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