Band Auditions

A student playing the trumpet with a mask and trumpet bell cover.

General information for ALL students with interest in band:

There are two bands to play in at Luther that are open to all class years and majors:

  • Concert Band: Luther's principle band ensemble, one of the oldest touring concert bands in the nation.
    • Placement into Concert Band requires an audition. Details regarding the audition and excerpts can be found below.
  • Symphonic Band: Luther’s secondary band ensemble, comprised of outstanding musicians from all over campus.
    • Placement into Symphonic Band requires a chair-placement assessment. Details regarding the chair-placement assessment can be found below.

Auditions will take place for membership in any of the three ensembles and sign-ups will be posted on the Band Room door - audition dates and more information are below:

  • Band placement auditions/assessment will take place August 31 - September 2.
  • Audition/assessment excerpts are currently available here.
  • Students who plan to audition for Concert Band and/or placement into Symphonic Band should prepare the appropriate excerpts. Students may be asked to sight read as part of their audition. 

Full ensemble rehearsals will begin the first week of September. Detailed rehearsal schedules will be available in the coming months.

Questions? Please contact Cory Near, interim director of bands.  

Flute players in concert with the Concert Band

Audition excerpts for Concert Band and Symphonic Band can be found here.