THE Marine band is auditioning for tuba on Dec. 3-4. The info is from their website. Below are the details.

Auditions begin at 9 a.m., at the Marine Barracks Annex, 7th & L Sts., SE, in Washington, D.C. The registration desk will be open from 7:30 a.m. until 12 p.m., but applicants are urged to check in by 9 a.m. No specific audition times will be assigned; musicians will be heard in the order in which they appear and register. If not completed on the initial day, auditions will continue the following day. Applicants should therefore be available to perform on both days.

For more information or to obtain an audition packet, contact the Marine Band Operations Office at (202) 433-5714 or

Dec. 3-4
The audition will consist of the following:
Unless otherwise indicated, play the bottom octave in excerpts wherever applicable.

A) Solos: The cadenza from the third movement of the Tuba Sonata
(Hindemith) Play the pick-up to measure 76 through measure 86.
Serenade No. 12 for Solo Tuba, 1st movement (Persichetti)

B) Excerpts from the following:
March, "The Stars and Stripes Forever" (Sousa)
First Suite in E-flat for Military Band, Opus 28, No. 1 (Holst)
Toccata Marziale (Vaughan Williams)
Overture to Rienzi (Wagner/Patterson)
March, "Entry of the Gladiators" (Fucik/Tuschla)
"Rufford Park Poachers" from Lincolnshire Posy (Grainger/Fennell)
Mazeppa (Liszt/Kindig)
Symphony in B-flat (Hindemith)
J'ai ete au bal (Grantham)
The Gum-Suckers March (Grainger)
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story (Bernstein/Lavender)
Overture to La forza del destino (Verdi/Lake)
Les Preludes (Liszt/Brown)

C) Sightreading

D) Possible section playing