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Bands: Spring 2018 Band Auditions

Auditions are required for all three concert bands.
Ensemble Time Course Offering
Wind Ensemble M–Th 3–4:10 MUP 135.001 (MUP 335.001—upper level credit)
Wind Symphony M–Th 4:10–5:30 MUP 135.002 (MUP 335.002—upper level credit)
Symphonic Band MWF 12–12:50 MUP 135.003 (MUP 335.003—upper level credit)

Section numbers can be changed, if you make a different band than the one you register for.

Required Text

Members of all three bands must provide their own copy of Foundations for Superior Performance, by Richards Williams and Jeff King. It is published by Kjos Music and available at many larger music stores. You should take care of this now, because they are not available in Nacogdoches.

Required Dress

Required dress for all three bands: men—black tux with white shirt/black bow tie; women—long black dress (preferred), skirt or nice slacks (not jeans or casual cotton pants). With skirt or slacks, a black blouse or top that fully overlaps or tucks in the skirt/slacks.

Audition Schedule and Music

All instruments (except percussionists) have excerpts on three pages to download.

Percussionists must audition on all instruments. Percussionists will also have a short sight-reading excerpt.

Non-music majors who want only to be considered for Symphonic Band may select one page of the packet for the audition. (Music majors must do the entire audition.)

Audition Schedule (click on your instrument to download audition music):
Date Time Instrument
Friday, November 3 2–3:30 p.m. Horn
Tuesday, November 7 6–7:30 p.m. Saxophone (alto, tenor and baritone)
Wednesday, November 29 6–7:30 p.m. Trombone and Bass Trombone
Sunday, November 5 2–3:40 p.m. Trumpet
Friday, December 1 1:30–2:45 p.m. Flute
Sunday, November 12 3–4:40 p.m. Clarinet and Bass Clarinet
Tuesday, November 14 6–6:30 p.m. Oboe
Friday, November 10 3:30–4:45 p.m. Euphonium
Friday, November 10 2–3:20 p.m. Tuba
Monday, November 13 6–7:45 p.m. Percussion
Monday, November 6 1:30–2:00 p.m. Bassoon

If you are not in marching band, you may call the band office in the week prior to auditions to get a time. Please call if you have any questions!

Contacts for Auditions