Concert band flute section performs on stage

Concert Band

Concert Band

The Concert Band, under the direction of Professor Benjamin Diden, consists of 55-70 players who perform the masterworks of wind literature designed for the rich sonorities of an expanded instrumentation. The Concert Band provides ensemble performance experiences in a wide range of musical styles and periods for all students. The music performed in these organizations varies from semester to semester and is selected to provide a challenging opportunity for musical growth.

By rehearsing and performing at the highest possible level of artistry, each student will be challenged to improve his/her individual musicianship and ensemble skills. The highest quality repertoire for wind instruments will be the core of the curriculum, allowing for a wide variety in the musical, educational, and philosophical foundations of the course.

The Concert Band rehearses on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:45pm.

Interested in joining the Concert Band? Contact Benjamin Diden at


Audition Info

24F Wind Audition Materials are posted below - Submissions due Friday August 16th at 3pm EST.

Fall 2024: All wind students (new and returning) must take the audition and be placed into ensembles based on your audition results and scheduling availability.


All wind players audition together and are placed into ensembles based on their audition results and schedule. Please note that we only take orchestra wind players in the spring semester if we have spots open. All students are encouraged to sign up for the class first in order to receive announcements. You can also wait until after the audition results are released to register, or to change your registration accordingly then during Phase II registration.

Please fill out the ensemble availability form and submit your audition video(s):

   1) You can upload in one or multiple files, but if using multiple files, please put everything in one folder with your name

   2) Use the following format to save your files for submission: Firstname_Lastname_Instrument

   3) Auditions will consist of:

  • 3 chromatically adjacent scales
  • Chromatic scale- full range
  • Prepared Music -- to audition for Concert Band, you only need to prepare excerpt #1. For Symphonic Band and Orchestra, you must prepare excerpts #2 and #3 (download below)


24F Wind Audition Info - READ FIRST!!

24F Brass

24F Woodwinds

24F Piano

Contact Professor BJ Diden if you have questions about the wind excerpts and how the auditions work.

Recent Performance Videos

New Music Ensemble, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band Spring Concert

The Concert Band performs Kevin Day's "Deep Blue," a southeastern premiere.

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More Concert Videos

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