Woodwind/Brass Audition Information


Incoming (New) Non-Music Majors

Preparation and Submission of Required Audition Music

 **You may audition on a concert or marching instrument. Please note that the LMB only marches piccolos and all accepted members must provide their own piccolo.

A. Record one (1) "unlisted" Youtube video or other site (that does not require a password to view) that contains two (2) parts:

  1. Facing the camera, play the "LMB Woodwind/Brass Audition Music" (total of 4 songs) posted below. Play each song, in order, and demonstrate correct tempos (see tempo for each song below), styles, articulations, dynamics, and observance all rests (short or extended). The music does not have to be memorized for the audition video.
  2. Your Bb Concert Scale beginning with your lowest concert Bb and continuing as high as you can play without descending. Please play your Bb Concert Scale in half notes at a tempo of Quarter Note = 100

B. Submit the link to the video on the "Online Woodwind/Brass Audition Form"

Audition Form Deadline

July 15

Online Woodwind/Brass Audition Form

After you have uploaded your video for viewing, please complete the "Online Woodwind/Brass Audition Form" by clicking the button below.

Online Woodwind/Brass Audition Form

Notification of Acceptance
Notification of acceptance into the LMB and part assignments will be made on June 4th.

**All accepted members must register for MUS 107 (marching band). This is a one (1) credit class.
**Full-time students at area colleges/universities may audition. Accepted members not attending GVSU will have to pay $120 for a GVSU parking pass.


All LMB Returners

Preparation and Submission of Required Audition Music

 **You may audition on a concert or marching instrument. Please note that the LMB only marches piccolos and all accepted members must provide their own piccolo.

A. Record one (1) "unlisted" Youtube video or other site (that does not require a password to view) that contains two (2) parts:

  1. Facing the camera, play the "LMB Woodwind/Brass Audition Music" (total of 4 songs) posted below. Play each song, in order, and demonstrate correct tempos (see tempo for each song below), styles, articulations, dynamics, and observance all rests (short or extended). The music does not have to be memorized for the audition video.
  2. Your Bb Concert Scale beginning with your lowest concert Bb and continuing as high as you can play without descending. Please play your Bb Concert Scale in half notes at a tempo of Quarter Note = 100

B. Submit the link to the video on the "Online Woodwind/Brass Audition Form"

Audition Form Deadline

April 1

Online Woodwind/Brass Audition Form

After you have uploaded your video for viewing, please complete the "Online Woodwind/Brass Audition Form" by clicking the button below.

Online Woodwind/Brass Audition Form

Notification of Acceptance
Notification of acceptance into the LMB and part assignments will be made on April 4th.

**All accepted members must register for MUS 107 (marching band). This is a one (1) credit class.
**Full-time students at area colleges/universities may audition. Accepted members not attending GVSU will have to pay $120 for a GVSU parking pass.


Required LMB Woodwind/Brass Audition Music

*Any person auditioning on Piccolo, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, or Baritone may chose 1st or 2nd parts or upper/lower notes when divided.
*Part assignments will be made with the announcement of auditions results.

LMB Woodwind/Brass Audition Music Tempos:

  • Pregame A (half note=140)
  • Alma Mater (quarter note=88)
  • Pregame C (half note=104)
  • GVSU Fight Song (half note=140) 

Piccolo Clarinet Alto Saxophone Tenor Saxophone

Mellophone Trumpet 1 Trumpet 2 Trombone 

Treble Clef Baritone Bass Clef Baritone Sousaphone


Incoming (New) Music Majors

Those auditioning for entrance into the GVSU Music Department as music majors must schedule their audition through the Music Office. More information concerning dates and auditions can be found at www.gvsu.edu/music. Your audition will count as an audition for the Laker Marching Band.


**GVSU provides instruments ONLY for the following: Mellophone, Baritone, and Sousaphone.

If you would like to get more information about the Laker Marching Band, please contact the Band Office at (616) 331-2942 or at gvsulmb@gvsu.edu. Please leave a voicemail if your call is not answered!



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