Australian Music Examinations Board
Australian Music Examinations Board


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1st grade - Licentiate, for band instruments (Concert Band and Brass Band B flat, E flat and C instruments). Shop Band publications



Published in the Manual of Syllabuses and available as a digital download.

Also available as a single syllabus digital download: 2021 Band syllabus.


  • E flat soprano cornet
  • B flat cornet
  • B flat flugelhorn
  • E flat tenor horn
  • B flat baritone
  • B flat tenor trombone
  • B flat and F trombone
  • B flat euphonium
  • E flat bass tuba
  • B flat bass tuba
  • C tuba
  • Bass trombone


Grade Books

Brass Series 1 grade books accompany Level 1 repertoire. There are three versions of these books: B flat version, E flat version, and C version. 


Technical Work

Candidates are to consult the Technical Work requirements of the Horn & Trumpet: Technical Work, Trombone, Tuba and Euphonium Technical Work or the requirements listed in the current Manual for the corresponding Orchestral Brass instrument.


Sight Reading

Candidates may prepare for Sight Reading tests with the Brass Sight Reading.


Publication Corrections

  • Brass Series 1 B flat version, Grades 3 & 4, bar 19. See Corrected page
  • Brass Series 1 C Tuba version, Grades 3 & 4, bar 8. See Corrected pages