All-State Band Audition Scales

The All-State Band Audition Scales are a joint project of the South Dakota Bandmasters’ Association and the South Dakota High School Activities Association. The All-State Band Audition Scales were prepared by the All-State Band adjudicators and will be used in the All-State Band auditions.

The value of a musician practicing scales for improvement has been universally accepted; nevertheless, the immediate goal of the All-State Band Audition Scales is to provide the students that are auditioning for the South Dakota All-State Band with access to the scales that are required as part of the All-State Band audition process.

One of the requirements of the All-State Band auditions is for each student to play from this required list of scales. The scales required for auditions include major, melodic minor, and chromatic scales. These All-State Band Audition Scales provide students with the audition scales in a format whereby they can be downloaded by the student for use in practicing for their All-State Audition.

It is important to remember that each student is expected to bring the copy of the scales for their instrument to the audition.

Chromatic Scales

  • Group 1
    • Bass Trombone, Euphonium BC, Tuba, Keyboard Mallet
  • Group 2
    • Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Contrabass Clarinet
  • Group 3
    • Flute, Oboe, Bassoon
  • Group 4
    • Saxophone, Trumpet, Euphonium TC, Horn, Trombone, String Bass

The South Dakota High School Activities Association will serve member schools by providing leadership in the development, supervision, and conduct of interscholastic activities which enrich the educational experiences of high school students. The SDHSAA is committed to the ideals that will provide equitable participation opportunities and positive recognition to students, while working cooperatively with all schools to enhance the achievement of desired educational goals.

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