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Honor Band Audition Requirements

  • Student must be entering the 7th or 8th grade
  • Student should prepare either a piece from the NYSSMA Manual (recommended), an etude, or a piece from their school band music (or any combination of the three). *Etude or band music should be selected to best demonstrate the student's ability level.
  • Sightreading will be provided at the audition.
  • Flute/Piccolo: NYSSMA Level 4 minimum
  • Oboe: Level 3 Minimum
  • Bassoon: Level 2 minimum
  • Clarinet: Level 3 minimum
  • Bass Clarinet: Level 2 required, level 3 preferred
  • All Saxophones: Level 4 
  • Trumpet: Level 3 minimum
  • Horn: Level 3 minimum (must play double horn)
  • Trombone: Level 3 minimum
  • Euphonium: Level 3 minimum
  • Tuba: Level 2 required, level 3 preferred
  • Percussion must demonstrate ability on multiple percussion instruments, including snare, mallets and timpani.