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Auditioning for UA Bands


All musicians must audition at the beginning of the fall semester for placement in the Symphonic, Concert or University Band and/or Symphony Orchestra.  Students at UA and Wayne campus are welcome to participate, regardless of academic major, in the School of Music ensembles.  For those musicians wishing to join a concert ensemble only for spring semester, contact the UA Bands at 330-972-6919 to arrange an audition in January – placement will be in whichever ensemble has an opening or in the University Band if no openings are available.

Fall Audition Dates: Monday – Thursday / August 28 - 31, 2017
Audition Times: Please see the schedule below – must schedule a time online
Audition Location: Guzzetta Recital Hall OR University Band Offices (Room 270 Guzzetta Hall) - see the schedule
NOTE: Percussion Auditions will be held in Room 09 (Guzzetta Hall)

Please note: For those students who wish to be considered for Band AND Orchestra, there will be a block of time specifically reserved for those auditioning for both ensembles (see Orchestra/Band on schedule below).  Please prepare the Band Audition & Orchestra Audition materials – you will only need to audition once to be considered for both ensembles.  For those students who wish to be considered ONLY for Band, sign up during one of the blocks of time listed below (Band ONLY).

Please sign up for one of the concert bands as soon as possible:

Symphonic Band – 7510:104-001-71629 / 604-001-71668 [grad]
Concert Band – 7510:125-001-72612 / 625-001- 722614 [grad]
University Band – 7510:128-801-72670 / 628-801-72671 [grad]

By signing up for one of these three ensembles you will be ensured of receiving important announcements, including the audition excerpts.  Students will be moved to the appropriate ensemble after the auditions.  Please check your UA email and/or Springboard for the ensemble you sign up for to receive audition excerpts.  Audition excerpts (hard-copies) will also be available outside the UA Band Office (Room 270 Guzzetta Hall) after August 1st.  If you have not yet received a copy of the audition excerpts, and are signed up for one of the ensembles listed above, please email Dr. Galen S. Karriker directly at

All wind players should prepare the bracketed excerpts attached to the Audition Letter.  You will also be asked to perform a brief sight-reading excerpt (TBA).  Percussionists should prepare all of the excerpts in the packet provided by Dr. Snider.  If you have questions regarding the percussion auditions please contact him directly at 330-972-6988 or

Please sign up for an audition by logging into Google Calendar via your UA Net ID and Password - make sure that your Google Calendar and computer's clock are set to EST.   On the day of your audition, please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled audition time.  Fill out the audition form and give that to the faculty prior to starting your audition.  For all other inquiries, please contact the band office at 330-972-6919.

Use the following link to access the Google Calendar to sign up for an audition:

Fall 2017 Concert Bands / Orchestra Audition Schedule

Please plan accordingly to be available to audition during the appropriate times.

Monday, Aug. 28
French Horns: (Orchestra/Band) 8:30 a.m. – 9:26 a.m. - Guzzetta Recital Hall (8)
French Horns: (Band ONLY) 9:35 a.m. – 10:59 a.m. - Guzzetta Recital Hall (12)
Trumpets: (Orchestra/Band) 11:10 a.m. – 11:52 a.m. - Guzzetta Recital Hall (6)
Trumpets: (Band ONLY) 12:00 p.m. – 2:06 p.m. - Guzzetta Recital Hall (18)
Clarinets: (Orchestra/Band) 2:15 p.m. – 3:11 p.m. - Guzzetta Recital Hall (8)
Clarinets: (Band ONLY) 3:30 p.m. – 5:06 p.m. - Room 270 (Band Office) (18)
Percussion: (Orchestra/Band) 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. - Room 09  (9)
Percussion: (Band ONLY) 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. - Room 09 (15)
Tuesday, Aug. 29
Bassoons: (Orchestra/Band) 8:30 a.m. – 9:12 a.m. - Guzzetta Recital Hall (6)
Bassoons: (Band ONLY) 9:15 a.m. – 10:11 a.m. - Guzzetta Recital Hall (8)
Tuba: (Orchestra/Band) 10:20 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. - Guzzetta Recital Hall (5)
Tuba: (Band ONLY) 11:00 a.m. – 12:17 p.m. - Guzzetta Recital Hall (10)
Euphoniums: (Band ONLY) 12:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. - Room 270 (Band Office) (15)
Oboes: (Orchestra/Band) 2:30 p.m. - 3:12 p.m. - Room 270 (Band Office) (6)
Oboes: (Band ONLY) 3:20 p.m. - 4:02 p.m. - Room 270 (Band Office) (6)
Wednesday, Aug. 30
Trombones: (Orchestra/Band) 8:00 a.m. – 8:35 a.m. - Guzzetta Recital Hall (5)
Trombones: (Band ONLY) 8:45 a.m. - 9:55 a.m. - Guzzetta Recital Hall (10)
Flutes: (Orchestra/Band) 10:10 a.m. - 11:06 a.m. - Guzzetta Recital Hall (8)
Flutes: (Band ONLY) 11:20 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. - Guzzetta Recital Hall (5)
Flutes: (Band ONLY) 1:00 p.m. - 2:21 p.m. - Guzzetta Recital Hall (13)
Saxophones: (Band ONLY) 3:00 p.m. - 5:48 p.m. - Room 270 (Band Office) (24)
Thursday, Aug. 31
String Bass: 9 a.m. – 9:35 a.m. - Room 270 (Band Office) (5)

Please make sure to check your UA email regularly for notifications and announcements.


It is not too late to join the 2017 edition of "Ohio's Pride," The University of Akron Marching Band!

Call or email Dr. Andrew D. Feyes - Director of the Marching Band - for more information: 330-972-6186 or

There are NO auditions for wind players and instruments are provided for mellophone, baritone and sousaphones.

There ARE auditions for the drumline, color guard and feature twirlers.  Equipment is provided for the drumline and color guard.  If you missed the auditions please contact Dr. Feyes at 330-972-6186 or

Please visit more information about the upcoming 2017 Marching Band and Blue and Gold Brass.


Audition Information for the 2017 - 18 Basketball Bands will be posted in late September 2017.

Stay tuned and check back for updates!