Hi all, I've now decided im going to join the army as a musician when I've finished uni at the beginning of next summer. I went for an audition before uni to try and get the grant but failed so remember how it was, I played Song and Dance by Philip Sparke and a Jazz piece out of one of the play along books I had, I failed on a few things, my scales went very good and the pieces wernt brilliant either and I was very nervous. Being at uni I have improved so much and overcome my nervous and learnt my scales but my main question is what should I play!? I could play something at the standard I am now such as the Haydn or the Hummel and then not being 100% or I could play something a little easier and nail it. Both Haydn and Hummel are grade 8 pieces but the requirements are grade 6-7, so I could play a grade 6-7 piece and pass but then Im not sure if they take the level of music into consideration during selection.... They have asked for two contrasting pieces so I should play a jazz piece being a jazzer but I wont have an accompaniment, which will make improv quite hard. Should I play a harder piece and an easier piece, such as a study in the Arban and the say the 2nd mvt of the Hayden, or should I try and show my jazz skills and risk playing a jazz standard as a solo with no backings and hope for the best? I have around 4-5 months until I audition so I have time to nail a study and possibly get the 1st and 2nd mvts of the Haydn back to scratch. I just dont want to play something that I cant and fall apart, would getting a few pieces ready and then I have the choice be a good idea aswel?