Announcements for 2013
NEW MEMBERS: Auditions for the 2013 Campus Band will be held on Monday January 14 from 7 - 8 pm in Room 204 of the Moody Music Building. The audition is only for seating and part placement, everyone is admitted into the Campus Band. Members of the Fall 2012 band do not need to audition again.
RETURNING MEMBERS: We strongly encourage you to register for Campus Band as a class for the spring term! See below to find out which class to register for! Class registration is not required, however, a $25 participation fee will be charged for participation for members who are not in the official class roster.
REHEARSAL SCHEDULE: We will rehearse every Monday from January 14 - April 22 from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. We will not meet during the UA Spring Break (3.25.2013).
About the Campus Band.
If you're an experienced brass musician, woodwind player or percussionist, the UA Campus Band has an open chair waiting for you! The Campus Band features around 80 musicians - mostly university students and community members - who really like to play band music. Our motto is maximum music making with minimal rehearsal. So we only meet one evening per week and put on a concert near the end of every semester!
What is the purpose of the UA Campus Band?
The Campus Band is designed to provide opportunities for musicians at UA, Shelton, and in the Tuscaloosa community to play quality band literature in formal concert settings. Our aim is to add to the cultural opportunities available to the citizens of Tuscaloosa and the surrounding areas by providing audiences with programs containing a wide variety of band music that is accessible and enjoyable to hear.
When does the Campus Band rehearse?
Founded in 2005, the band performs two formal concerts during its regular season. The “season” begins on Monday, January 14, 2013 at 7:30 pm in Room 204 of the Moody Music Building with a basic seating audition. The band regularly meets on Monday nights from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm.
Is there an audition?
Yes, but don’t worry if you are rusty! Membership in the band is available only through a simple seating audition.
Join the UA Campus Band
What do I play for the audition?
Please prepare a short one to two minute piece (you decide) and two major scales ascending and descending (concert B-flat and concert E-flat are preferred).
Download a scale sheet
Download a free solo to play
Where are the auditions?
Seating auditions will be held at the Frank Moody Music Building found on the eastern edge of the University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa, on University Boulevard. When you get to the School of Music go to the second floor (Room 204) to warm up and check in.
Will it cost anything to participate?
For UA students if you enroll in the Campus Band (MUA 169/269/369/469/569-015) there is no fee, otherwise, there is a small (tax-deductible) fee to participate. The cost is only $25 for the entire year!
If I am a UA student can I take Campus Band for course credit?
If you are a student at the University of Alabama, you may opt to take Campus Band as a class (look for Section 15 of either MUA 169, 269, 369, 469, or MUA 569). Students that register for the class do not need to pay the participation fee. Sign up to audition!