How do I join the Ohio State Concert Bands?

Browse the Ensembles list at right to learn more about each band.

Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band and Collegiate Windsby audition. Auditions are open to ALL students enrolled at The Ohio State University, regardless of major.

Auditions for Spring 2020 will be held Sunday, Jan. 5 – Wednesday, Jan. 8.

Details below.

University Band — no audition required.

  • Register for the course. Undergraduate: Music 2204.04 | Graduate: Music 7204.04.
  • Placement auditions to seat the band will be held during the first week of class.

Audition Details

Auditions are required for Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Collegiate Winds

A note about Symphony Orchestra auditions. Brass, winds and percussion auditions for the Symphony Orchestra are conducted by the respective studio teachers in coordination with auditions for the Ohio State bands. Students playing these instruments will use the same audition resources as for bands.

Audition Resources

Downloadable audition packets with instructions, audition dates, times and locations, online sign-up information and required musical excerpts specific to each instrument are provided prior to each semester.

Audition packets for Spring 2020 are now available .

Visit Audition Instructions.


Contact Christopher Dent, administrative associate for concert bands