Chicago Brass Band rehearsals move to Sunday evenings for the 2018-2019 season. The band currently has vacancies for all sections of the band. If you have considered auditioning for the Chicago Brass Band, now is the time!
Please send an email
with your interest to audition or any questions to:
Please send a video recording OR schedule a live audition with the Director.
1. IMEA scales. Breath after the 8th note when necessary; at least quarter = 100
2. Two contrasting own choice pieces, totalling 7-8 minutes. An electronic copy of your solo music is appreciated if the repertoire is outside the standard canon.
1. An excerpt, study/etude or solo that best demonstrates your skills on timpani and snare drum and mallet instrument
Substitute positions are always available.
Contact the Music Director to schedule an audition.
Typical Brass Band Instrumentation
Cornet - 4 Solos, 1 Repiano, 2 Seconds, 2 Thirds
Eb Soprano Cornet - 1
Flugel Horn - 1
Eb Tenor Horn - 1 Solo, 1 First, 1 Second
Bb Euphonium - 2
Bb Baritone - 1 First, 1 Second
Trombone - 1 First, 1 Second
Bass Trombone - 1
Eb Bass (Tuba) - 2
Bb Bass (Tuba) - 2
Percussion - 3
All brass instruments are notated in Treble Clef with the
exception of the Bass Trombone which is notated in Bass Clef
WHAT IS A BRASS BAND EXPLANATION
BRIEF HISTORY OF BRASS BANDING