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, January 19:
Horns, 12:00-2:00 Br 129
Trombones/Euphoniums, 2:30-3:30  Br 130
Percussion, 4:00-5:00  Br 129
Trumpets, 4:30-6:00  Br 130
Tuesday, January 20 :
Flutes, 2:00-3:00  Br 129
Oboes/Bassoons, 3:00-4:30 Br 215
Tuba, 3:00-4:00  Br 129
Saxophones, 4:30-5:30 Br 129
Clarinets, 4:30-6:00 Br 215