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Wind Ensemble in Rehearsal 2

The Department of Music offers two wind band ensembles for student participation: Symphonic Band (Music 123) and Wind Ensemble (Music 121). Both groups are open to music majors and non-music majors alike. Selection is based on audition prior to or at the beginning of each semester. Each group performs two major concerts a semester as well as other occasional performances by invitation or as arranged. Involvement in either group carries one academic credit valid as an elective toward graduation in any degree program. Participation in either group is open to players of the following instruments (most instruments are available for loan from the university if needed):

Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, String Bass, Harp and Percussion.

The Symphonic Band is an ensemble of more than 70 instrumentalists and performs a wide variety of musical styles and literature geared to being musically interesting and challenging to all involved. It provides an ideal opportunity for staying actively involved in music-making and for meeting new friends from across the entire campus.

The Wind Ensemble is a group of approximately 50 players dedicated to performing the finest wind literature from music through to recently composed works. In addition to performance in the full group the Wind Ensemble provides opportunities for chamber music playing by drawing smaller groups from within the total ensemble.

Wind Ensemble in Rehearsal 1


Welcome to the 2017 edition of the UW Oshkosh Bands!  To prepare for your ensemble audition, please do the following:
- Download and print the audition information for your instrument (see below)
- Check the audition schedule for your instrument's designated audition time block (click here for schedule)
- When you arrive on campus, come to A/C building, room N14 to sign up for an audition time during your instrument block
- If you can not attend your designated instrument block, contact Dr. Otto as soon as possible to set up an individual audition time
- If you need to check out a university instrument, contact Dr. Otto as soon as possible to set up a meeting time to do so

I am looking forward to hearing you all play, and am excited to start making music with you as soon as possible!

-Dr. Otto


Fall 2017 Audition Music






Bass Clarinet

Saxophone - Alto & Bari

Saxophone - Tenor

French Horn



*Bass Trombone

Euphonium (BC)

*Baritone (TC)



*String Bass

*If you play an instrument that does not currently have a link to audition music, please email Dr. Devin Otto for assistance.

For more information please contact Dr. Devin Otto, Director of Bands at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, at (920) 424-7031 or by email


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