Audition Requirements


Spring 2015 McKendree University

Music Audition Guidelines


Contact Shannon Streif at or 618-537-6554 with any audition or scholarship questions.

Please refer to the following mock auditions performed by current MBB members to prepare for your Marching Bearcat Band Scholarship Audition.


We expect ALL McKendree University
Music Scholarship Applicants to:

Marching Band Scholarship Audition- Trombone

Marching Band Scholarship Audition- Alto Saxophone

Marching Band Scholarship Audition- Tuba

Marching Band Scholarship Audition- Color Guard (Flag & Rifle)

Marching Band Scholarship Audition- Color Guard (Flag Only)

*Videos of current Winter Guard performances are also acceptable for color guard audition submissions as long as your individual placement is easily pinpointed within the performance.*



Required Music for Marching Band Scholarship Auditions:

 Part 1: The Fight Song-  "
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Trumpet 1 

Tenor Drum



Trumpet 2

Bass Drum


Clarinet 1

Mellophone (Horn in F)



Clarinet 2

Baritone/Euphonium (Bass Clef)

Snare Drum


Alto Saxophone


MP3 File


Tenor Saxophone



Bari Saxophone 




Parts 2 & 3: Prepared Etudes and Chosen Excerpts

  • Choose and perform ONE of the following etudes as well as ONE additional 16 bar excerpt from a piece of your choice.

  • If your instrument is NOT LISTED BELOW, you will perform TWO contrasting 16 bar excerpts (1 technical and 1 lyrical) from something you have studied in private lessons or worked on in band.

  • PERCUSSIONISTS are encouraged to perform their chosen excerpts on TWO different instruments (e.g. snare and drum set).

Concert Etudes






Tenor Saxophone


Alto Saxophone




Jazz Etudes


Alto Saxophone

Tenor Saxophone

Full Score