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About the Symphonic Winds and Concert Band

The Symphonic Winds is the premiere performing ensemble in the Auburn University Band Program. Conducted by the Director of Bands, Dr. Rick Good, membership is by audition and is open to any Auburn student. Scholarship money is also available for some students who are selected for the band. The band rehearses three hours per week during fall semester and five hours per week during spring semester.

The Concert Band, conducted by the Associate Director of Bands, Dr. Corey Spurlin, is the second performing ensemble of the Auburn University Band Department. The group is open by audition to any Auburn student with high school band experience. The ensemble performs two concerts during the spring semester, with each program consisting of a variety of traditional and contemporary band literature. The concert band rehearses four times per week during spring semester with one hour of academic credit awarded for participation. This credit may be used as an elective in any curriculum.

Symphonic Band Auditions


How to Join

Symphonic Winds and Concert Band auditions are held during the spring and summer for the following year. Additional auditions for the Symphonic Winds and Concert Band are held near the end of fall semester for the spring season, as openings occur. All auditions (Woodwind, Brass and Percussion) consist of three parts. If you wish to be in Campus Band, or if your schedule only allows you to be in Campus Band, no audition is required.

The Auburn University Department of Music will hold auditions for the Fall 2018 Symphonic Winds and Concert Band on Monday, August 20th and Tuesday, August 21st. All auditions will take place in the Goodwin Music Building on both days. Woodwind and brass auditions on Monday will be held from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Auditions on Tuesday will be held from 8:10 am to 10:55 am. Percussion auditions will be from 9:00 am to 11:00 am on both Monday and Tuesday. Some scholarships are available. 

Auditions will consist of:

  • Several common major scales
  • A prepared piece, provided on our website below
  • Also be prepared for a possible sight reading exercise

Sign up for a Woodwind or Brass time below.
Percussion do not need to sign up.



Double Reeds

Saxophones/Low Reeds




Fall 2018 Audition Material

Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Tenor Trombone
Bass Trombone
Euphonium BC
Euphonium TC


One hour credit is available for participation in any of our concert groups. This credit may be used as an elective in any curriculum.


Members of the Symphonic Winds and Concert Band supply their own formal attire for concerts. There is no other cost except tuition. Band members do NO fund raising.


Director of Bands, Dr. Rick Good
Associate Director of Bands, Dr. Corey Spurlin


132 Goodwin Music Building
Auburn University, AL 36849-5421
Phone: (334) 844-4166
Fax: (334) 844-3170

Last Updated: 07/25/2018