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71st Annual Colorado All-State Bands

April 7-9, 2022 | Greeley, Colorado

Presented by the University of Northern Colorado School of Music and the Colorado Bandmasters Assocition.

Colorado All-State Concert Band

Dr. David Fullmer, Guest Conductor

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

The Concet Band is open only to Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors from high schools of 1,100 or fewer students [based on "enrollment" count in 2019-2020 CHSAA Directory].

Colorado All-State Symphonic Band

Dr. Russell Mikkelson, Guest Conductor

Director of Bands, The Ohio State University 

The Symphonic Band is open to Juniors and Seniors from any school.


Audition Information

  • Audition Materials and procedures are the same for both bands - scales and etudes are required. See below for audition materials
    • Scales should be played as close to the indicated tempos as possible, but without an audible metronoome. 
  • A $25 fee will be charged to each auditioning student
  • All-State Auditions: Submitted Electronically

Deadline: November 30, 2021

(submission instructions distributed Fall 2021)

Audition Materials

Scales

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

Etudes

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

    Flute

    Köhler – 25 Romantic Etudes for Flute, Op. 66 (Kalmus)
    • p. 25, No. 23 (pickup to) Con Grazia to the end. Con Grazia (quarter-note = 80-88),
    • Tempo I (Allegro Moderato) (quarter note = 88-92), Piu Vivo (quarter note = 120-132)
    Andersen – 24 Etudes for the Flute, Op. 33 (C. Fischer)
    • p. 20, No. 20 “Allegro Animato”, Beginning to m. 20 (through 1st ending), no repeats (quarter note = 132)
  • Oboe/English Horn

    Oboe/English Horn

    Voxman - Selected Studies (Rubank)
    • p.13, mm.1-16 (quarter-note = 92)
    • p.23, beginning to downbeat of m.19 (eighth-note = 80)
  • Bassoon

    Bassoon

    Voxman-Gower - Advanced Method, Vol. 1 (Rubank)
    • p.40, No. 28, mm. 1 - 16 (beginning through 1st ending, no repeat), (eighth note = 88)
    • p.42, No. 3, all (no repeats, no D.C.), (quarter note = 138)
  • High Clarinet

    High Clarinet

    Rose - 32 Etudes (C. Fischer)
    • p.19, No. 19, mm. 1-14 (eighth-note = 84)
    • p.20, No. 20, m. 1 to downbeat of m.31 [no repeats] (time signature 3/8 - dotted quarter-note = 60)

    OR

    Rose – 32 Etudes for Clarinet (C. Fischer) Revised Edition
    • p. 23, No. 19, mm. 1-14 (eighth-note = 84)
    • p. 24, No. 20, m. 1 to downbeat of m.31 [no repeats] (dotted quarter-note = 60)
  • Low Clarinet

    Low Clarinet

    Weissenborn/Rhoads - Advanced Studies (Southern)
    • p. 6, No. 9, mm. 1-24 [no repeats] (eighth-note = 63)
    • p.18, No. 24, all (quarter-note = 92)
  • Saxophone

    Saxophone

    Voxman - Selected Studies (Rubank)
    • p. 8, Andante, mm. 1-21 (eighth-note = 104)
    • p. 18, Allegro, ALL (dotted quarter-note = 72)
  • Trumpet/Cornet

    Trumpet/Cornet

    Snedecor – Lyrical Etudes (PAS Music)
    • p. 14 Etude X , Letter B to m. 47 (quarter-note = 120)
    • p.1 Etude I, Beginning to bar before Letter C (quarter-note = 80)
  • Horn

    Horn

    Pottag - Preparatory Melodies (Belwin-Mills)
    • p. 22, #54 Polka, All - no D.S. – end at fermata (quarter note =86)
    • p. 34, # 86 Larghetto, All (dotted quarter = 48 - 52)
  • Trombone/Euphonium

    Trombone/Euphonium

    Voxman - Selected Studies for Trombone (Rubank)
    • p. 26, mm. 1 - 22 (quarter -note = 80)
    • p. 10, mm. 1 - 24 (dotted quarter-note = 120)
  • Bass Trombone

    Bass Trombone

    Ostrander - Method for Bass Trombone (C. Fischer)
    • p. 13, No. 3, all [no repeats] (quarter note = 88)
    • p. 21, No. 6, mm. 1 - 20 (quarter note = 120)
  • Tuba

    Tuba

    Sheridan – Performance Studies for Tuba (De Haske)
    • pp. 10-11 ("Alte Zauberkiste"), all; Fliessend & Giocoso: (quarter note=136);
    • Dolce: (dotted quarter note=84)
  • Piano & String Bass

    Piano & String Bass

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

    Percussion

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

    Mallets

    Whaley - Recital Pieces for Mallets (J. R. Publications)
    • p. 43, mm. 1 to downbeat of m. 32 (dotted quarter-note = 54)

    Snare Drum

    Cirone - Portraits in Rhythm (Belwin-Mills)
    • [All rolls in concert style - multiple bounce]
    • p. 34-35 (etude #32), all (tempi as marked)

    Timpani

    Whaley - Musical Studies for the Intermediate Timpanist (J.R. Publications)
    • p. 32, all (tempo as marked)