About the Symphonic Winds and Concert Band

The Symphonic Winds is the premiere performing ensemble in the Auburn University Band Program. Conducted by the Director of Bands, Dr. Rick Good, membership is by audition and is open to any Auburn student. Scholarship money is also available for some students who are selected for the band. The band rehearses three hours per week during fall semester and five hours per week during spring semester.

The Concert Band, conducted by the Associate Director of Bands, Dr. Corey Spurlin, is the second performing ensemble of the Auburn University Band Department. The group is open by audition to any Auburn student with high school band experience. The ensemble performs two concerts during the spring semester, with each program consisting of a variety of traditional and contemporary band literature. The concert band rehearses four times per week during spring semester with one hour of academic credit awarded for participation. This credit may be used as an elective in any curriculum.

Symphonic Band Auditions

How to Join

Symphonic Winds auditions are held during the spring and summer for the following year. Additional auditions for the Symphonic Winds are held near the end of fall semester for the spring season, as openings occur. Woodwind and brass auditions consist of three parts.

  • Several common major scales
  • A prepared piece, provided on our website below
  • Also be prepared for a possible sight reading exercise

Percussion auditions also consist of these three parts.

  • Rudiments on snare drum and several major scales on a mallet instrument
  • A prepared piece of your choice on each instrument: snare drum, timpani, and keyboard mallets
  • A short sight reading excerpt on each instrument

Spring 2014 Audition Material

Fall 2014 audition material coming soon

Credit

One hour credit is available for participation in any of our concert groups. This credit may be used as an elective in any curriculum.

Cost

Members of the Symphonic Winds and Concert Band supply their own formal attire for concerts. There is no other cost except tuition. Band members do NO fund raising.

Directors

Director of Bands, Dr. Rick Good
Associate Director of Bands, Dr. Corey Spurlin

Contact

AUBURN UNIVERSITY BANDS
132 Goodwin Music Building
Auburn University, AL 36849-5421
Phone: (334) 844-4166
Fax: (334) 844-3170
E-mail: band@auburn.edu
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