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Fine Arts & Communication Scholarships

Instrumental Music Scholarships

Membership in the Concert Band is conditioned primarily on instrumentation needs. The 17- to 19-piece jazz ensemble and the 9 to 10 piece jazz and commercial styles workshop band are selected by audition. A pep band plays for all home football and basketball games. Other ensembles are formed according to student interests.  To register for an audition, you'll need to fill out the online registration form on the Fine Arts and Communication Scholarships page. To prepare for your audition, follow the information below.

For your Audition:

A letter of recommendation from a high school music instructor or private teacher (phone call accepted) is due at time of audition.

  • Brass and Woodwinds 
    • Scales (Chromatic across full range is preferred. Any scale across full range is accepted.)
    • Solo, etude, or excerpts from ensemble music (at least one lyrical and one technical excerpt of student’s choice)
    • Sight-reading
  • Percussionists and Drumline
    • Please be prepared to play this percussion audition excerpt.
    • Prepare excerpts on any two instruments – Snare Drum, Mallets, Timpani
    • Sight reading
  • Jazz Ensembles 
    • Jazz etude or transcribed jazz solo (student’s choice)
    • Sight reading
    • Optional improvisation on B flat Blues

Students should also fill out the Instrumental Music Student Information Form and bring it to on the audition day.

For more information:

Brett Martinez
Assistant Professor