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 6-7 minutes in length, and each person should have a prepared solo or etude from the downloadable excerpts. All auditions are in the Imig Music Building (specific rooms are listed below). Wind auditions for the CU Symphony Orchestra will take place at the same times.

Seating placement auditions for the Concert Band will be held in the first rehearsal on Monday, Jan. 16. For more information, see below. 

Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band auditions

Sign up for your audition slot here! 

Questions about the online sign-up process? Contact Laura Graham, Ensembles Assistant, at lmgraham@colorado.edu or 303-492-6584

Monday, Dec. 11   

  • 2:00-3:45 p.m. Flute/Piccolo (Excerpts TBD), Imig E160

Tuesday, Dec. 12

  • 11:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Trumpet (Excerpts), Imig E160
  • 5:00-7:00 p.m. Trombone (Excerpts TBD), Imig Music Theater, N1B95

Wednesday, Dec. 13  

  • 12:00-1:45 p.m. Saxophones (Excerpts TBD) in Imig Chamber Hall, C199
  • 2:00-3:30 p.m. Oboes (Excerpts TBD) in Imig E160
  • 5:00-6:30 p.m. Bassoons (Excerpts TBD) in Imig E160
  • 6:45-8:30 p.m. Euphonium (Excerpts TBD) and Tuba (Excerpts TBD) in Imig E160

Thursday, Dec. 14

  • 11:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Percussion (Excerpts TBD), Imig E160
  • 2:00-4:00 p.m. Horn (Excerpts TBD), Imig E160
  • 5:00-7:00 p.m. Clarinet (Excerpts TBD), Imig E160

Results will be posted on the bulletin board Friday, Dec. 15 after 12 p.m.

Regular rehearsals for the Wind Symphony begin on Tuesday, Jan. 16.

Regular rehearsals for the Symphonic Band begin on Wednesday, Jan. 17.  

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

Concert Band Auditions

Welcome to CU and to the Concert Band for another great semester of music! We are still looking for more musicians in all sections, so please help us spread the word about the CU Concert Band!

Rehearsals are Monday and Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00pm in E160. Following are important dates for the spring semester:

First rehearsal and seating auditions

Wednesday, Jan. 17

  • 4 p.m.: Full ensemble meeting in E160
  • 4:15 p.m.: Seating auditions begin
    • Concert Band audition materials are TBD
  • 5:15 p.m.: Rehearsal in E160
  • A limited number of rental instruments are available for $20/semester
  • Lockers are also available to rent during the semester

Spring 2018 Performances 

  • Concert #1: Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, 7:30 p.m., Grusin Music Hall
    • Report time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Concert #2 (Joint concert with Symphonic Band): Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2018, 7:30 p.m., Macky Auditorium
    • Report time: 6:30 p.m.