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

We are awaiting campus guidance regarding ensembles for Fall 2020. As a result, audition format, excerpts, and sign-up processes are expected to be determined and posted on this page in late June or early July.

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 have a solo or etude prepared from the downloadable excerpts, and may be asked to sight-read. All auditions will take place in Grusin Music Hall in the Imig Music Building. 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

Check this page in July for information on Fall 2020 auditions.

Questions about the online sign-up 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.​

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 7-9:30 p.m in the fall semester, and Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m in the spring semester. If you are interested in Concert Band, please contact Dr. Branden Steinmetz at branden.steinmetz@colorado.edu.

Spring rehearsals are Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. in E160. Following are important dates for the spring semester:

Seating and placement audition excerpts for all parts will be posted before Fall semester

Note: Auditions are for chair placement/part assignment ONLY, not for admittance into the group. The Concert Band is open to anyone with instrumental experience.