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Bands: Spring 2020 Band Auditions

Auditions are required for the top three concert bands.
Ensemble Time Course Offering
Wind Ensemble M-R 3:00–4:10pm 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 M-W 12:00–12:50pm
T-R 2:00–2:50pm
MUP 135.003 (MUP 335.003—upper level credit)
University Band TR 6:00–7:15pm MUP 135.004 (MUP 335.004—upper level credit)
(MUP 130.020 or 339.020 Secondary Instrument Lab)

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.

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 may 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
Monday, December 2 12:00–1:00 p.m. Bassoon and Oboe
Monday, December 2 3:00–4:30 p.m. Clarinet and Bass Clarinet
Monday, December 2 4:30–6:30 p.m. Trombone and Bass Trombone
Monday, December 2 6:30–8:00 p.m. Tuba and Euphonium
Tuesday, December 3 3:00–5:30 p.m. Trumpet
Wednesday, December 4 3:00–5:00 p.m. Flute
Wednesday, December 4 5:00–6:30 p.m. Saxophone
Thursday, December 5 6:00–7:30 p.m. Percussion (Do not take any repeats)
Friday, December 6 12:00–1:30 p.m. Horn

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