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Ensemble Placement Auditions -
Winds, Brass & Percussion


Auditions are required for placement into the following ensembles:

Wind Ensemble (Fall Semester Rehearsals: MWF 1:00-2:50; Spring Semester: MWF 2:00-3:50) 
Symphonic Band (Fall Semester Rehearsals: TTh 3:30-5:20; Spring Semester: MWF 2:00-3:50)
Symphony Orchestra (Rehearsals: Fall MTTH 3:30-5:20; Spring M 4:00-5:20 and T/R 3:30-5:20) 

In addition, the following ensemble is available to both majors and non-majors without audition:

University Band (Fall Semester Rehearsals: T 6:00-7:20; Spring Semester: Th 4:00-5:20)

Audition Policy

All music majors and scholarship recipients are required to audition and be available to play in the three major ensembles listed above. Consequently, all music majors and scholarship recipients are expected to keep their afternoons completely conflict-free until after the audition results have been posted. Top winds, brass, and percussion players will rotate semesters between the KU Wind Ensemble and the KU Symphony Orchestra.

Audition Schedule

All auditions are blind and will be held during the times listed below. To preserve the anonymity of the process, it is imperative that students audition at the assigned times. Students may sign-up in the band office for specific audition times using their KU ID numbers only.

Spring 2019 Winds, Brass & Percussion Ensemble Placement Audition Schedule

Fall 2019 Audition Excerpts

Audition Requirements

Auditions are scheduled at 5-minute intervals and consist of the following:

3 Prepared Excerpts*

Please contact KU Band at kuband@ku.edu for assistance. 


Please check your respective ensemble page for the rehearsal schedule for your ensemble.

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