All-State Band/Orchestra, All-City CU & CSU Honor Bands
All SCIM students are highly encouraged to audition for honor bands. With the exception of All-State Band, any student grades 9-12 is eligible to submit an audition for an honor band. Only Juniors and Seniors may audition for All-State Band.
Download the honor band audition packet below and print the excerpts for your instrument. MOST INSTRUMENTS HAVE TWO (2) REQUIRED EXCERPTS! Make sure you print and prepare both of them. In addition to the prepared piece, you must also prepare the following scales:
2-Octave Major Scale - 16th notes at quarter note=112bpm
2-Octave Harmonic Minor Scale - 8th notes at quarter note=120bpm
Full Range Chromatic Scale - Slurred at 80bpm
All-State Band also requires sight-reading at the audition.
Audition Excerpts/Downloads for ALL Honor Bands
Colorado All-State Band Information
CSU-Pueblo Festival of Winds
To be recommended for the CSU-Pueblo Festival of Winds you must meet the following criteria:
· Have an “A” in Symphonic Band / Wind Ensemble
· Not have any unexcused absences from rehearsals or performances
· Have passed all playtests with a “B” or higher. Be an exemplary participant in the SCIM program (practice, volunteer, leadership, participate in fundraisers, etc.).