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Bands: Spring 2019 Band Auditions

Auditions are required for all three concert bands.
Ensemble Time Course Offering
Wind Ensemble M-R 3:00–3:10pm MUP 135.001 (MUP 335.001—upper level credit)
Wind Symphony M-R 4:20–5:30pm MUP 135.002 (MUP 335.002—upper level credit)
Symphonic Band MWF 12:00–12:50pm MUP 135.003 (MUP 335.003—upper level credit)
University Band T 7:00–9:00pm

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. Not available in Nacogdoches.

16 Chorales by J.S. Bach arranged by Mayhew Lake and published by G. Schirmer, Inc. Available on for $3.95. Like the Foundations book, not available in Nacogdoches.

You should take care of this now, because they are not available in Nacogdoches.

Required Dress

Required dress for all three bands: Men—Black tuxedo with white shirt/black bow tie. Black socks and shoes. Women—Black pants with black long sleeved top. Black socks and black closed toe shoes.

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.

No audition is required for University Band; part auditions will be held at the first ensemble meeting.

Audition Schedule (click on your instrument to download audition music):
Date Time Instrument
Friday, November 30 12:00–1:30 p.m. Horn
Wednesday, November 28 5:00–6:30 p.m. Alto Sax
Monday, November 26 6:30–8:00 p.m. Trombone and Bass Trombone
Monday, November 26 4:30–6:00 p.m. Tuba and Euphonium
Monday, November 26 3:00–4:30 p.m. Flute
Wednesday, November 28 3:00–5:00 p.m. Clarinet
Monday, November 26 12:00–1:00 p.m. Oboe
Monday, November 26 12:00–1:00 p.m. Bassoon
Tuesday, November 27 3:00–5:30 p.m. Trumpet
Thursday, November 29 6:00–7:30 p.m. Percussion (Do not take any repeats)

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