Spirit Requirements for Winds

Woodwind and Brass Auditions 2023-24

Information that follows is specific to the Spirit Band (Marching & Basketball). If you are interested in joining a Concert or Jazz Band, 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


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.

In the alternative, you are invited to visit us in person and perform your audition live. Contact the Band Office at 513-556-BAND or by email with questions or to schedule an on-campus visit.


The priority deadline for audition submissions is Friday, July 14, 2023. If you are receiving this information after this date or have extenuating circumstances that prohibit sending a video, please email for assistance. There are still opportunities to join. 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 8, 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 9, 2023 Returning Wind Members Preseason Camp begins Same All day