation 3, (quarter-note = 76-84)
      • p. 98, Belloli Theme and Variations, Variation 4, (eighth-note = 84-100)
  • Trombone/Euphonium

    • Voxman - Selected Studies for Trombone (Rubank)
      • p.18, beginning through measure 47 (dotted half -note = 66)
      • p.16, beginning through measure 17 (dotted quarter-note = 52)

    [Treble-clef baritone must either transpose these etudes or play the trumpet etudes]

  • Bass Trombone

    • Ostrander - Method for Bass Trombone (C. Fischer)
      • p. 40, No. 2, all [no repeats] (quarter note = 96)
      • p. 40, No. 3, all [no repeats] (quarter note = 132)
  • Tuba

    • Sheridan – Performance Studies for Tuba (De Haske)
      • p. 22-23 (“Tuba Rag”), all [take 2nd ending, no repeat] (quarter note = 96)
  • String Bass

    • Piece(s) of your choice, demonstrating technique and musicality.
  • Percussion

    You must audition in all three areas and on the music listed below.

    Mallets

    • Whaley - Recital Pieces for Mallets (J. R. Publications)
      • p.8, “Allemande,” top – 6th line, downbeat of 2nd bar [no repeat] (8th note = 116-120)

    Snare Drum

    • Cirone - Portraits in Rhythm (Belwin-Mills)
      • [All rolls in concert style - multiple bounce]
      • p.8, No. 6, all (tempi as marked)

    Timpani

    • Whaley - Musical Studies for the Intermediate Timpanist (J.R. Publications)
      • p.21, all [play on 3 drums] (tempo as marked)