Kansas State Wind Symphony

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As the newest ensemble in the K-State Bands, this group boasts the talents of our Music Majors and gifted non-music majors. Students are exposed to challenging literature and standards of the repertoire.

2014 - 2015 Audition Information

Winds: Auditions will be August 25th - August 27th. Auditions will include:

  • Excerpts from this year's literature (posted below)
  • A selection of scales
  • Sight Reading

The following excerpts are to be prepared at the designated tempo for your ensemble audition. You will also be asked to sight-read and play a few scales.

Please sign up for an audition time on the bulletin board outside the Band Office, McCain 226. Auditions will take place Monday-Thursaday, August 25th-27th.

Wind Audition Repertoire

Gustav Holst: Fugal Overture
J.P. Sousa: With Pleasure
Edward Green: Symphony for Band

Download Links

Audition Excerpt Instructions

Flute/Piccolo Music PDF

  • Holst: Play measures 17-23, and 43-51. Quarter=112
  • Sousa: Play measures 38-53. Quarter=120
  • Green: Play Movement II, measures 25-32. Quarter=76

Clarinet Music PDF

  • Holst: Play measures 17-25. Quarter=112
  • Sousa: Play measures 1-22. Quarter=120
  • Green: Play Movement I, letter S-End. Quarter=100, 72

Bass Clarinet Music PDF

  • Holst: Play measures 17-31. Quarter=112
  • Sousa: Play measures 22-38. Quarter=120
  • Green: Play Movement III measures 185-211. Quarter=176

Oboe Music PDF

  • Holst: Play measures 18-26. Quarter=120
  • Sousa: Play measures 1-22. Quarter=120
  • Green: Play Movement II measures 25-32. Quarter=76

Bassoon Music PDF

  • Holst: Play measures 9-22. Quarter=112
  • Sousa: Play measures 1-23. Quarter=120
  • Green:
    • Play Movement III letter L to M. Quarter=160
    • Play Movement IV letter D to E. Dotted Half=60

Alto Sax Music PDF

  • Holst: Play measures 44-52. Quarter=112
  • Sousa: Play measures 22-38. Quarter=120
  • Green: Play Movement III measures 1-9. Quarter=176

Tenor Sax Music PDF

  • Holst: Play measures 44-52. Quarter=112
  • Sousa: Play measures 22-38. Quarter=120
  • Green: Play Movement I, letter V to the end. Quarter=72

Bari Sax Music PDF

  • Holst: Play measures 40-52. Quarter=112
  • Sousa: Play measures 22-38. Quarter=120
  • Green: Play Movement I, letter V to the end. Quarter=72

Trumpet Music PDF

  • Holst: Play measures 40-52. Quarter=112
  • Sousa: Play measures 71-88. Quarter=120
  • Green: Play Movement 3, letter V-W. Half=80

Horn Music PDF

  • Holst: Play measures 9-12. Quarter=112
  • Sousa: Play measures 22-38. Quarter=120
  • Green: Play Movement 3, letter V-W. Half=80

Trombone Music PDF

  • Holst: Play measures 7-13. Quarter=112
  • Sousa: Play measures 22-38. Quarter=120
  • Green: Play Movement 4, letter EE-GG. Dotted Half=100 

Euphonium Music PDF 

  • Holst: Play measures 4-19. Quarter=112
  • Sousa: Play measures 21-38. Quarter=120
  • Green: Play Movement 4, letter I-K. Quarter=120

Tuba Music PDF 

  • Holst: Play measures 4-18. Quarter=112
  • Sousa: Play measures 22-38. Quarter=120
  • Green: Play Movement 4, letter I-K. Quarter=120 

String Bass Music PDF

  • Holst: Play measures 4-14. Quarter=112
  • Sousa: Play measures 22-38. Quarter=120
  • Green: Play Movement 4, letter F-I. Dotted Half=60 


Percussion: Percussion Auditions will be Monday afternoon, August 25th from 3:30 - 6pm in McCain 201

Auditions are open to any student of any major at the university, just contact our percussion professor Dr. Gartner for information, sign ups, and requirements.

2014/2015 Percussion Audition Required Materials: (non music majors may contact Dr. Gartner for PDFs and audition requirements)

Marimba
The Happy Farmer (Gaines** p. 66-67)

Timpani
Etude No. 18 (Peters+ p. 143)

Snare Drum
#5 (Cirone* p. 7)

Xylophone
Hansel und Gretel
3. Bild, 3. Szene ("Hexenritt")
Ulrich++ p. 49

Cymbals
Tchaik 4 mvmt.4 270-end
Ulrich++ p. 75

Tambourine
Carmen 2. Akt, Nr. 12
Ulrich++ p. 76

*Cirone, Anthony. Portraits in Rhythm. Miami: Warner Bros. Publications, 1999.

**Gaines, Julia. Sequential Studies for Four-Mallet Marimba, Level 1. Columbia, MO: Gaines Publications, 2011.

++Gschwendtner, Hermann, and Hans Jochen Ulrich. Orchester-Probespiel: Pauke/Schlagzeug. Mainz,
Germany: Schott, 1993.

+Peters, Mitchell. Fundamental Method for Timpani. Van Nuys, CA: Alfred Publishing Co., Inc., 1993.

2014-2015 Concert Schedule

October 15, 2014
McCain Auditorium
7:30pm

 

Prestissimo - King
Divertimento - Persichetti
Mock Morris - Grainger
Chester - William Schuman

December 2, 2014
McCain Auditorium
7:30pm

 

Toccata Marziale - Vaughan Williams
Songs of Paradise - Walczyk
City Trees - Markowski
Conniption - William Pitts

March 11, 2015
McCain Auditorium
3:00pm

Tunbridge Fair - Piston
Lads of Wamphray - Grainger
Contre Qui Rose - Lauridsen
Wild Nights - Ticheli

May 3, 2015
McCain Auditorium
7:30pm

Purple Pageant - King
New Century Dawn - Gillingham
And the Grass Sings in the Meadows - Cross
Ode to R.S. - Chang su Koh

Weston Cook