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Major Scale Requirements 2017-18

Senior High

  • All Scales are in Concert Pitch
  • All flutes, Bb Clarinets and Mallet instruments will play their scales and arpeggios two octaves.
  • C, F, Eb, Db, E, A, D, G  and related arpeggios.
  • (Must complete 5 out of 8 scales and related arpeggios to continue with audition.)
    Auditions will also include SIGHT READING for ALL instruments.
    All scales and arpeggios must be played from memory.

Middle School

  • All Scales are in Concert Pitch.
  • All students play one octave.
  • C, F, Eb, Db, D, G and related arpeggios.
  • Auditions will also include SIGHT READING for ALL instruments.
    All scales and arpeggios must be played from memory.

Chromatic Scale Requirements

Scale must be played from memory.

SENIOR HIGH Instrument Scale Requirements
FLUTE C to C  2 octaves
BASSOON F below the staff to F above the staff  2 octaves
ALTO, BASS, CONTRABASS CLARINET From low F to top line F  2 octaves
ALL BRASS F to F  2 octaves (CONCERT PITCH)
MALLETS A to A  2 octaves
OBOE C to C 2 octaves
Eb & Bb SOPRANO CLARINET From low F to high G above the staff
ALTO, TENOR, BARITONE SAXOPHONE From low C to high F
FRENCH HORN G to G  2 octaves
JUNIOR HIGH Scale Requirements
Bb CONCERT to Bb CONCERT - ONE OCTAVE
All instruments play one octave

*Exercises are in printable pdf format