High School Audition Requirements and Repertoire

High School Audition Dates:

Audition Dates

March 1, 3 pm to 6 pm, Princeton High School

March 5, 10 am to 3 pm,  Northern Kentucky University

March 19, 10 am to 3 pm, Walnut Hills High School

March 22, 3 pm to 6 pm, Walnut Hills High School

March 26, 10 am to 3 pm, Walnut Hills High School

All auditions locations are in the Greater Cincinnati Area. 

High School Audition Material

  1. Solo of applicants choosing, showing highest level of playing ability (2 minutes will be heard)
  2. All the below brass quintet excerpts for your instrument. Sheet music of these excerpts will be emailed to you as PDFs along with audition details following your application.   


  • Ewald, Quintet #1, Trumpet (cornet) 1, Mvt. 2, first 9 measures
  • Bach, Contrapunctus IX, arr. John Glasel, Trumpet 1, measures 8 to 25
  • Malcolm Arnold, Quintet, Trumpet 1, Mvt. 3 beginning to reh. {D}


  • Ewald, Quintet #1, Mvt. #1, 14 measures before reh. {E} to downbeat 18 after reh. {F}.
  • Ewald, Quintet #1, Mvt. 2, reh. {G} to reh. {H}
  • Ewald, Quintet #1, Mvt. 3, reh. {K} to reh. {L}
  • Malcolm Arnold, Quintet, Mvt. 1, reh. {F} to 1 after reh. {G} reh. {P} to 10 measures after reh.{P}
  • Malcolm Arnold, Quintet, Mvt. 3, reh.{D} to reh. {F}


  • Anon., Die Bankelsangerlieder(Robert King edition) beginning to downbeat of reh. {A} and measure after repeat to downbeat of reh. {B}.
  • Bach, Fugue in g minor, J.S. Bach, arr. Romm measures 12-25
  • Malcom Arnold, Quintet. Mvt. 2. 8 after reh.{E} to reh. {H}


  • Ewald, Quintet #3, mvt. 1, 5th bar after reh. #14 through 1st bar of reh.# 16
  • Malcolm Arnold, Quintet, mvt. 1, 3 bars before reh. {E} to 1st bar of reh. {G}
  • Malcolm Arnold, Quintet, mvt. 2, beginning through 1st measure of reh. {B}