Posted by Kris Schneider on December 24, 1999 at 15:08:34:
In Reply to: Air Force or all-state posted by Puzzled on December 20, 1999 at 00:30:12:
These guys are all right. I took an Air Force Band audition on euph two summers ago. The optional stuff is stuff that they will ask you if they cannot decide on an audition winner, or if they are unsure about passing you on to the next round. Scales, although elementary in character, are actually a good representation of your technical facility. In studying with Fritz Kaenzig, who drills us on scales every semester, I have grown to appreciate not only their value, but their practicality in determining one's ability. Don't laugh, but take it as an opportunity to show that even the easy stuff is easy. You'd be surprised at how many people mess up on their scales in Air Force auditions. Good Luck if you decide to take the audition. And practice your scales! Trust me, they ask all the hard ones!