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Senior Festival Instrumental Audition Scale Requirements

Scales should be played in complete octaves, winds tongued and strings detaché in the following rhythmic pattern:











Extra points are awarded for string scales which exceed the octave requirements for Junior District only.

The Chromatic scale, played within the range designated below, should be slurred in eighth note triplets.
Tempo for scales at the Senior District level is MM quarter note = 100 (Trombone and Tuba at 72).


Please note that instrumental scales need to be memorized for the auditions.

The chart below lists the major scales and octave range required for each instrument.  Please read it carefully.

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