Spirit Requirements for Winds

Woodwind and Brass Auditions 2022-23

Information that follows is specific to the Spirit Band (Marching & Basketball). If you are interested in joining a Concert or Jazz Band, our Beginning Band for those that would like to learn to play, or to learn about other opportunities in the band program, email BearcatBands@ucmail.uc.edu or call 513-556-BAND to tell us about your interests and to introduce yourself.


  • A full-range chromatic scale
  • A prepared selection of your choice
    • We suggest a piece you have performed for solo and ensemble, an etude, or an excerpt that you used to audition for All State or a similar ensemble
  • The UC fight song, Cheer Cincinnati
  • The UC Alma Mater

Link to the required selections: CLICK HERE

Audition Submission Process

All prospective members are required to submit a video in one take of their performance of the requirements. Email a shareable link (cloud-based such as YouTube, Dropbox, or Google Drive) to BearcatBands@ucmail.uc.edu. Contact the Band Office at 513-556-BAND or by email with questions and to request the required selections. The priority deadline for audition submissions is Friday, July 15, 2022. If you are receiving this information after this date or have extenuating circumstances that prohibit sending a video, please email for assistance. We look forward to hearing from you!

Musicianship Survey

A survey to help us better gauge your understanding of music theory/general musicianship may be sent to you at a later date, but the result of this will have no bearing on your acceptance. It’s just for us to better get to know you as a musician.

Summer Camps

Summer Camps for Winds
Date Title Location Time
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 New Wind Members Preseason Camp begins Move into residence halls this morning & orientation/rehearsal at Rockwern Band Center on UC Main Campus plus adjacent athletic fields All day
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 Returning Wind Members Preseason Camp begins Same All day