Wind/Percussion Auditions

Auditions for the 2019-2020 Wind Symphony and Symphonic Bands will take place on Thursday, August 22 and Friday, August 23.

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 are 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 will be held August 15, 22 & 25, 2019.

The audition process will follow the same format as 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 – (Foster 006). Sign-ups will be posted near the band office the week of August 19th. 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 26).

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.

For questions regarding the TCU Jazz Auditions, contact Joe Eckert, Professor of Saxophone/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 (Walsh 104). Mr. Carter’s band (second band) meets in the Band Hall (Walsh 104) from 1:00-1:50. If the numbers support the formation of a complete third band, it will meet from 1:00-1:50 MWF in PepsiCo (Director TBA).

*Tentative Jazz Audition Schedule

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

THURSDAY – August 15
Drumset audition in Walsh 103 (West Studio)
Time: TBD as part of full day audition

THURSDAY – August 22
All Brass Auditiond in in Eckert Studio (Foster 006)
Time: 12:00pm-5:00pm

FRIDAY – August 23
Piano/bass/guitar auditions are in Eckert Studio (Foster 006)
9:00AM- (Note change in date and time from what is listed in the newsletter and previously posted.)

SUNDAY – August 25
Saxophone  auditions are in Eckert Studio (Foster 006)
1:00PM-3:00PM (Note change in date and time from what is listed in the newsletter and previously posted.)

MONDAY – August 26
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.

This TCU Band Percussion Newsletter 2019 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 for Fall 2019.

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