Wind Ensemble: Although most members are music majors, there are no membership restrictions based on degree program. Wind Ensemble auditions take place during the first week of classes in the fall, and again in December. Audition music is pre-determined by the School of Music faculty and is available at the Band Office or by downloading it from this web site.
Symphonic Band: Symphonic Band auditions take place during the first week of classes in the fall, and again in December. Audition music can be obtained from the Band Office or by downloading it by downloading it from this web site.
Campus Bands: Camps Band Section 001 meets Tuesdays while Section 002 meets Thursdays. Both bands perform on a single concert and no audition is required. Just register for the class.
Cornhusker Marching Band: Candidates for the woodwind, brass and percussion sections must complete a two-part audition process. Playing auditions are held in the spring and consist of a prepared solo and major scales or rudiments. Students living outside of Nebraska's borders may submit a recorded audition (MP3 file or CD) for the first round, but all candidates must attend the second round of auditions on the UNL campus. The marching portion (second round) audition is held in August and consists of a two-day clinic followed by a group audition, which emphasizes fundamental marching skills. Candidates for the color guard (flag line) must complete a two-part audition process as well. Candidates are not required to choreograph routines. All audition materials, routines and music are provided and taught by the UNL band staff. Twirler auditions are held in the spring, and consist of original choreographed and impromptu routines. All members of the Cornhusker Marching Band must be enrolled as full-time students at UNL and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater.
Big Red Express: Each member of the Express receives a scholarship for the fall and spring semesters. Big Red Express auditions are open to all University students. Auditions may be scheduled in the spring (same dates as the marching band auditions) or during the first week of classes in August. All members of the Big Red Express must be enrolled as full-time students at UNL and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater.
Orchestra audition music is posted on the concert ensemble audition page.