Hopewell Middle School Band

Promoting Excellence Through Music

Symphonic Band Chair Placement and Middle School All-State Band Auditions

These audition requirements are NOT intended for students to work on them without assistance.  If you are not studying with a private instructor, please see Ms. Murphy either to receive help, or for private instructor recommendations.  Although the All-State audition is in December, it is never too early to begin preparation.  DO NOT wait until the last minute to start working on your audition requirements, or to ask for assistance.  Registered students must perform their audition requirements for Ms. Murphy prior to the audition.  Students who do not perform at a satisfactory level will not be allowed to audition, and will forfeit their registration fees.  Remember that you are representing Hopewell Middle School and, most importantly, yourself.  Each student should present nothing less than his or her absolute best!


Click Here for the 2016-2017 Requirements!

  1. Click on the above link
  2. Find your instrument
  3. Print your scales AND etude - You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to do so.  You can download it for free if you don't already have it. 
  4. Don't forget about your chromatic scale!  There is not a printed version, but the ranges are listed in the middle column.
  5. See Ms. Murphy to make sure you have the correct material!  
  6. The registration fee for All-State Band auditions is $20 and is due to Ms. Murphy by Tuesday, September 6th!!

PERCUSSION ALL-STATE AUDITION:  You will not play etudes for your first round audition.  Etudes will only be performed for the second round, should you meet or exceed the qualifying scores.  You will only be responsible for scales(mallets), rudiments (snare), tuning (timpani), and sightreading on all three instruments.  If you have ANY questions, please see Ms. Murphy!

Click Here for Important Percussion Audition Information!