Garter Band Auditions

2015-2016 Garter Band Audition Announcement

Auditions will be held at the School of Music on Tuesday, May 19 (room 140 – saxes and rhythm) and Thursday, May 21 (room 173 – brass).

Specific audition materials are linked below. Everyone auditioning should contact Anna Waite in the Band Office (bandadm@uoregon.edu) and plan to be at the auditions from 5:30pm until 10:30pm. If you have a class during that time, please let Anna know. Auditions will be grouped by instrument, so you will not need to be there the entire time. Specific times will be announced before May 16th. If you are an incoming student, you may send in a recording, but live auditions are encouraged. Please refer to the audition instruction sheet for complete details.

 

Scholarship: Green Garter Band members who meet all membership requirements receive a yearly scholarship of $6300. Yellow Garter Band members receive a $1350 yearly scholarship.

 

Eligibility: The Garter Bands are highly active groups with demanding performance schedules. To be eligible, you must be a full-time University of Oregon student. You must also be a member of the Oregon Marching Band and the Oregon Basketball Band. Green Garter Band members must have at least 1-year prior membership in the OMB; Yellow Garter Band members do not need prior membership. Garter Band obligations begin in September and may run into June each year.

 

Green Garter Band

The following positions are open for audition. Click on the position for audition materials:

Alto

Tenor

Baritone Sax

Trumpet 1

Trumpet 3

Mellophone

Lead Trombone

Bass Trombone

Bass

Drums

Yellow Garter Band

The following positions are open for audition. Click on the position for audition materials:

Alto

Baritone Sax

Trumpet 2

Trumpet 3

Mellophone

Bass Trombone

Bass

Depending on the outcome of GGB auditions, additional YGB positions may be open. If you are interested in one of these positions, should it open, it is recommended that you audition.

Tenor

Trumpet 1

Lead Trombone

Drums

About

Anna serves as the administrative coordinator to the band department, maintains calendars and schedules. She arranges lodging and transportation, assists with budget preparation, maintains bookkeeping records, and coordinates the Summer Music Camps @ UO. Anna has been a University of Oregon music student, Graduate Teaching Fellow, and most recently assisted in the music Undergraduate Office. While a student she performed with the Oregon Symphonic Band, the Oregon Wind Ensemble, the Eugene Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, and the Oregon Marching Band. She has worked as a music administrator, director and teacher in local schools.

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One comment on “Garter Band Auditions
  1. Delanie Montoya says:

    Anna, I am an incoming freshman from New Mexico. If I understand correctly I can audition for the Yellow Garter Band for drums in case position is available. I am unable to attend a live audition and would like to submit a recorded audition.
    Thank you, Delanie Montoya

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