Concert Band Auditions

Auditions required for placement

Wind Ensemble

  • Fall Semester Rehearsals: MWF 1:00pm-2:50pm
  • Spring Semester: MWF 2:00pm-3:50pm

Symphonic Band

  • Fall Semester Rehearsals: TR 3:30pm-5:20pm
  • Spring Semester: MWF 2:00pm-3:50pm

Symphony Orchestra

  • Rehearsals: MTR 4:00pm-5:50pm

University Band, available with or without audition

  • Fall Semester Rehearsals: R 6:00pm-7:20pm
  • Spring Semester: TR 4:00pm-5:15pm


Spring 2023 Audition Policy

Winds, Brass, and Percussion Placement Audition excerpts (hard copies) for Spring 2023 are available in the Band Office.

All students must submit a video recording of them performing the prescribed excerpts. Students may select a recording device - cell phone quality video is acceptable. Students may submit separate videos for each excerpt, but it must be clear it was recorded in one take and videos must be consolidated into one file. Auditions must be uploaded to the online submission form by 5:00pm October 31, 2022. Each candidate’s video file will be validated and given an audition number. The audio will be extracted and forwarded to the audition panel for placement to preserve the anonymity of each candidate.

Students who want the strongest consideration for the top ensembles are encouraged to participate in the ​optional sight-reading component. You will sight-read a brief excerpt LIVE for Dr. Popiel during the week of 10/31 in the Band Office.  Sign up sheets will be posted the week before. The sight-reading score will be added to the prepared video audition score.

Audition Excerpts

Audition Video Submission Link