Mississippi Lions All-State Band Audition Helps

The following videos are designed to provide "pointers" to low brass students auditioning for the Mississippi Lions All-State Band. Some of the videos feature verbal instruction, others provide demonstration, and some include both. Understand that while these videos can be useful practice aides, they are no replacement for regular lessons with a good private teacher. If you would like help finding a qualified teacher in your area, please contact Dr. Everett.

The demonstration videos include examples played on tenor trombone, euphonium, and tuba. I have endeavored to provide a uniform approach to interpretation between the three instruments, though generally speaking I breathe more frequently when playing the tuba, for obvious reasons.

Visitors to this page might also be interested in a blog article I wrote about all-state audition preparation. The thoughts there are not as particularly targeted to the Lions Band audition or to low brass players as the videos here are, but the article might still prove helpful. Here is the link.


General Thoughts on Audition Preparation

 


Scales

Discussion

Demonstration, "Option 1:" Faster, with larger tonal range.

Demonstration, "Option 2:" Slower, with smaller tonal range.

*Note: The scale demonstrations here offer two "options." The first has the scales played at a faster tempo, and half of them three octaves. The second has the scales played at a slower tempo, all two octaves (chromatic 2.5 octaves). These "options" are chosen arbitrarily and individual students might choose either of these approaches or create one that is between the two. My goal here was to demonstrate a couple of examples of how students of differing ability levels might approach the scale part of the audition in a manner that would lead to the most successful auditions possible for them.


Sight-Reading

 


Etudes "Year A" (2016-2017)

1. "Vivace" by Böhme

Discussion
(Coming soon!)

Trombone Demonstration

Euphonium Demonstration

Tuba Demonstration


2. "Largo cantabile" by Gatti

Discussion
(Coming soon!)

Trombone Demonstration

Euphonium Demonstration

Tuba Demonstration


Etudes "Year B" (2017-2018)

1. "Alla breve" by Böhme

Discussion

Trombone Demonstration

Euphonium Demonstration

Tuba Demonstration
(Coming soon!)


2. "Adagio cantabile" by Duhem

Discussion

Trombone Demonstration

Euphonium Demonstration

Tuba Demonstration
(Coming soon!)


Etudes "Year C" (2018-2019)

1. "Allegretto" by Böhme

Discussion

Trombone Demonstration

Euphonium Demonstration

Tuba Demonstration
(Coming soon!)


2. "Adagio cantabile" by Duhem **Euphonium and Tuba Only.**
(There is a different "slow etude" for trombone this year.)

Discussion

Euphonium Demonstration

Tuba Demonstration
(Coming soon!)


3. "Andante affettuoso" by Dieppo **Trombone Only.**
(There is a different "slow etude" for euphonium and tuba this year.)

Discussion

Demonstration


Etudes "Year D" (2019-2020)

1. "Allegro mosso" by Gatti

Discussion

Trombone Demonstration

Euphonium Demonstration

Tuba Demonstration
(Coming soon!)


2. "Adagio cantabile" by Gallay **Euphonium and Tuba Only.**
(There is a different "slow etude" for trombone this year.)

Discussion

Euphonium Demonstration

Tuba Demonstration


3. "Andante con moto" by Blazhevich **Trombone Only.**
(There is a different "slow etude" for euphonium and tuba this year.)

Discussion

Demonstration


Etudes "Year E" (2020-2021)

1. "Allegro marziale" by Gatti

Discussion

Trombone Demonstration

Euphonium Demonstration

Tuba Demonstration


2. "Valse lentement" by Böhme

Discussion

Trombone Demonstration

Euphonium Demonstration

Tuba Demonstration