Lauren Visel, 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 Shackel Rehearsal Hall M126

Fridays (Sectionals) 3:30-5:00PM, Shackel Rehearsal Hall, M126. Each student is required to attend approximately two sectionals per term; this schedule is distributed in advance.

The Carleton Symphony Band explores a wide range of repertoire culminating in a performance each term (three concerts in total each academic year). Most recent repertoire includes David Maslanka’s Give Us This Day, Katahj Copley’s Haywire, and select movements from Percy Grainger’s Lincolnshire Posy.


New Student Week Symphony Band Placement

Friday, Sept. 8, 1:30–4:00 pm  Kracum Performance Hall (Winds, Brass, Percussion)

Saturday, Sept. 9, 12:00–4:00 pm  Shackel Hall M126 (Winds, Brass, Percussion)

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 Lauren Visel 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!