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All Shore Symphonic Band

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2019 ASBDA Symphonic Band under the direction of Dr. Christopher Heffner​

All Shore Symphonic Band

Audition Information


To be eligible to audition for the All Shore Symphonic Band, you must be a student at an affiliated school. In addition, you must be sponsored by your band director.  Only a member-band director can sponsor a student for this ensemble.  You must be a member of your school's symphonic band and remain as such throughout your All Shore experience.  Vocational Students who attend schools without music programs may only be sponsored by their home public school's band director after fulfilling that music program's membership requirements.


COVID - 19 Update (3/7/2021)

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the All Shore Symphonic Band will be an Audition Only process and not include rehearsals or a concert performance. We are glad to provide students a complete Audition Experience, the opportunity to earn a "seat" in the Symphonic Band, earn a Membership Pin, and an opportunity for three year members of the ensemble to earn a "Four Year Certificate".

All Shore Symphonic Band



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Application Postmark Deadline



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Student Audition Upload

7:00pm (Sun.) - 11:59pm (Mon.)



Director Meeting and Auditions

4:30pm - 8:30pm

Important Links for the 2021 All Shore Symphonic Band

ASBDA Symphonic Band Registration Form

Auditionees must complete and submit the Registration Form between March 10th and March 31st.  Please see home school Band Director with questions about this process.  Please note that you must have your director ID code to start this registration process.  

SB Registration Form

ASBDA Symphonic Band Registration Fee

Auditionees must complete and submit the Registration Fee during the completion the Registration Form.  Only use this link if you missed the payment process during registration.  Please see home school Band Director with questions about this process or for alternate payment method.

SB Registration Fee

Flip Grid - to record audition video

Audition number and join code will be distributed to auditionees once all registrations have been processed 

Audition Requirements

  • Scales/Rudiments (all scales must be memorized)

    • 2 major scales

    • 1 chromatic scale 

  • All or an excerpt from the NJMEA All State Band Solo List - see webpage

    • Please note that all auditioning students must present an original copy of the solo in the audition room.  Photocopies without an accompanying original will not be accepted for Symphonic Band auditions.

  • A Sight-Reading Audition

    • For 2021 audition only

​  "Day Etude" - All students will perform an etude that is posted on the All Shore website at 7:00pm the night before the audition window opens. Students must perform this as part of their audition, in lieu of sight-reading.


A student who does not complete all three portions of the audition will be deemed unacceptable.  


Wind/Mallet Percussion Scales

additional information


  • The minimum tempo is 120 bpm per quarter note for all scales. 

  • Woodwinds, Brass (please note the recently updated TC Euph requirements), and Mallet Percussion will perform the following major scales: 

Ab, Eb, Bb, F, C, G, D, A, E 

(these refer to PRINTED pitches, not concert pitches)


  • In the interest of fairness, the Treble Clef Euphonium will prepare the following scales:

    • Bb, F, C, G, D, A, E, B, F#

    • These scales are consistent with what the concert pitch Euphonium players are preparing. All Euphonium players will be preparing the same fingering pattern and range in relation the concert pitch requirements. At auditions both Concert Pitch and Treble Clef Euphoniums will be asked the same scale based on concert pitch. For Example - F major for concert pitch Euph or G major B-flat treble clef Euph.

  • Major scales will be performed as a quarter note followed by 6 eighth notes, tongued, in even octaves, within ranges recommended by NJMEA.  

  • A slurred chromatic scale will be performed, as sixteenth notes within NJMEA recommended ranges.  Below are the two possible starting pitches for each instrument. Except where indicated, the pitches refer to PRINTED pitches.


Flute/Piccolo: D, F
Oboe: C, F
Bassoon: Bb, F
Bb Clarinet: F, G
All Saxes: C, D
Mallets: C, F

Snare/Traps Candidates

additional information

  • NJMEA Snare Solo - see webpage

  • NJMEA Keyboard Etude - see webpage

  • NJMEA "Traps Percussion Audition Studies" - see webpage

  • NJMEA Snare Rudiments Sheet "snare rudiments" - see webpage

    • Students will play one rudiment from each of the Four Categories

      • Category A - a crush/buzz roll. All candidates will play this.

      • Category B - roll rudiments that include: Single Stroke, 4 stroke ruff, 5 stroke, 7 stroke or 9 stroke. 

      • Category C - flam, drag and paradiddle rudiments. (Flam, Flam Tap, Flamacue, Flam Accent/Swiss Army Triplet (the sticking for the “flam triplet is at the discretion of the performer)

      • Category D - Drag, Lesson 25, Single Ratamacue, or Single Paradiddle.

  • "Day Etude" Audition

Timpani Candidates

additional information

  • NJMEA Timpani Solo - see webpage

  • NJMEA "Timpani Audition Study" (in lieu of scales) - see webpage

  • "Day Etude" Audition


Students and parents will direct all questions, regarding auditions, to their sponsoring director. 

2021 ASBDA Symphonic Band Student Registration Form

Before clicking on the link, please read all above information.

In addition, please make sure you have the school director's code from your school's band director.

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