Department of Music

2022 Delta State Honor Band Clinic

Audition Requirements

Students are asked to submit a recorded audition.  To submit your audition materials, please follow the following process:

  • Say your name very clearly.
  • Say the name of each scale or rudiment before playing it.
  • Say “Prepared pieces” before playing your prepared pieces.
  • Say “End of recording.”


Submit recording in .mp3 or.wav format only.


Recorded auditions must be received by Wednesday, December1, 2021

Submit recordings to:



  • Major scales: Concert F, G-flat, G, A-flat, A (at least two octaves when possible), eighth notes at quarter = 120, tongued ascending and slurred descending.
  • Chromatic scale: Full practical range of the instrument.
  • Prepared Piece: Two short etudes of your choice, one technical, one lyrical.


  • Rudiments: Nine-stroke roll and flam paradiddle, performed at quarter = 80, quarter = 120, and quarter  = 160 on a concert snare.
  • Major scales: F, G-flat, G, A-flat, A (at least two octaves).
  • Chromatic Scale: is not required for percussion auditions.
  • Prepared Pieces: one short etude on any combination of snare, mallets, or timpani.




Ms. Sabrina Brasher, DSU Honor Band Coordinator: