Dear Percussion Colleagues,

We are excited to see all of you for the drum line and front ensemble auditions at ECCC.

Auditions will run from 1:00 - 5:00 pm on the ECCC campus, but the date has not been set yet.   If you are unable to attend that day, please contact me about coming in a different day BEFORE the audition date so we can announce the line.

Below, you will find tryout pieces for snare drum, tenors, bass drum / non-melodic pit percussion, field cymbals and mallets/ keyboard. You may audition for any or all positions. Auditions earn you a spot on the line but do not guarantee the instrument of your choice.

Do not let the difficulty level of the tryout keep you from trying out. We take ALL ability levels. Your score will be determined by the attempt you make. No one will play the try out perfectly!

Audition requirements are as follows.

Keyboard/Mallets:

  • Scales – Ab, Eb, Bb, F, C, G, D, A and chromatic.
     
  • Prepared Piece and Sight Reading.

Battery:

  • Rudiments – Double Stroke Roll, 5 Stroke Roll, Flam Accent, Flamacue, Flam Paradiddle, Single Paradiddle, Double Paradiddle, Lesson 25, Single Ratamacue, Single Drag Tap.
     
  • Prepared Piece and Sight Reading.

Go to the Vic Firth website to see how to play the rudiments properly.

Audio files for the audition music should be found below.

I am looking forward to the auditions and to working together on next year’s FOUNDATION OF THE WALL.

Now go hit the wood shed!

With great expectation,

Ed Girling
Band Director/Drum Guy

Audition Music 2017

Snare Audition Music in PDF Format
Snare Audio

Tenor Audition Music in PDF Format
Tenor Audio

Bass Drum Audition Music in PDF Format
Bass Audio

Mallet Audition Music in PDF Format
Mallet Audio

 


PAST YEAR AUDITION MATERIALS

AUDITION MUSIC 2016

Snare Audition Music in PDF Format
Snare Audio

Tenor Audition Music in PDF Format
Tenor Audio

Bass Drum Audition Music in PDF Format
Bass Drum Audio

Mallet Audition Music in PDF Format
Mallet Audio

AUDITION MUSIC 2015

pdf logoSnare Audition Music
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Snare Audio

psd lofoBass Drum/ Front Ensemble Audition Music
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Bass Drum Audio

pdf logoTenor Audition Music
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Tenor Audio

psd lofoMallet Audition Music
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Mallet Audio

mp2 audition music east central community collegeAll Audition Music with Downloadable MP3s
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AUDITION MUSIC 2014

pdf logoSnare Audition Music
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Snare Audio

psd lofoBass Drum/ Front Ensemble Audition Music
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Bass Drum Audio

pdf logoTenor Audition Music
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Tenor Audio

psd lofoMallet Audition Music
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Mallet Audio

AUDITION MUSIC 2013

All past audition music will be available online in preparations for auditions.

file folder logoPercussion Audition Music
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