Symphonic band performing on stage at Ferst Center for the Arts

Symphonic Band

Symphonic Band

The Symphonic Band is a dynamic, vibrant force for the advancement of our musical art here in the city of Atlanta. It has long been a haven for musical expression by some of the finest young musicians studying at Georgia Tech. The Georgia Tech Symphonic Band is comprised of 50-60 exceptional student musicians.

The group continues to grow with the vision of exploring the best of the Symphonic Band repertoire while realizing the limitless possibilities of winds in performance. Open by audition to the students of the Institute, the ensemble has much to celebrate in over one hundred years of band at Tech.

The Symphonic Band has established a reputation for excellence in musical performance. International performances have included global collaboration with both the University of Western Sydney and Avondale College during a performance tour of Australia in 2007. Chamber ensemble elements engaged the culture of Shanghai and Beijing, China in a performance tour during 2006. The Symphonic Band shared the stage with the Dublin Institute of Technology Wind Ensemble in Dublin, Ireland in 2001 in commemoration of St. Patrick’s Day.

Recent regional performances have included the College Band Directors’ National Association/National Band Association Southern Division Conference in 2002 and 2008 and the Georgia Music Educators’ Association In-Service Conference in 2006. New music has been composed for the ensemble by Donny Allen, Tom Bahler, Brian Balmages, Aldo Forte, Chris Moore, George Schneider, James David, and Gregory Youtz.

This ensemble is a group dedicated to musical excellence performing with the highest level of musicianship. The Symphonic Band performs on-campus concerts at the Robert Ferst Theater during the academic year, as well as performances at music conferences, conventions and festivals locally, regionally, and internationally. Students audition each semester for this outstanding ensemble.

The Symphonic Bands rehearse on Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00-6:15pm.

For more information, contact Benjamin Diden by email at benjamin.diden@music.gatech.edu or call 404-894-8951.

 

Audition Info

Audition Info
Fall 2023 Wind Audition

Audition Info
Fall 2023 Wind Audition

24SF Wind Audition Materials are now posted below - Submissions due Friday Aug. 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): https://forms.office.com/r/jSERg8db9g

   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

GT Laptop Orchestra, Concert Band, & Symphonic Band Concert Spring 2023

The Symphonic Band performs "Shoutout," by Roshanne Etezady.

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