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Intermediate Percussion Audition Information
(Grades 7, 8, 9)

The Int. Percussion Requirements for Int. Region Auditions
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Snare Drum Rudiments

Traps Rudiments

Timpani

The Int. Battery Percussion audition will include:
BOTH the Snare Drum solo AND Keyboard Percussion Etude (listed under "Battery Percussion" on the Intermediate Band Solos page)
BOTH Snare Drum Rudiments AND Traps Rudiments (follow links above)
Snare Drum Sight-Reading (There are no Traps solo or Traps Sight-Reading)
There are no separate auditions for snare and traps – scores are combined for Battery Percussion placement.


The following percussion instruments will be available at the Intermediate Percussion audition site:

Timpani Audition - 4 timpani with tuning gauges. -32", 29", 26", 23".
Students are responsible for supplying all mallets. Tuning gauges will be covered for the Timpani Audition Study and during the initial tuning for the solo.

Mallet Keyboard Audition - 3.5 octave xylophone and 4.3 octave marimba, both with Kelon bars. Students may bring and audition on their own mallet instrument. All students are responsible for supplying their own mallets.

Battery Percussion Audition - Bass Drum, xylophone, music stands and desk for use as a trap table.

Students may bring and audition on their own instruments from the above list. Students are responsible for supplying any other required instruments.
(snare drum, crash cymbals, triangle & tambourine), plus all sticks mallets and beaters and towels or carpet squares.

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