Participation in the Wind Ensemble requires an audition at the start of the Fall semester.  All William & Mary students are eligible to audition and once accepted, will be able to register for their respective ensemble(s) on Banner.

Fall auditions for Wind Ensemble have concluded.  There may be limited openings for Spring 2021.   If  you are interested in auditioning or have questions, please contact Dr. Marcus at

At your audition, come prepared to perform:

1.    a short, lyrical piece of your choice

2.    excerpts for your instrument posted below (prepare the sections bracketed in red)

3.    sight reading

Chamber Winds Auditions

Students auditioning for the Wind Ensemble who wish to participate in a rich chamber music experience are invited to join the Chamber Winds. This performing ensemble is open to select Wind Ensemble musicians and rehearses on select Fridays from 4:00 – 5:00pm. The Chamber Winds’ repertoire focuses on ensemble music written for fewer than 15 players — including the great chamber works of Strauss, Dvořák, Stravinsky, Mozart, and others.

At the end of the audition period, students will be notified of audition results by email.

The 2020-2021 Audition excerpts are posted below!

Tuba  Euphonium Trombone Trumpet  Horn

Flute  Oboe Bassoon Bb Clarinet
Bass Clarinet  Alto Sax  Tenor Sax  Bari Sax

Mallets Timpani Snare Drum

(percussion: for your audition, choose any and all instruments for which you would like to be considered)

String Bass