Kansas State Brass Ensemble

The K-State Brass Ensemble is an elite university chamber ensemble that demands the highest level of musicianship from all of its members. The group is comprised of the finest Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, and Percussion performers at K-State. The Brass Ensemble has traveled to and performed in Germany, England, Greece, the Kansas Music Education Association's In-service Workshop, and in various community outreach concerts around Manhattan. Entry into the ensemble is granted through audition during the first week of classes every fall.

2014 - 2015 Audition Information

Winds: Auditions will be August 25th - August 27th. Auditions will include:

  • Excerpts from this year's literature (posted below)
  • A selection of scales
  • Sight Reading

The following excerpts are to be prepared at the designated tempo for your ensemble audition. You will also be asked to sight-read and play a few scales.

Please sign up for an audition time on the bulletin board outside the Band Office, McCain 226. Auditions will take place Monday-Thursaday, August 25th-27th.

Wind Audition Repertoire

Gustav Holst: Fugal Overture
J.P. Sousa: With Pleasure
Edward Green: Symphony for Band

Download Links

Audition Excerpt Instructions

Trumpet Music PDF

  • Holst: Play measures 40-52. Quarter=112
  • Sousa: Play measures 71-88. Quarter=120
  • Green: Play Movement 3, letter V-W. Half=80

Horn Music PDF

  • Holst: Play measures 9-12. Quarter=112
  • Sousa: Play measures 22-38. Quarter=120
  • Green: Play Movement 3, letter V-W. Half=80

Trombone Music PDF

  • Holst: Play measures 7-13. Quarter=112
  • Sousa: Play measures 22-38. Quarter=120
  • Green: Play Movement 4, letter EE-GG. Dotted Half=100 

Euphonium Music PDF 

  • Holst: Play measures 4-19. Quarter=112
  • Sousa: Play measures 21-38. Quarter=120
  • Green: Play Movement 4, letter I-K. Quarter=120

Tuba Music PDF 

  • Holst: Play measures 4-18. Quarter=112
  • Sousa: Play measures 22-38. Quarter=120
  • Green: Play Movement 4, letter I-K. Quarter=120 

Fall 2014 Rehearsal Schedule: 

Rehearsals are on Sundays from 7:30-9:30PM
(all rehearsals are held in McCain 201 unless otherwise noted)

Monday-Wednesday, August 25th-August 27th - Brass Ensemble Auditions
Sunday, August 31st - NO REHEARSAL (Labor Day)
Sunday, September 7th - NO REHEARSAL (State Fair)
Sunday, September 14th - Rehearsal #1
Sunday, September 21st - Rehearsal #2
Sunday, September 28th - Rehearsal #3
Sunday, October 5th - Rehearsal #4
Sunday, October 12th - NO REHEARSAL (CB/WS Concert)
Sunday, October 19th - Rehearsal #5
Sunday, October 26th - Rehearsal #6
Sunday, November 2nd - Rehearsal #7 - DAYLIGHT SAVINGS!!!
Sunday, November 9th - Rehearsal #8
Sunday, November 16th - Rehearsal #9
Sunday, November 23rd - NO REHEARSAL (Fall Break)
Sunday, November 30th - Dress Rehearsal (KSUMB Concert)
Tuesday, December 2nd - Concert #1 7:30PM McCain Auditorium

Fall 2014 Concert Repertoire:

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