Below is information for various types of auditions held each year. Each column decribes the auditions and gives directions on what students need to do to participate. If you have queations, contact
Mr. Jiménez or Miss Tsarnas.


College Park Placement Auditions

This column describes placement auditions for the 2018-2019 school year.
Auditions will be held April 8-12, 2019  for Incoming Freshmen.  

Current CP Students will have their auditions during class on the same days. 

All incoming freshmen can enroll in the following ensemble classes, no audition required: Concert Band, String Orchestra & Jazz Band (zero period).

Students wishing to be placed in a higher ensemble must audition. Click the button below to sign-up. Ensembles that require an audition for 9th grade students are: Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble & Chamber Orchestra.  

An audition is also required for 
Jazz Ensemble, however auditions take place in the Fall for that ensemble. 

Part 1. Prepared Solo Excerpt
(classical solo or short excerpt from any music in current ensemble class)

Part 2. All 12 Major Scales & a full range Chromatic Scale for Wind Ensemble & Chamber Orchestra

(click below for scale sheets) 


Part 2. Choose 6 Major Scales & a full range Chromatic Scale for Symphonic Band
(click below for scale sheets) 

Part 3. Sight-Reading

SCALE SHEETS (click to download):


Incoming freshmen and
new student
Audition Sign-Up
 CP musician
Audition Sign-Up

All-State Honor Ensembles

This column describes ensemble placement auditions for the 2017-2018 academic year. Auditions will be held on May 23, 24 & 25 for Current 8th Graders  as well as Current CP Students. Scroll down for details. 


This column describes auditions for the California All-State Honor Bands & Orchestras. These ensembles are sponsored by the California Band Directors Association (CBDA) and the California Orchestra Directors Association (CODA). All audition recordings and materials must submitted by our Directors. 

Honor Band and Orchestra performances are held  at the CASMEC conference.
Please talk to your director if you are interested in auditioning for an All-State Honor ensemble.
Submit materials and recordings by November 25th in order to meet the December 1st deadline.
Click on the following links for information, scale sheets and requirements.

County & District Honor Ensembles

This column describes auditions for the Contra Costa County Honor Band and the Mt. Diablo Unified School District      Honor Band. 

Contra Costa County Honor Band:
Auditions are in late November/early December and consist of All State scales,  a short excerpt of your choosing and sight-reading.

Auditions for 2020 will be announced in fall 2019.

JAZZ BAND - Audition information available November/early December.  For more information, go to

MDUSD Honor Ensembles:

Information for the 2019-2020 MDUSD Honor Ensembles will be posted in fall 2019.