Dave Werden has to have one of the most valuable, and possibly underrated online resources on the internet for tuba and euphonium. Among his many pages, links, resources and discussions, I found this page called Euphonium Audition Primer. If you are an aspiring euphonium player, hoping to get into a military band, I encourage you to check this site out. It includes a survey (ask the experts) and strategies and insights on the most requested audition excerpts. Above is a sample what the strategies page looks like for Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever (i.e. “Notice these are not eighths!”, “Soft, but clear and with energy”). Thanks again to Dave Werden and his invaluable website.