Audition for Band

Interested in Band at Luther?  

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

  • Concert Band is Luther’s flagship band ensemble and is 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 is 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.

Band Audition Information for Fall 2023:

  • Band placement auditions/assessment will take place Tuesday, August 29 – Friday, September 1.
  • Audition/assessment excerpts for fall 2023 are available for download at this link.
  • 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.
  • You can find the audition dates, schedule, and locations posted on Dr. Near’s bulletin board/office door (Jenson-Noble 168) beginning Monday, August 28. Please add your name to the list to secure your audition slot/time.

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, Director of Bands, or your studio professor.