Wind/Percussion Auditions

2022-2023 Wind Symphony and Symphonic Bands Audition Information

Thursday, August 18: All Woodwinds except Saxophones
Friday, August 19: All Brass and Saxophones

Wind Symphony/Symphonic Band Audition Schedule

Times will be assigned during August marching band camp sectionals or by email. If you are not a member of the marching band but plan to be part of either ensemble, please email Sharie Owens or call 817-257-7640 to be assigned an audition time.

Links to the excerpts will be provided below. In addition to the excerpts, all 12 scales and chromatic must be prepared to perform from memory. Sight reading will be utilized when there is a tie for ensemble placement or as requested by the studio professor.

The TCU Jazz Ensemble Auditions

Auditions will consist of prepared music (see band website), sight-reading and improvisation.

Sign up for an audition time

THURSDAY August 18
12:00 – 5:00 All Brass
Eckert Studio (Landreth 331A)

SUNDAY August 21
1:00-6:00 Saxophone and piano/bass/guitar
Eckert Studio (Landreth 331A)

MONDAY August 22
First rehearsal for both bands – there may be call backs taking place during the first day’s rehearsal, so please have both time slots available.

The audition process will follow the same format as in previous years.  The prepared music for all instrumentalists is posted below. Please have this material prepared for your audition in August.

Additionally, you’ll be asked to sight-read and improvise if you want to be considered for a “jazz” chair in one of the ensembles. With the exception of drumset, ALL of the auditions will take place in Mr. Eckert’s studio – (Landre 331A). Sign-ups will be posted near the band office the week of August 15th. Please make sure to sign up for an audition time. It is the directors’ intention to have the bands set and rehearsing on the first day of classes (Monday, August 22).

Audition Music

Auditions will consist of prepared music (see links), sight-reading and improvisation.
ALL band scholarship students that play a jazz instrument are required to audition.

Please review the TCU Jazz Ensemble Audition Letter.

For questions regarding the TCU Jazz Auditions, contact Mr. Eckert, Director of Jazz Studies

IMPORTANT: All jazz ensembles meet Monday-Wednesday-Friday. Mr. Eckert’s band (first band) meets from 12:00-12:50 in the Band Hall (MSC 115). Mr. Carter’s band (second band) meets in the Band Hall (MSC 115) from 1:00-1:50.

*Tentative Jazz Audition Schedule

*Please check back closer to the beginning of the school year for any changes in this audition schedule.

This TCU Band Percussion Newsletter 2022 contains the audition material with links and information about auditioning for the TCU Drumline & Front Ensemble, Percussion Ensembles (Percussion Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, Steel Bands), Concert Bands, Orchestra, and Jazz Ensembles.

If you have any questions please contact Dr. Brian West or call the TCU Band Office 817.257.7640