Audition Excerpts

Audition Excerpts

The Capital Wind Symphony is an all-volunteer ensemble which attracts many of the region’s finest musicians and welcomes new players each season by audition.  Members include military musicians, freelance players, studio teachers and music educators.  Accepted members  must agree to the weekly rehearsals held on Monday evenings, except holidays, at Longfellow Middle School, 2000 Westmoreland St, Falls Church, VA 22043,  as well as the concerts.    Details Here.


  • Percussion

Interested players should send a resume HERE along with an audio sample of your playing.  An email attachment or a  simple link to an unlisted or private post on youtube, vimeo, etc. 

Please direct any questions HERE.   Someone will respond within a few business days.  Thank you for your interest in the Capital Wind Symphony.

Click on each instrument to download a PDF.

Fucik – Florentiner March,
Grainger – Linconshire Posy, mvt 2
Hindemith – Symphony in Bb
Persichetti – Symphony for Band
Pres – Wedding Dance

Mozart – Concerto in G Major, Movement 1, Exposition
Mendelssohn – Scherzo from Midsummer Night’s Dream
Brahms – Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Movement 4, mm 89-105
Beethoven – Leonore Overture No. 3, mm 1-36 AND mm 279 – 360
Beethoven – Eroica Symphony No. 3, mvt. 4, mm173 – 200
Ravel – Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2, rehearsal numbers 176 – 179 and through the trill


Mozart – Quartet in F, 3rd movement, Rondeau
Brahms – Violinkonzert in D Major op.77, 2nd movement Adagio
Stravinsky – Suite from Pulcinella, Gavotta Variation 1a, Allegretto
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 4 in F minor, op. 36, 2nd movement, Andantino


Arnold – Four Scotttish Dances, II
Grainger – Lincolnshire Posy, Rufford Park Poachers


Shostakovich – Festive Overture
Duble- The Circus King
Grainger- Irish Tune from County Derry
Holst – Hammersmith
Nielsen – Masquerade Overture
Bernstein – West Side Story


Ferling Studies, Etudes Nos. 3 and 4


Choice of Mozart or Strauss Concerto – Exposition
Strauss – Til Eulenspiegel (1st horn Beginning to rehearsal 1)
Strauss – Don Juan (1st horn 11after N-P, 4 before Y to Z)
Shostakovich – Symphony No. 5 (1st horn Movt I- 2 bars after 17-bar after 21)
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 5 (excerpt from Andante Cantibile)


Charlier Etude #4
Vaughan Williams – Toccata Marziale
Saint-Seans – Bacchanale
Copeland – An Outdoor Overture
Verdi – Hymn and Triumphant March
Host- “Intermezzo” from First Suite in Eb


Bach – Sarabande from the 5th Cello Suite, Tenor Trombone
Berlioz – Hungarian March, Tenor/Bass Trombone
Wagner – Tannhauser, Tenor/Bass Trombone
Mozart – Tuba Mirum, Tenor Trombone only
Respighi – Pines of Rome,  Near a Catacomb, Bass trombone


Sparke – Pantomine, Solo B flat Euphonium, Andante Semplice
Shostakovich arr. Hunsberger – Festive Overture
Bach – Suite I for Cello, Courante
Sousa – Stars and Stripes Forever
Holst – Second Suite for Military Band in F Major Movement I March, Euphonium


Two pieces in contrasting tempo and articulation


Snare Drum

Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade, Movement 3
Capriccio Espagnol, Movement 4, beginning to 10 measures after L


Tchaikowsky – Symphony 4, Movement 4, G to end


Dvorak – Carnival Overture, Beginning to C & T to end


Prokofiev, Scythian Suite, Movement 1, 2 to 4
Shostakovich – Polka from the Golden Age ballet