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 auditions are held during the spring and summer for the following year. Additional auditions for the Symphonic Winds are held near the end of fall semester for the spring season, as openings occur. Woodwind and brass auditions consist of three parts.

Auditions for Spring 2015 are being held November 18th and 19th.

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

Percussion auditions consist of a prepared piece which can be downloaded below.

Sign up for an audition time

Spring 2015 Audition Material

Flute
Clarinet
Bass Clarinet
Oboe
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Bassoon
Horn
Trumpet
Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba

Percussion

Percussion auditions will take place in the Goodwin Hall Percussion Studio on November 20 and 21. You can sign up for an audition time HERE. You can download the audition music using the links below

Snare
Timpani
Xylophone

Credit

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

Cost

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.

Directors

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

Contact

AUBURN UNIVERSITY BANDS
132 Goodwin Music Building
Auburn University, AL 36849-5421
Phone: (334) 844-4166
Fax: (334) 844-3170
E-mail: band@auburn.edu
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