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 will be 7-10 minutes in length, and each person should prepare the downloadable excerpts. All auditions will be submitted online as single-take video recordings. Wind auditions for the CU Symphony Orchestra will take place at the same times.

Seating placement auditions for the Concert Band are held in the first rehearsal of each semester. For more information, see below. 

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, simple jewelry. No bare shoulders, necklines, or midriffs.

Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band auditions

Submit your single-take video recording via this form. Audition recordings are due no later than 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 16.

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.​

Excerpts and audition information

Concert Band Auditions

Non-music Majors: There is a band for you at CU! You are of course welcome to audition for Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band. We also offer Concert Band (EMUS 1317/3317) – a non-auditioned ensemble that meets Monday evenings from 8:50-10 p.m in the fall semester (spring semester times are TBD). If you are interested in Concert Band, please contact Dr. Branden Steinmetz at branden.steinmetz@colorado.edu.

Note: For Fall 2020, Concert Band enrollment will be limited due to spacing restrictions in our rehearsal rooms. CONTACT Dr. Steinmetz about being placed on a waiting list.