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

The JHS Percussion Requirements for JHS Region Auditions
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Snare Drum Rudiments

Timpani

Traps

For all JHS percussion students: Battery Percussion will audition on both snare and traps. There will not be separate auditions for snare and traps. The battery percussion audition will include snare drum rudiments, snare drum solo, snare drum sight reading, traps rudiments/studies and a mallet etude (found on NJSMA.com). There will be no traps solo or traps sight reading.

The following percussion instruments will be available at the junior high school 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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