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Auditions

Audition Procedures

Formal auditions are required for participation in the Wind Symphony and Concert Band ensembles.

Bands are open to all BGSU students by audition.

No formal audition is required for students participating in the University Band ensemble.  Members interested in University Band should register for the class and come to the first session, Monday August  24, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.  with their instrument.

Band Wind and Percussion auditions will take place on Monday, August 24, 2015 and Tuesday, August 25, 2015.  Members of the applied wind and percussion faculty will conduct the auditions.  Sign-up sheets will be posted outside each studio no later than Saturday, August 22.  A list of the studio room numbers will be posted outside the Band Office (room 1010 Moore Musical Arts Center) no later than Friday, August 21, 2015.

This audition is for placement for the academic year, with the following exceptions:

  • Auditions will be held to fill seats in spring semester created by vacancies due to student  teaching, etc.
  • Some studio professors wish to re-audition all of their students in November for spring semester.

AUDITION SCHEDULE


Monday, August 24, 2015 (All Day)

Band Wind and Percussion auditions.  Studio professors will establish times for auditions.  Sign-up sheets will be posted on studio doors.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m:  Wind studio professors finish any remaining Band Auditions.  Sign-up sheets will be posted on the studio doors.

Afternoon/evening:  Ensemble rosters are posted on the board outside room 1010 Moore Musical Arts Center.

FALL 2015 AUDITION MATERIALS
 

  • Two prepared solos or etudes of contrasting styles that demonstrates both their musical and technical abilities.
  • Required excerpts downloaded for your instrument from the Band audition website (below).
The excerpts for 2015 will be posted here on August 1, 2015.
 
Questions regarding auditions for all BGSU Bands should be directed to: bgsubands@bgsu.edu or by calling (419) 372-2186.

 

Color Guard auditions are held in April and early August.

Attention:  2015 prospective Falcon Marching Band Color Guard members:

Auditions will be held Saturday April 25th and Saturday August 1st.  If you attend the April audition and are selected, you do NOT need to attend the audition in August.  If you attend the April audition and are not selected, you may re-audition in August.

For the audition, prospective members will demonstrate their ability to handle a flag.  Prospective members should dress in comfortable clothes for spinning in an indoor environment.  Auditions consist of a short routine that is taught, followed by performance of the routine.  Prospects will be judged on performance ability, potential to adapt to different styles, and attitude.  The Falcon Marching Band Color Guard use six foot poles, so prior preparation with this equipment is helpful.

If selected, you will move into your residence hall room (if living on campus fall semester) one week before fall semester classes for fundamentals week.  If at any time before this you decide you no longer wish to participate in marching band, please send an email to the band office at bgsubands@bgsu.edu.  Only then will your name be removed from the mailing list.

 Please fill out this form so your name can be placed on the mailing list to receive a letter with audition details.  This information does not obligate you to audition.  If you have further questions, please contact the Band Office at bgsubands@bgsu.edu .

Twirler auditions are held in early August. 

2015 prospective Falcon Marching Band Twirlers:

Auditions will be held Saturday, August 1, 2015.  You must have a file created in the Band Office before the audition.  Your file must contain:  your resume, your photograph (not returned) and three letters of reference.  You are encouraged to send this now to:  Bowling Green State University Bands

1010 Moore Musical Arts Center
Bowling Green, OH  43403
Attention:  Sandy Stoots, Band Secretary

Auditions requirements:

  • A 1 baton twirling routine to your own music 1:30-2:00 minutes in length
  • A 2 and 3 baton twirling routine to your own music 1:00-1:30 minutes in length
  • Instruction for a march and dance group routine taught on the audition day
  • A positive attitude

If selected, you will move into your residence hall room (if living on campus fall semester) one week before fall semester classes for fundamentals week.  If at any time before this you decide you no longer wish to participate in marching band, please send an email to the band office at bgsubands@bgsu.edu.  Only then will your name be removed from the mailing list.

Please fill out this form so your name can be placed on the mailing list to receive a letter with audition details.  This information does not obligate you to audition.  If you have further questions, please contact the Band Office at bgsubands@bgsu.edu .

Drumline auditions are held in April, June and July, with the final audition occurring during Fundamentals Week.

Attention:  2015 prospective Falcon Marching Band Drumline members

The dates for the 2015 Falcon Marching Band Drumline audition sessions are on the following Saturdays:

April 25th
June 27th
July 25th

These clinic sessions will give you a chance to learn what it takes to be a member, and give you a chance to get to know the great people in the ensemble.  You are encouraged to attend all audition sessions because it gives us an opportunity to know you as a performer.

During each session, each section auditions together as a line and focuses on establishing the style and sound of the ensemble.  Continual growth as a musician is beneficial, so we look for that to take place from session to session.

The final audition will be held Sunday, August 16, 2015 prior to fundamentals week.  This audition will consist of two parts.  The first is an individual evaluation, followed by a final ensemble evaluation.  During the individual evaluation, students will be asked to perform specific musical selections.  These selections will be posted on the band website.

 If selected, you will move into your residence hall room (if living on campus fall semester) one week before fall semester classes for fundamentals week.  If at any time before this you decide you no longer wish to participate in marching band, please send an email to the band office at bgsubands@bgsu.edu.  Only then will your name be removed from the mailing list.

Please fill out this form so your name can be placed on the mailing list to receive a letter with audition details.  This information does not obligate you to audition.  If you have further questions, please contact the Band Office at bgsubands@bgsu.edu .

 

If you have questions about Band auditions, please call the Ensembles Office at 419-372-2186.