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Audition Information

Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

Instrumental Ensemble Auditions for the Spring 2020 semester will take place January 11-12, 2020.  These auditions are for placement in Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, and Symphonic Band.  For additional information, please reference Instrumental Ensemble Audition Procedures (pdf).

Spring 2020 Audition Schedule: 

Saturday, January 11
9:00 AM        Percussion (audition materials)
11:00 AM      Euphoniums (audition materials)
11:30 AM      Tubas (audition materials)
2:00 PM        Trombones (tenor tbn audition materials)(bass tbn audition materials)
3:20 PM        Clarinets (audition materials)
5:00 PM        Bassoons (audition materials)
5:20 PM        Double Bass (for Wind Symphony) (audition materials)

Sunday, January 12
12:00 PM      Oboes (audition materials)
1:00 PM        Flutes (audition materials)
2:30 PM        Horns (audition materials)
3:45 PM        Trumpets (audition materials)
7:00 PM        Saxophones (audition materials)

All auditions will take place in CMC 2070 with the exception of Percussion which will take place in the Percussion Studio. Please read the procedures document linked above for additional information.

Concert Bands 

Two Concert Bands are currently offered during the Spring semester only. There is no audition required to join. Individuals with prior band experience simply need to register for MUSC 101 - Concert Band in order to participate.


Mountaineer Marching Band 

Membership in the WVU Mountaineer Marching Band is open to any West Virginia University student pending a successful audition.  Students may audition before receiving their official university acceptance; however, participation in the Mountaineer Marching Band is dependent on acceptance to WVU.  With the exception of percussion, students who audition for the School of Music and are accepted as music majors do not need to audition if they plan on playing their primary instrument in the Mountaineer Marching Band.  Accepted music majors wishing to play a secondary instrument are required to audition.

2020 Audition Dates

Woodwinds & Brass         May 2
Drumline May 2-3  
Colorguard  April 25
Feature Twirlers February 29 (application deadline)


Additional Audition Information & Registration


Pep Band 

Auditions for the 2019-2020 Pep Band are complete.