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Fall Festival of Winds 2021 - Honor Band Audition Information and Materials for Students

Students Are Responsible For The Following Five Aspects of the Honor Band Procedure:

  1. Filling out the FFW Student Application Form.
  2. Preparing an audition for the Honor Band. Information and audition materials below.
  3. Completing the Honor Band application and uploading the audio to
  4. Practicing a piece of honor band music that will be shared with your teacher electronically.
  5. By auditioning you are committing to the Fall Festival of Winds on November 6, 2021

Honor Band Timeline

By Monday, September 27, submit a Student Application form
From September 15 through October 4, Honor Band audition is to be uploaded to
Friday, October 15, selection results will be emailed to your director, honor band music will be available to your director via dropbox
Saturday, November 6, Fall Festival of Winds

You have TWO options for the Honor Band auditions:

Option 1 is to submit the 2021 Nebraska All State Audition Material

  • This will include scales, All-State etudes, and excerpt
  • Audio requirements for students who auditioned for the NMEA All-State Band
  • The audio you made for the All-State Auditions can be submitted just as you made it for the All-State audition, or you may make another recording.
  • Be sure to review the final audio to ensure it plays back properly before uploading the file to 
  • If you have not made an audio recording for All-State, follow the procedures outlined below.

Option 2 is to submit your own audio recording of the following:

Audio requirements for students who are recording option 2 or have not made the All-State recording

  • Auditions should be limited to six minutes.
  • Each audition should consist of three parts: the playing of the chromatic scale and the playing of the A-Flat concert scale (two octaves ascending and descending) and the required etude
  • Be sure to read the audio recording guidelines to ensure your audio is formatted properly and of the highest possible quality.
  • Please identify yourself at the beginning of the audio saying, “This is (Name of Student), from (Name of School), auditioning on (instrument).
  • Auditions are to be performed in ONE TAKE - DO NOT pause the audio between segments. You may re-record the chromatic scale and prepared etude as many times as necessary.
  • Review the audio recording to ensure it plays back properly before uploading the file to

Doane Honor Band Instructions for Uploading to

All items below MUST be completed by 11:59 pm Monday night, October 4.  The online application and upload process should take between 10 and 15 minutes. Unlike the All-State, you may do all of this by yourself at home without the supervision or help of your teacher. If you choose to upload from school, be sure to work with your teacher as school IT systems may prohibit you from doing so.

*Once your audition has been submitted, you will not be able to make changes.

If you are uploading from school:

Be sure to consult with your director before doing so. Some schools may block your audio file, so you might need permission from the school to do so.


For questions regarding the application process or audition guidelines, please contact Jay Gilbert at