Claire Larson, conductor

Carleton Symphony Band

MUSIC 189 – 1 credit per term, S/CR/NC; Arts Practice

Rehearsals: Mondays and Wednesdays (Full Ensemble) 4:00-5:30PM

Fridays (Full Ensemble) 3:30-5:00PM, Shackel Rehearsal Hall M126

The Carleton Symphony Band performs music from the standard band and wind ensemble repertoire as well as orchestral transcriptions. Recent performances include transcriptions of Holst’s The Planets and Orff’s Carmina Burana, as well as Mackey’s Sheltering Sky and Tower’s Celebration Fanfare. The band presents a formal concert each term and performs at Commencement. Open admission, placement by audition.


New Student Week Symphony Band Placement

Monday, Sept. 13, 2:00–5:00 pm  Shackel Hall M126

Placement into the symphony band may be done in person during New Student Week, or by video submission at any time. Sign up for an in-person audition. To arrange a video audition please contact TBD for details. 

Please prepare to perform 4 things:

  • Solo of your choice (any piece of music, may only be an excerpt)
  • Audition excerpts (shown on right)
  • Sightreading
  • Scales: Two octave chromatic scale from the bottom of your range to the top & back down

Auditions usually take about 10 minutes, and we try to make these as informal and “user friendly” as possible.  Still, good preparation always makes for a less-stressful audition experience, so we encourage you to come prepared!