Membership is by audition and is open to all UL students, regardless of major. Stipends and housing waivers may be available for qualified students, and you earn course credit for participation.
Auditions for Wind Ensemble take place in August. Sign-up sheets are posted on the band room bulletin board two weeks before band camp, three weeks before school starts.
If you are also a member of the Pride of Acadiana, you can audition the week before band camp or during band camp. Members also interested in Jazz Ensemble should visit our Jazz Ensemble audition requirements.
Some notes about the auditions:
- Late auditions are for special cases only.
- All members of the Wind Ensemble must re-audition each year.
- Membership in the Wind Ensemble extends through the entire year, except for December graduates and student-teachers.
- E-mail Dr. Hochkeppel to schedule a special appointment audition if you cannot make the posted times available.
Auditions for Music Majors
When you submit your Audition/Scholarship Application Form, which you can find with the audition requirements, be sure to check Wind Ensemble in the Ensemble Interest section.
To find out about specific requirements for your instruments view the audition requirements for music majors.
Auditions for Non-Music Majors
Anyone is welcome to become a member of the Wind Ensemble, regardless of their major.
To set up your audition, please call the band department at 337-482-5157.
The audition requirements are the same as for music majors, except that you can bring your scale sheet to the audition.
Classes & Rehearsals
Rehearsal times are Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. with alternate Wednesday evening rehearsals from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
If you are accepted into the Wind Ensemble, register for course AMUS 155 (if you're in junior division) or AMUS 355 (if you're in upper division).