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Auditions

2024 Winds Online Music Auditions

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for the award winning Goin' Band from Raiderland. The program seeks students who are actively engaged in making positive contributions through music and service. Below you will find general information about the Goin' Band and detailed information on the online music audition process. 

Online Music Submission Link

Use the following link when you are ready to submit your online music audition.

2024 Goin' Band Music Audition Submission Link

Audition Submission Deadlines

  • Friday, May 3 for prior Goin' Band members
  • Friday, May 10 for new prospective Goin' Band members

Audition Results

Evaluation of music audition submissions will not begin until after the final May 10 submission date. Audition results will be sent via email starting on June 1. 

Class Time / Rehearsals

The Goin' Band rehearses every day in the fall: M/W/F 12:00pm-12:50pm and T/R 12:30pm-1:50pm. The band also rehearses Thursday nights at the football stadium the week of a home football game. The drum line has an additional class meeting time on M/W/F 11:00am-11:50am. Attendance is required at all rehearsals and performances. Class conflicts can often be resolved through advanced planning and communication and should not deter you from auditioning.

Participation Requirements and Enrollment Information

You must be a student enrolled at Texas Tech University. Enrollment in one of the following course levels is required:

  • CRN 15745 – MUEN 3103:201 (winds and guard)
  • CRN 41601 – MUEN 1103:301 (percussionists)
  • CRN 15754 – MUEN 3103:204 (Drum Line Class Only)

Who needs to audition?

  • All new and returning members are required to audition. Percussionists will complete their audition in person at Summer Band (August 10, 2024).
  • FRESHMAN MUSIC MAJORS PLEASE NOTE
    • All music education majors are required to take two years of Goin' Band. The Goin' Band audition process is separate from the School of Music admission/scholarship audition. You must prepare the Goin' Band audition to earn a spot in the marching band and to earn this important degree credit.

YouTube Video Details

  • YouTube auditions must be recorded in a single take – edited or segmented videos will be disqualified.
  • Your face and fingers/valve/slides must be visible at all times in the video.
  • Specialized instruments may use more common instruments for their audition. 
    • Piccolos may audition on Flute
    • Mellophones may audition on Horn
    • Baritones may audition on Euphonium/Concert Baritone
    • Sousaphones may audition on Tuba
  • There is a separate audition for those wanting to be considered for a Goin' Band Scholarship. Refer to the scholarship page for details.
  • The links below provide help for uploading videos on YouTube and changing your privacy settings so that your video is "unlisted". DO NOT set your video to "private".

YouTube Help: Upload Videos

YouTube Help: Change Video Privacy Settings

  • Test the video link before submission. Log out of YouTube and send the link to a second email address or to a family member to ensure the video link is viewable.
  • Once you confirmed your link is working, submit your audition by your respective deadline: May 1, 2024 at 11:59pm for returning members, and May 10 at 11:59pm for new members. The submission link is at the top of this webpage.

Percussion Audition Info

2023 ZiT Audition Information Packet

Auditions for the 2024 ZiT Drum Line will occur in person during Summer Band in August. We march only battery on-field percussion (no front ensemble). Audition information for the 2024 drum line will be available by June 1. The ZiT Audition Information Packet above includes last year's audition information. Those interested in auditioning for the 2024 drum line can use the packet as a reference until the new audition material is posted. 

Contact Dr. Rogers for any questions regarding ZiT auditions. 

Court Jesters Indoor Athletic Band

Court Jesters is our indoor athletic band that performs at all home basketball games for the Red Raiders and Lady Raiders and at select Lady Raider volleyball games. Your Goin' Band audition will double as your Court Jesters audition. Students who are interested in auditioning for Court Jesters, but are not auditioning for the Goin' Band, must schedule a separate audition at the start of the fall semester. Please contact the Goin' Band office via email to schedule an audition. 

Goin' Band 2024 Winds Audition Music

Percussion audition music will be updated by June 1, 2024