These ensembles do not require an audition. Everyone is welcome! Participating students will be given parts based on skill level.
Auditions are required for Percussion, Colorguard, Dance Team, Twirlers. Details can be found here.
Information on how to join Jazz Ensembles can be found on the Jazz Bands homepage.
Illinois State University Woodwind/Brass/Percussion Ensemble Auditions
Students auditioning for Brass, Wind, and Percussion spots will be considered for all major ensembles: Wind Symphony, Symphonic Winds, Symphonic Band, and Symphony Orchestra. Students who would like to be considered for Symphony Orchestra and Wind Symphony must prepare all of the audition excerpts provided. All students regardless of major are welcome to audition for all major ensembles.
Students who are music majors are REQUIRED to prepare all audition excerpts for full ensemble consideration.
Symphony Orchestra: T/Th; 4-5:50 p.m. (3 concerts); MUS182A02/282A02/482A02
Wind Symphony: M/W/F; noon-1:50 p.m. (3 concerts); MUS181A05/281A05/481A05
Symphonic Winds: T/Th; 4-5:50 p.m. (2 concerts); MUS181A06/281A06/481A06
Symphonic Band: T/Th; 4-5:50 p.m. (2 concerts); MUS181A07/281A07/481A07
University Band: W; 7-9:20 p.m. (2 concerts); MUS181A03/281A03/481A03
Alternately, students who are not music majors looking for a slightly lighter time commitment may prepare the two indicated excerpts for consideration for Symphonic Winds/Symphony Band/University Band. These excerpts will be indicated on the audition music.
Students who wish to perform only in the University Band, should register for the course as auditions are not required for participation in that ensemble. Further instructions will be emailed to all those enrolled in the course.