Bands at CU
The WIND SYMPHONY is a fifty-five member ensemble comprised of the most outstanding wind, brass and percussion performers in the university. The ensemble utilizes a flexibile instrumentaiton and performs repertoire that ranges from wind chamber music to full band.
The SYMPHONIC BAND, an ensemble of approximately seventy musicians, is selected by audition from the finest performers on campus. Although most members are music majors, students studying in other fields often qualify for this ensemble.
The CAMPUS BAND (fall semester) & CONCERT BAND (spring semester), a sixty-five piece ensemble, is comprised of music majors as well as talented students from many other disciplines across the CU campus. Exploring traditional and contemporary works for band, the ensemble is known for its high level performance of quality literature. Auditions are not required for members of this ensemble, and instruments are available if needed.
Membership in the Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band is determined solely by auditions. Each audition will be seven - ten minutes in length. Sign-up sheets will be available on the bulletin board outside E-172 beginning August 10. Each person should have a prepared solo or etude & the downloadable excerpts and will be asked to sight-read. All auditions will take place in Grusin Music Hall.
Results will be posted on the bulletin board Monday, August 24 after 12:00 p.m.
The regular rehearsal of the Wind Symphony will begin on Tuesday, August 25.
The regular rehearsal of the Symphonic Band on Wednesday, August 26.
Wind Auditions for orchestra will take place at the same times.
Friday, August 21
- 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Trombone (download tenor trombone excerpts; OR download bass trombone excerpts)
- 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Horn (download excerpts)
- 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Percussion (download excerpts)
Saturday, August 22
- 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Trumpet (download excerpts)
- 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Bassoon/Oboes (download oboe excerpts; bassoon excerpts to be determined)
- 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Clarinet (download excerpts)
Sunday, August 23
- 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Euphonium/Tuba (no specific excerpts required - 2 contrasting pieces)
- 1:00p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Flute/Piccolo (download excerpts)
- 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Saxophone (no specific excerpts required - 2 contrasting pieces)
If you have UNAVOIDABLE conflicts for the audition, it may be possible to arrange an alternate audition time.
Please contact the Band Office at 303-492-6584.