University Bands

Ensemble Audition Process

For placement into the WIU bands that require auditions*, both incoming and returning students must audition during the first two days of each semester. Music can be obtained in advance by contacting Karla White ( or by seeing a studio professor on campus. Times for auditions are posted on this page, in the Browne Hall Lobby and outside of Sallee Hall rm 204. Auditions are "blind" meaning the adjudicators do not know who is auditioning until after all students' scores are ranked and assigned. One audition is all that is needed to place students in an ensemble suitable for their abilities. 

*Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, and Pep Band. (Note: University Band and Marching Band do not require entrance auditions)

Download Music for Ensemble Auditions

Download Music for Ensemble Auditions

Semester Audition Results

The Results will be posted on AUDITION RESULTS.

WIU School of Music/Music Major Audition Process

Please visit our  School of Music Audition Guideline  to learn about majoring in music at WIU.