Participation in the WSU Concert Band and/or the Symphonic Wind Ensemble is by audition. The audition process is friendly and non-threatening. Auditions generally are for band placement, either Concert Band or Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and for part assignment. The goal of the WSU Bands is to include every one and exclude no one. Auditions take place the first week of classes each semester. If you have any questions regarding involvement in the bands at WSU please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Timothy Shade.
Woodwinds & Brass - Monday, August 21 - DFAC Room B104 - 10am-5:30pm
Tuesday, August 22 - DFAC Room B104 - 10am-5pm
Percussion - Wednesday, August 23 - DFAC Room C7 - 1:30pm-4:50pm
Sign-up will be on the door of C7
Solo on Snare, Mallets and Timpani with sight reading
Audition Location and Sign-up
ALL WIND AND BRASS AUDITIONS WILL BE IN B104!!! Please go >>> here <<< and sign up for a time. ALSO!!, Sign up for the soonest available time in your instrument grouping unless you absolutely CANNOT make it work in your schedule. Signing up in the order you arrive is easier on the panel than having gaps in auditions. If you cannot make it during the allotted times please contact Dr. Shade immediately to arrange for another time to audition.
Audition Procedure and Preparation
Please find your respective audition excerpts below. The auditions will be done “blind.” Meaning they will not be face-to-face. The band teaching assistants will bring you into the room and show you where to sit. The committee listening to you will not be able to see you and you will not be able to see them. Please try not to make any noise and play your excerpts in order or as directed by the committee. Please do not speak or make any identifying noises.
FALL 2017 WSU Audition EXCERPTS
***Percussion auditions will be arranged and completed by Professor Jerry Scholl.***
Please contact Professor Scholl for more information.
Audition results will be disseminated via email and will be posted no later than the morning of Thursday, August 24th on the board outside of B104. (Dr. Shade's office)