Maryland Music Educators Association

2013-2014 All State Band Auditions



Students must attend an independent (private), parochial, or public school in Maryland and meet the class membership and grade designations in order to be eligible to participate in the All State auditions.

Each director is responsible for seeing that each student has prepared the audition music and scales as described and at the tempi given.

2013-2014 Junior Band

In order to participate in the Maryland All State Junior Band, a student must attend an independent (private), parochial, or public school in Maryland, must be in grades 7, 8, or 9, and must be in a band class.


2013-2014 Senior Band and Orchestra Winds & Percussion

To participate in the Maryland All State Senior Band, a student must attend an independent (private), parochial, or public school in Maryland, must be in grades 10, 11, or 12, and must be in a band class. In senior high schools in which an alternative scheduling program is operating, the student may participate in the year in which he or she earns a full credit. Any questions should be directed to the Executive Director by the teacher. Students and parents are not to call.


All State Junior and Senior Band Auditions


There will be two judges in each room. Scores of the two judges in each room will be averaged. Clarinets, flutes, trumpets, and saxophones may be sent to a finals room after the first audition. If a student is to go to the finals room, the preliminary room judges will issue the student a “Finals Room Pass.” Those students will then go the registration desk to sign-up for the finals room.



    Each student will be asked to perform the chromatic scale, beginning on a note of the student’s choosing, and one major scale for their instrument, selected from the following keys: C, F, G, D, A, E, B-Flat, E-Flat, A-Flat.

    The scales must be performed from memory.

    Scales will be selected by the adjudicator according to the level of the selection being performed.

    The scales are to be played evenly and smoothly in a 16th note pattern at a metronome speed of quarter = 72.

    All scales are to be played ascending and descending a minimum of one octave, except Flute and Soprano Clarinet who shall perform the scales a minimum of two octaves.


Required Music:

    Required music: See required music list. Only an excerpt will be performed. The entire piece will not be required.

    The excerpts of the required pieces will be posted in the warm-up room and at the entrance to each audition room.

    No student may audition on more than one instrument (except for flute/piccolo, oboe/English horn and Eb Clarinet/Bb Clarinet). Flute players wishing to be considered for piccolo parts, oboe players wishing to be considered for English horn parts and clarinetists wishing to be considered for Eb Clarinet parts should bring those instruments with them to the audition and will be asked to demonstrate their proficiency on those instruments.

    In the event that a student arrives at the audition with the incorrect audition music prepared, the student will be given the correct music and up to an hour to prepare the correct music before the audition.

Sight Reading:

    Sight reading will be required.


Junior & Senior Band
Audition music requirements
Junior Auditions are on November 16
Senior Auditions are November 23
Percussion audition details
Percussion examples

Jazz Band
Audition Details
 Taped/ DVD audition must be received by December 13

    Auditions will be held at Edgewood High School in
     Harford County - 2415 Willoughby Beach Road, Edgewood MD 21040 
Maryland Music Educators Association Office
791 Aquahart Road, Suite 117, Glen Burnie, MD 21061