kentucky all state


It’s mid-August in Kentucky, which means two things: Marching band is gearing up, and that means school isn’t far around the corner! The All-State music is out, which means those are auditions are just around the corner The two All-State etudes for this year are from the same books as […]

2018-19 All-State Horn Etudes Out (+Recordings and Tips)


Like I mentioned in my post a few days ago about optimizing your practice sessions by using ship dates, the All-District auditions for Kentucky¬†are happening over the next couple of weeks, with lots of playing tests and chair auditions occurring around the same time (and usually on the same music). […]

Reducing Frustration and Rage Quitting During Practice



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It’s almost August, which means that it’s time to start preparing for All-State (once band camp is finished, that is)! To make things a bit easier, hopefully, I’ve made recordings of the two French horn All-State/All-District etudes at their recommended tempos with some practice tips! The two etudes this year […]

2017-2018 All-State Etudes (+Recordings and Tips)