Mississippi Lions All-State Band Audition Helps
The videos here are designed to provide "pointers" to low brass students auditioning for the Mississippi Lions All-State Band. Some of the videos feature verbal instruction, others provide demonstration, and some include both. Understand that while these videos can be useful practice aides, they are no replacement for regular lessons with a good private teacher. If you would like help finding a qualified teacher in your area, please contact Dr. Everett.
The demonstration videos include examples played on tenor trombone, euphonium, and tuba. I have endeavored to provide a uniform approach to interpretation between the three instruments, though generally speaking I breathe more frequently when playing the tuba, for obvious reasons.
In order to facilitate easier loading of these materials on mobile devices they are now divided into several pages rather than continuing to have just one large page. It is set up to have very simple navigation but if you experience difficulties please contact Dr. Everett.
Visitors to this page might also be interested in a blog article I wrote about all-state audition preparation. The thoughts there are not as particularly targeted to the Lions Band audition or to low brass players as the videos here are, but the article might still prove helpful. Here is the link.
Etudes "Year D" (2024-2025)
1. "Allegro mosso" by Gatti
2. "Adagio cantabile" by Gallay **Euphonium and Tuba Only.**
(There is a different "slow etude" for trombone this year.)
3. "Andante con moto" by Blazhevich **Trombone Only.**
(There is a different "slow etude" for euphonium and tuba this year.)
General Thoughts on Audition Preparation, Scales, Sight Reading
Etudes "Year A" (2021-2022)
Etudes "Year B" (2022-2023)
Etudes "Year C" (2023-2024)
Etudes "Year E" (2025-2026)