Concert Band Auditions

How to Audition

We hold concert band auditions the week before each semester begins. Please arrange to be on campus the week before your first day of classes.

Step 1: Sign Up for Your Audition

Sign up for an audition time through Sign Up Genius. If you cannot make any of the times listed or would like additional assistance signing up, please email Dr. Carter Biggers, at

Step 2: Prepare for Your Audition

All instrumental auditions will be blind (meaning the judges will not see you).

  1. Please prepare all of the required excerpts for your instrument.
  2. All flutes will have a primary audition on flute, oboes on oboe, clarinets on Bb clarinet and saxes on alto saxophone. If you wish to be considered for piccolo, English horn, Eb clarinet, Bass clarinet, tenor or bari saxophone, please sign up for another time slot and prepare the extra etudes for those respective instruments.
  3. You will also be asked to perform 2 major scales (as much range as possible). Scales will be determined by the audition panel.
  4. There will also be a short sight-reading excerpt. You will have one minute to peruse before performing the excerpt.
  5. Auditions will be held in Room 317 of the Music Building on TWU's Denton campus on August 23 and 24.
  6. Arrive a little early to fill out a Band Audition Form.

Audition Excerpts

All audition excerpts for each instrument are available in pdf format below. Music will be provided at the audition, or you may bring your own copy.

After the Audition

Audition results will be posted by the end of the day Saturday, August 25. The music office will handle all necessary schedule changes resulting from band placements during the first week of classes.

There are currently two concert bands at TWU. All bands are open to all students at the university. No auditions are necessary for the University Band (unless you are a music major). Once you audition, you will be placed in the best group for you.

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BandCourse NumberMeeting Time
Wind Symphony MU 3541 
MU 5541
University Band MU 3611 Monday/Wednesday

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