Wind Preliminary Audition
Students auditioning for any of the woodwind or brass sections of Longhorn Band must complete a preliminary audition by submitting a video online. Please record yourself performing all the audition material. We prefer that your audition video be either one continuous video, or if filmed in multiple takes, edited together as one long video.
Deadline: August 1, 2020
If you do not have access to an instrument for this video audition, please notate that on your Prospective Member Audition Form and also let our office staff know by emailing them at email@example.com.
Your preliminary audition consists of:
– 6 major scales (G, F, E-flat, D-flat, B-flat, A; all concert pitch)
– Full-range chromatic scale
– Brief lyrical excerpt of your choice
– Brief technical excerpt of your choice
Chances of making LHB
Each year the Longhorn Band is comprised of approximately 380 band members. Both returning and prospective new band members must audition for the band every year, so your chances of becoming a member of the Longhorn Band are in large measure decided by your positive attitude and your willingness to work hard!
During the fall semester, the Longhorn Band rehearses three times each week: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 6:30-8:30 PM for a total of six hours, and and meets five hours on Saturday before kickoff. During the spring semester, band members perform in either a concert band or a jazz ensemble that meets twice a week for a total of three hours. Most members find that the time commitment is not nearly as demanding as their high school marching band!
The Longhorn Band is a 1 credit hour ensemble course in the Butler School of Music. Register during orientation or the first week of classes.
Cost of membership
Minimal! We are fortunate to receive generous support from The University that covers all of our major expenses during the season. Band members are provided with uniforms, large instruments, and music. Through the band, members will purchase a set of Nike travel and rehearsal attire that is theirs to keep.