Percussion Audition Excerpts

Percussion 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.

The audition process consists of a resume and preliminary recording followed by a LIVE round. 

  • Interested players should send a resume along with an audio or video clip of anything that highlights their playing (solo, etude, or excerpts).  An email attachment or a link to Google Drive,  YouTube, Vimeo, etc is preferred for larger files.  SUBMIT HERE
  • Upon review,  selected players will be invited for a live audition and be asked to perform the required excerpts referenced below.  

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

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

Cymbals Tchaikowsky – Symphony 4, Movement 4, G to end

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

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

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