Wind/Percussion Auditions

2024-2025 Wind Symphony and Symphonic Bands Audition Information

Audition Dates are August 15 – 16, 2023. A more specific schedule to come!

Wind Symphony/Symphonic Band Audition Schedule to be determined.

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 17: Brass
SUNDAY, August 20: Rhythm and Saxophones

MONDAY August 21
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, Sign-ups will be posted near the band office the week of August 14th. 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 21).

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. Cordingley, 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 2023 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

Auditions will consist of prepared music (see links).

  • Appalachian Spring 2 mallet xylophone
  • Bach’s Violin Concerto in A Minor
  • Concert SD Shostakovich 10
  • Cymbals Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet
  • Cymbals
  • Martian Mambo – Tenor
  • Martian Mambo – Snare
  • Martian Mambo – Bass
  • Rudimental SD Crazy Army