Band and Orchestra Auditions 2016-17

Band and Orchestra Auditions

9am to 5pm, Monday, August 8, 2016

For ALL CSUB students wanting to participate in an ensemble, regardless of major!

Check available times at this link: Bands and Orchestra Auditions, then email Dr. Sakomoto at LSakomoto@csub.edu to request a time.


Auditions are for chair placement for the following ensembles:

Symphonic Band

Chamber Orchestra

Pep Band (auditions will factor into scholarship consideration)

Auditions are for admittance into Concert Band only.

**Admittance into Drumline will be determined during a two-day audition camp. Please email LSakomoto@csub.edu for more information!**

Those interested in playing Drum Set in Pep Band: Auditions will be held at 5:30pm, Monday, August 15.


For winds and brass, please prepare the following:

Chromatic Scale (see below for ranges):

Flute (and piccolo if applicable): middle C to high F

Oboe: low Bb to high C

Clarinet: low E to high D

Bass Clarinet: low Eb to high C

Bassoon: low Bb to high G

Saxophones: low Bb to high F

Trumpet: low F# to high G (one space above the staff)

Horn: low F to high G (one space above the staff)

Trombone: low E to high F

Euphonium: low F# to high G (one space above the staff)

Tuba: low E to high F (fourth-line F)

As many of the following major scales:

C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, G, D, A, E

Maximum 3-minute solo excerpt of your choice

Brief sight-reading excerpt (will be provided at auditions)


Again, check available times at this link: Bands and Orchestra Auditions, then email Dr. Sakomoto at LSakomoto@csub.edu to request a time.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Sakomoto at LSakomoto@csub.edu if you have any questions.