Winter Festival Application Information


2018 Winter Festival Application Instructions

High school sophomores, juniors and seniors in good standing are eligible to audition for the Winter Festival.

The Winter Festival application forms will be activated on September 1, 2017. All candidates must start an application form prior to midnight on November 22, 2017. Applications started before the deadline may be completed prior to midnight on November 28, 2017. Applications may not be started after November 22, 2017.

The Winter Festival application form is posted on an application web site run by the SlideRoom company. It is a secure site designed to protect your personal information. It is NOT a division of the University of Nebraska.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. It is the applicant's responsibility to complete the application process. Reminders to complete the process will not be sent.

The submission fee is paid to SlideRoom and will appear as such on your credit card statement.


Call the Band Office at 402/472-2505 or send an email to band@unl.edu if you have any questions about the Winter Festival event.

Questions regarding Winter Festival music should be directed to the Wind and Percussion faculty. You can check out their web pages by clicking on the appropriate link below.

We cannot extend the Winter Festival application deadline.

The Application Site

It is best if the PARENT or GUARDIAN assists the student to create a Slide Room account because emergency contact information and a credit card are required. It is extremely important to remember the password that you use to create your account so that the student can return to the form. The form is quite easy to use so feel free to log on and start an application. You can edit your answers, stop and come back later, add your recording at another time, until you click the submit button.

Please note that recording files must be no larger than 30 MB and we encourage you to use the mp3 format to ensure that the reviewers will be able to open your file.

SlideRoom has an excellent help page that can guide you through the creation of an account if you are new to this application process. Check out the page by clicking on the button below.

Go to SlideRoom Help


The Winter Festival for Winds and Percussion application form is found on the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts SlideRoom page. Click on the button below and choose the appropriate Winter Festival application form listed on that site: GKSOM-Winter Festival Brass - 2018; GKSOM-Winter Festival Percussion - 2018; or GKSOM-Winter Festival Woodwinds - 2018.

Go to the Winter Festival Application form


Have questions about the Winter Festival?

Contact the Band Office at 402/472-2505.