University Bands

University Bands Ensemble Audition Process

For placement into the WIU bands that require auditions*, both incoming and returning students must audition during the first two days of each semester. Music can be obtained on the Bands website or by visiting a studio professor on campus. Times for auditions are posted on this page, in the Browne Hall Lobby and outside of Sallee Hall rm 204. Auditions are "blind" meaning the adjudicators do not know who is auditioning until after all students' scores are ranked and assigned. One audition is all that is needed to place students in an ensemble suitable for their abilities. 

*Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, and Pep Band. (Note: University Band and Marching Band do not require entrance auditions)


WIU School of Music/Music Major Audition Process

Please visit our School of Music Auditions Page to learn about majoring in music at WIU. 

Audition Schedule

Monday Aug 25
flutes, 12-2 pm  BR 205
horns, 12-2 pm  BR 215
oboes/Bsn 2:30-4 pm   BR 215
clarinets, 2:30-4 pm  BR 207
trumpets, 4:30-6 pm   BR 215
percussion, 4:30-6 pm  BR 129
Tuesday Aug 26
trombones/euph, 3-4 pm   BR 205
tuba, 3-4 pm   BR 207
sax, 4:30-5:30 pm  BR 129