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.