Kansas State Wind Symphony
As the newest ensemble in the K-State Bands, this group boasts the talents of our Music Majors and gifted non-music majors. Students are exposed to challenging literature and standards of the repertoire.
KSU Concert Bands 2015 - (Wind Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Concert Band, Brass Ensemble)
Instrumental Ensemble Auditions - August 24th - August 26th, See audition schedule below.
Please sign up for an audition time at the McCain 226 Bulletin Board.
If you have any questions, please email Dr. Tracz at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 785-532-3816
Auditions in McCain 226. If you are receiving a scholarship from the K-State Bands, you must make either Wind Ensemble or Wind Symphony to retain that scholarship. Good luck with your practicing!
Audition Requirements: Please find, print, and prepare your instrument's part on the corresponding PDFs online at:
Please prepare the requested measure range for each work. Major Scales and Sight Reading will also be asked.
Percussionists - please email Dr. Gartner (email@example.com) for percussion audition music and audition information.
Monday, August 24
12:30 - 2:00pm Oboes + Bassoons
3:30 - 6:00pm - Percussion (audition in McCain 201) - (Non Music Majors and Music Minors email/see Dr. Gartner, firstname.lastname@example.org - McCain 130)
3:30 - 5:00pm - Flute/Piccolo
Flute/Piccolo Excerpts - Honey Boys - M.63-78, met:120, Winter Ricercar - Beg. - M. 19
5:00 - 7:00pm - Clarinets/Bass Clarinet
Clarinet Excerpts - Honey Boys - M. 63 - 78, met:120, Winter Ricercar - Beg. - M.19
Bass Clarinet Excerpts - Black Dog M. 148-168, met:120, Irish Tune - M.1 - M.16
7:00 - 7:30pm : Break
7:30 - 9:30pm - Saxophones
(Everyone must audition on Alto Saxophone)
Saxophone Excerpts - Black Dog M.160 - M.190, met:120, Winter Ricercar - M.1 - 19
Tuesday, August 25
6:00 - 7:15pm - Low Brass (Tuba/Euphonium)
Euphonium Excerpts - Honey Boys M. 95 - End, met: 120, Black Dog M.148 - M. 149, M.165-M.166, M.194-197, Schuman - M.60 - M. 80
(TC Euphonium prepare trumpet parts)
Tuba Excerpts - Honey Boys M.95 - End, met:120, Black Dog M. 148 - 168, met:120, Lincolnshire Posy M.51 - M.67
7:15 - 7:45 : Break
7:45 - 9:00pm -Horns
Horn Excerpts - El Camino Real M. 89 - M.110, Met: 156, Winter Ricercar M.1 - 19
Wednesday, August 26
12:30 - 1:50pm - Trombones
Trombone Excerpts - Honey Boys M. 1 - M.22, met:120, Black Dog M. 148 - End, met:120, Bordogni Etude - entire etude
3:30 - 6:00pm - Trumpet
Trumpet Excerpts - Honey Boys M.63 - M.78, met:120, Winter Ricercar - M.5 - 19
2015-2016 Concert Schedule
October 21, 2015
Variations on a Korean Folk Song - Chance
December 3, 2015
Smetana Fanfare - Husa
March 8, 2016
Ecstatic Fanfare - Bryant
|May 1, 2016|
Flute Concerto - TBA (Chamber)