Visit the Golden Buffalo Marching Band page for information about joining the marching band.

Membership in the Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band is determined solely by auditions. Each audition is 7-10 minutes in length and each applicant should prepare the downloadable excerpts; all auditions will take place in Grusin Music Hall (Imig Music Building). Wind auditions for the CU Symphony Orchestra will take place simultaneously. 

Seating placement auditions for the Concert Band and Campus Band are held at the first rehearsal of each semester. 

Required performance attire for CU Bands

Option 1: Black tuxedo, white shirt, black bow tie, black dress shoes and black socks.

Option 2: Floor-length black skirt, black pants (no denim) or black dress. Long-sleeved black blouse, black dress shoes and simple jewelry. No bare shoulders, necklines or midriffs.

Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band auditions

Online sign-ups will be posted on this page in mid- to late-July.

Questions about the online audition process? Contact Laura Graham, Ensembles Assistant, at cuensembles@colorado.edu or 303-492-6584. Questions about the audition requirements/excerpts should be directed to the studio professor for that section.​

Friday, Aug. 20

Saturday, Aug. 21

Sunday, Aug. 22

Results will be posted on the bulletin board Monday, Aug. 23 after 12 p.m.

Regular rehearsals for Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band begin on Tuesday, Aug. 24.

If you have unavoidable conflicts for the audition, it may be possible to arrange an alternate audition time. Please contact Dr. Don McKinney at donald.mckinney@colorado.edu for alternate audition information.​

Concert Band and Campus Band auditions

Non-music majors: There is a band for you at CU Boulder! You are welcome to audition for Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band. We also offer the following options:

Concert Band (EMUS 1317/3317 sec. 001) is comprised of a combination of music and non-music majors. This ensemble meets on Monday evenings in the Fall semester, and Monday and Wednesday evenings in the Spring semester. Campus Band (EMUS 1317/3317 sec. 002) is comprised of mainly non-majors and meets on Monday evenings in the Spring semester, only (times TBD). These groups are both non-auditioned ensembles. If you're interested in joining either ensemble, please contact Dr. Branden Steinmetz at branden.steinmetz@colorado.edu for more information. 

  • To rent an instrument or locker, contact Dustin Rumsey at dustin.rumsey@colorado.edu prior to the beginning of the semester you need it.