Commencement Band

Ron Rodman, conductor

MUSIC 189 – 1 credit per term, Arts Practice

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

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.

Auditions include scales, a prepared piece of your choice, sightreading, and the excerpt assigned to your instrument. Instrument-specific information is available for logged-in users.

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!