2019-20 Spartan Brass Auditions

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Auditions for the 2019-20 Spartan Brass will be Wednesday, October 2, 2019

6:45 PM to 9:30 PM at the College of Music

A second semester 1 credit ensemble. All students who earn a position in the Spartan Brass must enroll for one credit. Sign up for audition times here.

The 1ST REHEARSAL IS SUNDAY, October 6th, 2019
7:00 to 9:30 PM in Demonstration Hall – Band Hall
Music, uniforms, procedures, and season schedule to be discussed. Rehearsal is mandatory.

Spartan Brass will be accepting auditions for the following instruments:

Alto Sax (10), Tenor Sax (6), Trumpet (30 = 10 1st, 10 2nd, 10 3rd), Mellophone (10), Trombone (20 = 6 1st, 7 2nd, 7 3rd), Baritone (12), Tuba (6-8), Electric Bass (2), and Drum Set (3-5).
Note: instrumentation is flexible

What to prepare?

Instrumentalists should prepare a solo or etude, no longer than two minutes. Contrasting styles are recommended. A marching band excerpt is acceptable, but NOT ADVISED.

Percussionists (drum set players) must exhibit mastery of all styles and sight reading ability. All Drum Set players will play for Dr. Jon Weber on or before Oct 6th at Dem Hall. Email or see Dr. Weber for details (drumline@msu.edu).

Electric Bass players All E. Bass players must attend the first rehearsal on Oct 6th in Dem Hall and perform with the band (sight read). Bring your own E. Bass, we will supply the amp. Send email to dtt@msu.edu to confirm your spot.