Band Camp Audition Music

2017 SWOSU Band Camp Audition Music

(Middle School Camp Audition Music is located on Middle School Camp Page)

Flute Audition Material

Oboe Audition Material

Clarinet Audition Material

Low Clarinet Audition Material

Bassoon Audition Material

Saxophone Audition Material

Horn Audition Material

Trumpet Audition Material

Trombone Audition Material

Euphonium BC Audition Material

Euphonium TC Audition Material

Tuba Audition Material

Percussion Audition Material


Middle School Band Camp audition music can be found on the MIDDLE SCHOOL CAMP page.


71 thoughts on “Band Camp Audition Music

  1. Dr. Talley Post author

    Hello Kimmy,

    Unfortunately, no we don’t have any recordings of any of the etudes. I would suggest you take a look at just a few measures at a time, practice with a metronome, and go very slowly. Don’t try to play to the end at once, but try to get a few measures down pretty well before moving on to the next few measures.
    Good luck!


  2. Dr. Talley Post author

    Hello Ashley,

    Yes, we have set the date. Next year’s Band Camp will be July 10-15, 2016. Hope to see you there!


  3. Madi

    Hi, I’d just like to make sure that the etudes for HS do not need to be memorized. As a followup, do the audition pieces for the jazz band need to be memorized?

  4. Dr. Talley Post author

    Hello Madi,

    None of the audition material needs to be memorized. Good luck!


  5. Dr. Talley Post author


    Audition music will be posted by April 1. Applications are posted now either online (at the link here: ) or PDF versions listed on the right side of the camps page.

    The schedule for 2016 will be very similar to the one posted for 2015.

  6. Isaac

    I just checked the audition music for this year and the top of the page says “2016 SWOSU Band Camp Audition Music,” but after clicking on the music, I noticed that it’s the same as last year’s for both saxophone and trumpet. (And possibly the other instruments, I didn’t look at any other instruments’ music last year)
    Is this a mistake, or is this on purpose?

  7. Dr. Talley Post author

    Sorry about that. There seems to be some issue with the last year’s audition music being posted for this year. We will try to correct it early this week. For the time being, all audition music has been removed until we can sort out what went wrong. Sorry

  8. Kathrine

    What is the second flute scale? It says C Major, but the scale itself is G Major.

  9. Emily King

    I was looking at the scales in the high school flute audition piece and I noticed that the last one says C Major, but is written as G Major with one F sharp and starting with G. Do I need to prepare the C Major or the G Major scale for the audition?

  10. Cobi

    If you are going into 9th grade, do you play the Etude No. 1 and No. 2 or just Etude No. 1?

  11. Dan Berkowitz

    The 2016 SWOSU Band Camp Audition Material for Clarinet lists a 3 octave chromatic scale starting with a (clarinet) low F plus a G major scale and an E-flat major scale. My daughter, Sarah, is a beginner, having only played in her Junior High School band for one year and not having any private lessons. I saw on the Camp Information page that the audition would include the Bb and F concert major scales. As you know, Bb clarinets would then play a C major scale and a G major scale. Why is the E-flat major scale included with the audition material?

  12. Dr. Talley Post author

    Sorry about that. Please prepare the scale that is written out.


  13. Dr. Talley Post author

    Sorry about that. Please prepare the scale that is written out.


  14. Dr. Talley Post author

    It’s up to you as middle school has some different definitions sometimes. If you play etude No. 1, you will be considered for all of the bands. If you play etude No. 2, you will only be considered for the lower 3 bands. That’s how it works in most sections.


  15. Dr. Talley Post author

    Sorry for the confusion. She can play any octave of the chromatic scale she wants. Advanced students will probably play 3 octaves, less advanced students can play 1 or 2.

    I’m not sure where it states that the Bb and F scales are required. Can you give me a link to where you see that? The clarinet audition music here: only lists G and E-flat. Sorry, I might be missing something somewhere.


  16. Dan Berkowitz

    Regarding your reply (posted June 8, 2016 at 8:58 am) to my comment on June 6, 2016 at 7:52 pm, here is where I found the requirement for concert Bb and concert F scales:
    AUDITIONS: Every student is required to audition and play in a concert band. The auditions will begin immediately following registration on Sunday, June 26. Auditions will consist of the MSBC Audition Etude, the Bb and F concert major scales, and sight-reading. The MSBC Audition Etude for your instrument will be sent to you after your enrollment application and deposit are received. They will also be available to download at

  17. Dr. Talley Post author

    No, there is not. Any 12-16 bars of a jazz chart or improvisation will work. There will be sight-reading. Thanks

  18. Dr. Talley Post author

    You can choose. we recommend for you to play as many octaves as you can, but one octave is okay.

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