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Audition Instructions & Materials

Below are links to the application form, director’s recommendation, audition materials, and BYU Box account to upload your audition recording.

The application form and director’s recommendation can be submitted at any time between now and the May 1 deadline.

Formal Application Form

Begin the audition process by filling out the application form by clicking on the button below. This form is different from the intent to audition form and helps the director learn more about your musical and leadership experiences. If you forget an item or wish to add more content, please email the Band Office at band-office@byu.edu or you may submit the form again.

Director’s Recommendation

Send recommendation form link to your band director to submit (click button below to go to form and then copy the URL. You will receive a confirmation email from the Band Office notifying you when your director has submitted the form.

Audition Materials

Materials are password protected. Passwords will be emailed beginning March 1 to applicants who have submitted a preliminary application form here.

piccolo player standing at attention

Woodwinds

Piccolo

The Cougar Marching Band uses piccolos, however, you may audition using either a piccolo or a flute.

Clarinet

The Cougar Marching Band uses B-flat clarinets. They do not march bass clarinets or E-flat clarinets.

Alto Sax

The Cougar Marching Band uses alto and tenor saxes. Bari saxes are not used except for the ROC (pep) bands.

Tenor Sax

The Cougar Marching Band uses alto and tenor saxes. Bari saxes are not used except for ROC (pep) bands.

Brass

French Horn/Mellophone

The Cougar Marching Band uses marching French horns.

You may audition using a marching or concert horn or a mellophone.

Trumpet

Trombone

Baritone TC

Baritone BC

Tuba

snare drum player marching in a parade

Drumline

Snare/Bass/Cymbals

REMINDER: Everyone auditioning for the drumline is required to audition on snare using the snare materials.

Snare Listening Exercise

Tenors

REMINDER: Everyone auditioning for the drumline is required to audition on snare using the snare materials. Auditioning for tenors is in ADDITION to your audition on snare.

Tenors Listening Exercise

Auditions Due May 1st

Positions are awarded as qualified players audition and announcements of membership and scholarship awards will be sent after May 15. Color Guard members will receive acceptance a few weeks after the audition. Please be considerate and patient, as we receive between 350-400 applications for the band each year. Some notifications may be sent as late as June 1 depending on the number of auditions received.

Additional audition recordings will be accepted until the band is completely staffed, but those who audition late have a much lower chance of getting a position. We urge prospective members to audition as soon as possible.

As you receive notification of acceptance into the band, you can register for the marching band class (Music 322R, Section 1). Registration is through MyMap on your myBYU account.

Upload Audition to BYU Box Account

Upload your audition file to http://box.byu.edu by May 1.  The Band Office secretary will send an email invitation to a shared folder to use for your audition files.

For students deferring for OR returning from a mission:  BYU Box accounts are not available for students until they are enrolled in a semester.  Please email your audition files to band-office@byu.edu. You may also upload the files to another cloud service (Google Drive, Dropbox, etc) and share a folder with the Band Office.

If you have any questions about your audition or anything else please see the frequently asked questions or send us a message.

Contact

BYU Cougar Marching Band
E-485 Harris Fine Arts Center
Provo, Utah 84602
801-422-2510

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