Mock Audition for Military Bands is offered to any participant wanting to experience the Military Band audition process.

The Audition List below is a compilation of selected excerpts that have been previously used at auditions from any of the four premier military bands in the Washington, D.C. area.

Participants may requesting to be placed on the Mock Audition roster by emailing Professor Scott at Participants will receive a confirmation with their audition time and a PDF file of the required excerpts. Participants may also sign up when they arrive to Gettysburg College the day of the festival if slots are available.

Each participant will play through the excerpt list for an audition committee of military musicians who in return will give written comments on the participant’s audition. The comments will be given to every participant at the conclusion of the Mock Audition. Once all participants have played, the committee will select a winner which will be announced prior to the evening recital.

Winners will be featured on the Gettysburg College, Sunderman Conservatory website!

Audition List

Mozart ~ Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K 622, Movement 1 – Exposition

Grainger ~ Lincolnshire Posy, Movement 4 “The Brisk Young Sailor”

Dahl ~ Sinfonietta, Movement 1 [P] to [R] and Movement 2 – Opening

Ticheli ~ Blue Shades [321] to [376]

Wagner ~ Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral, 3 after [2] to [6]

Sight Reading