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Percussionists,

Attached you will find two pieces of music.  The first is a set part designed to challenge you because we need students willing to prepare the parts BEFORE class time.  You can find many recordings online, but I recommend listening to the version on JWPEPPER, even though it is incomplete and ends after the solo.  It can be found at the following web address:

 http://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=2101111

The other recording is not exactly the same version, but very close and is a fantastic recording:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MU3Z4n4zr8

The second piece attached is to test your piano skills.  We will take 3 percussionists next year ONLY if they can also rotate through piano parts, otherwise we will only take 2.  **Note: if we have a qualified pianist, the percussionist will double flute/saxophone parts on mallets.

A recording can be found at:

http://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10083834 - the excerpt is from the last 15 bars (53-end).

Auditions will be held in the middle school band room on May 26, 30 and 31 between 4:05 and 5:20.  Please sign-up for a time slot on Mrs. Hanna’s door at the high school- if you miss your time slot, you will not be considered.

Thank you for your interest and I look forward to your audition!

Mrs. Hanna



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