Concert Band

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Concert Band

Hearings for the Concert Band will be held in conjunction with the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and will also be held in Humanities 226. The Concert Band is a unit comprised primarily of non-music majors and performs the finest in band literature. The group performs a campus concert every semester. No audition is required for participation, although we would like to hear members play the first week of classes for chair placement only. There will be a sign-up sheet outside the office. (Humanities 226) Please help speed up the process of auditions by not waiting to the last minute for your hearing. 

Instruments and Lockers

Those of you who need to use a UMD instrument may check out an instrument and/or personal locker for your instrument according to the following schedule: Monday, August 27–Friday, August 31 by appointment in room Chester Park Rehearsal Room (CP B13). You will find out more details at the first rehearsals. You may also check out an instrument by appointment. Please contact mwhitloc@d.umn.edu Please see UMD Band bulletin board for additional times. (Located outside Humanities 226) 

Auditions for UMD Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band

Auditions will begin Monday, August 27 and will be held in Humanities 226. There will be a sign-up sheet outside the office (Humanities 226). Please make every effort to sign-up early for your audition. Do not wait for the last available time if possible. 

Audition Materials
The audition material is available for you on the UMD Bands Web Site and will also be on the UMD Bands Bulletin Board located in the Humanities Hall close to Humanities 226.  The UMD Bands Web Site is z.umn.edu/umdbands

Students wishing to audition on percussion should sign - up for a time on Dr. Koshinski's office door at 248 Humanities. Percussion audition material will be available August 2018.

IN PLACE OF PLAYING THE PREPARED MUSIC, You may also prepare a portion(s) of a solo and/or etude representing your best playing. A selection of contrasting styles would be preferred. This is not required!

  • Several scales and/or arpeggios.
  • Some basic sight-reading.

  • 4 - Don’t worry!!!!

For more details read the Letter from the Director of Bands, Mark Whitlock