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Ensemble Chair Auditions


All students who have been accepted into our concert ensembles are required to complete a chair placement audition. Student requirements and instructions for the auditions are specifically outlined in the links below. Please note that those students who wish to audition on Piccolo, English Horn, or Eb Clarinet, must also prepare the Flute, Oboe, and Bb Clarinet audition music respectively. Please note that USF will not provide these additional color instruments, so if you plan to audition for these areas you must bring you school instrument with you. 


Auditions for the 2018 Festival of Winds are being processed electronically. All participants are required to submit ONE complete video audition by Friday, November 16, 2018. The student music be clearly visible throughout the entire playing of the audition material and the highest quality audio/video recording is encouraged as these auditions determine your chair placement within our ensembles. Once you have successfully recorded your audition, students/directors are required to upload the video to YouTube (make sure it is marked for public viewing) and email the link to fow@usf.edu. Important details for your email submission are as follows:


  • Email Subject: FOW 2018 Chair Audition
  • Email Body: School Name, Student Name, Instrument, Band Director Name, Video YouTube Link


Students are encouraged to have their Band Director assist them with the audition process. Please be sure to follow the instructions accurately on each of the sheets listed below! Multiple videos will not be accepted from students. Those students who do not submit their video audition by 11:59pm on Friday, November 16, 2018, will automatically be placed last chair in an ensemble. Remember: Emails are timed stamped, so be sure you are responsible and get your video submitted earlier rather than later. Good Luck!



Audition Music


Piccolo Trumpet

Flute French Horn

Oboe Trombone

English Horn Bass Trombone

Bassoon Euphonium

Eb Clarinet Tuba

Bb Clarinet String Bass

Bass Clarinet                     Percussion

Alto Saxophone

Tenor Saxophone

Bari Saxophone