​​Audition Requirements​​​

We are now accepting video auditions!

​​Contact the Band Office at 419-434-4774​ to schedule your audition.

Oiler Marching Band

  • ​There are no formal auditions for the Oiler Marching Band.
    • ​​Students are required to send a video of themselves playing something from their current ensemble (concert band music, Solo & Ensemble music, etc.) to be assessed for part placement.
    • ​​​​​Videos should be emailed to Dr. King at [email protected]
  • Drumline students will work with UF's Drumline Instructor to be placed on the Oiler Drumline.
  • Prospective twirlers and majorettes will work with UF's Majorette Instructor to be placed on the Oilerettes or to audition as a UF Feature Twirler.
  • Prospective color guard students will work with UF's Color Guard Instructor to be placed on the UF Color Guard line.​

Concert Band Scholarship Auditions:

  • Students may participate in the UF Symphonic Band without an audition.
  • Students wishing to pursue a UF Concert Band Scholarship (regardless of placement) and/or participation in the UF Wind Ensemble need to submit a recorded audition video by October 1, 2021.
    • ​Auditions include two prepared excerpts and a full-range chromatic scale. 
  • Students pursuing the Concert Band Scholarship need to fulfill three requirements: be signed up for the course, take a private lesson on their instrument, and complete the audition process. More information can be found here.

Jazz Ensemble Auditions:

  • Scholarships for Jazz Ensemble are limited. Students are required to audition using the same process as the Concert Band Scholarship auditions above. Students wishing to participate in both concert band and jazz ensemble only have to complete one audition.
  • Rhythm section students will set up separate auditions by emailing Dr. King at [email protected].
  • More information can be found here.

Oiler Pep Band:

  • Students currently in a band ensemble do not have to audition and should sign up for the course.
  • Students who have not previously participated in another UF ensemble need to submit a video recording of themselves playing something from their previous experience by December 1, 2021 to be considered for membership.

​​​Interested in becoming part of University of Findlay Bands?

Check out the links below to learn more!

Contact the Director:

Wes King

Director of Bands
University of Findlay
[email protected]