North  Carolina
Bandmasters
Association




NCBA All-State Honors Band

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS


LIST OF REVISIONS


June 8, 2018 - 9/10 and 11/12 Percussion Requirements


Anything out of the chromatic range on the solos will be played as is for All-State Auditions.


December 18, 2017 - 11/12 Trombone Solo

Tempo - dotted quarter note = 132


September 18, 2017 - 11/12 Horn Solo

Change 1st Note in Line 6, Measure 4 to Ab.


November 8, 2016

9/10 Tuba Scales - Ab scale is now 2 octaves and the chromatic scale extends to Ab.

11/12 Tuba Scales - Chromatic starts and ends on E instead of F.

SOLOS - NO REPEATS ARE TO BE PLAYED AND ONLY 2ND ENDINGS ARE TO BE TAKEN.

Adjudication of Scales - Any error in articulation (wrong articulation or mixed articulation) will be a .5 deduction. May use deductions as small a tenth of a point for other errors.

Adjudication of Solos/Sight-reading - May ONLY use deductions of .5 point or a full point.


January 3, 2016 - Senior HS Bass Clarinet Solo

Measures 13 and 17 - change high C# to F# on top of staff.


November 7, 2015 - Baritone Saxophone players (MS, 9/10, 11/12) should

play the same scales as Alto Saxophone.

The 9/10 Baritone Saxophone scales have been revised and posted. 

The scales, E and F, are now 2 octaves for 9/10 Baritone Saxophone.

All other grade level scales (MS and 11/12) matched between alto and baritone

saxophones previously.


February 2, 2015 - Beginning 2015-2016, all middle school saxophones will 

play the same solo as the alto saxophone.


February 1, 2015 - Correction to the 11/12 Timpani Solo - Note on Solo List.

November 8, 2014 - For the 2015 auditions, there will no longer be a separate

scale sheet for the Eb Contra-Alto Clarinet. All low clarinets of any key will

now use the Bb Bass Clarinet Scale Sheet. This is for ALL grade levels. Students

may audition on Bb Bass Clarinet, Eb Contra-Alto Clarinet, or Bb Contra-Bass 

Clarinet but ALL will use the Bb Bass Clarinet Scale Sheet.


July 2014 - String Bass Scales Revised and Posted




Honors Band Solo Recommendation Form

Compiled by Mark Ewing, Cherryville HS


The audition committee has been in the process of reviewing each solo rotation in June for 

the upcoming school or academic year. The committee has one more year left for this review 

cycle. Should the committee recommend any changes or modifications, those changes will be presented to the NCBA Board for approval by November of the same year. Please double check 

the solo lists after the NCMEA Professional Development Conference each year 

(after November 15th) for any modifications or corrections to the solo list for the 

current academic year.


SOLO CUTS ARE NOTED ON EACH SOLO LIST.



Middle School

Audition Requirements


Middle School Scales

Audition information for all percussionists is below.
Be sure to read the information regarding the auditions
under Bylaws on the Documents page and remember that all scales

are to be played in the order 

found on the page.


Middle School Scales are tongued; chromatic is slurred 

(except trombone is legato).


Flute


Oboe


Bassoon


Clarinet


Low Clarinet


Alto Saxophone


Tenor Saxophone


Baritone Saxophone


Trumpet


F Horn


Trombone/BC Baritone


TC Baritone


Tuba


String Bass



High School (9/10)

Audition Requirements


2018-2019
High School Solo List

Scroll to the bottom of the
page for further percussion requirements.


2019-2020
High School Solo List

Scroll to the bottom of the
page for further percussion requirements.


High School (9/10) Scales

Audition information for all percussionists is below.
Be sure to read the information regarding the auditions
under Bylaws on the Documents 

page and remember that all scales are to be played in the order 

found on the page.


High School Scales:

students are to be prepared 

to play any scale tongued or slurred; chromatic is slurred

(except trombone is legato).


















9/10 Percussion

Section Percussion
Rotation and Cuts

Section Percussion

9/10 Section Percussion

••••••••••••••••••

See Solo List Above
for Rotation

9/10 Mallets

9/10 Mallets 
Audition Script

••••••••••••••••••

See Solo List Above
for Rotation

9/10 Timpani

9/10 Timpani



Senior High School (11/12)

Audition Requirements


2018-2019
Sr. High School Solo List

Scroll to the bottom of the
page for further percussion requirements.


2019-2020
Sr High School Solo List

Scroll to the bottom of the
page for further percussion requirements.


Senior High (11/12) Scales

Audition information for all 

percussionists is below.
Be sure to read the information 

regarding the auditions
under Bylaws on the Documents 

page and remember that all scales are

to be played in the order 

found on the page.


Senior High: 

students are to be prepared 

to play any scale tongued or slurred; 

chromatic is slurred 

(except trombone is legato).

















11/12 Percussion

Section Percussion

Section Percussion

11/12 Section Percussion

••••••••••••••••••


11/12 Mallets

11/12 Mallets

••••••••••••••••••

11/12 Timpani

11/12 Timpani