The Department of Music offers two wind band ensembles for student participation: Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble. Both groups are open to music majors and non-music majors alike. Selection is based on audition prior to or at the beginning of each semester. Each group performs two major concerts a semester as well as other occasional performances by invitation or as arranged. Involvement in either group awards one academic credit valid as an elective toward any degree program. Participation is open to players of any instruments listed in the Audition Music section below (most instruments are available for loan from the university if needed).
Music 123. An ensemble of more than 70 instrumentalists performing a wide variety of musical styles and literature, the Symphonic Band provides an ideal opportunity for staying actively involved in music-making and for meeting new friends from across the entire campus. The music is geared to be interesting and challenging to all involved.
Music 121. The Wind Ensemble is a group of approximately 50 players dedicated to performing the finest wind literature from every musical era. In addition to performing in the full group, the Wind Ensemble provides opportunities for chamber music playing by drawing smaller groups from within the total ensemble.
Fall 2021 Audition Information
Welcome to the 2021 edition of the UW Oshkosh Bands! To prepare for your ensemble audition, please do the following:
- Download the audition excerpts for your instrument.
- When you arrive on campus, sign up for an individual audition time slot during your designated instrument time block. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside room N121 in the A/C Building.
- If you can not attend an audition during your designated instrument block, please contact Dr. Otto as soon as possible to set up an individual audition time.
For more information about UW Oshkosh bands, please contact Dr. Devin Otto, Director of Bands at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, at (920) 424-7031 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.