FMB Outlines New Video Audition Procedure

FMB Audition Procedure for Woodwind and Brass Players Beginning March 17, 2020

Due to the change in MSU’s operational procedure, we will now only be accepting video submissions for the Fall 2020 Famous Maroon Band.  If you auditioned prior to March 17th, you do NOT have to audition again. This is just for high school seniors and community college transfers who have not yet auditioned.

Content for Woodwind and Brass Players

Your audition video should contain the following:

  • A short introduction of yourself (full name, high school or community college)
  • 5 major scales of your choice (two octaves where appropriate)
  • The chromatic scale (two octaves preferred)
  • Up to 2 minutes of prepared music demonstrating your best lyrical and technical abilities. Please do not play your high school fight song or your part from a band piece. Almost anything else is acceptable.

 Requirements for All Submissions

  • The entire video must be done in one, continuous, unedited take. In other words, do not turn the camera off between the different parts of the audition.
  • Your face and fingers/valves/slides must be visible at all times in the video.
  • A single PDF copy of the prepared music you play must be submitted with your audition.


  • Upload your video to YouTube as an “unlisted” video or to another file sharing service like Google Drive, Dropbox, or Box.
  • Secure a download link for the file that you can share with us. Please check to make sure that the permissions will allow us to view it!
  • Fill out the online application and provide all the information requested (including the link to your audition and the single PDF of your music). 
  • Submissions are being accepted now and will be accepted until Monday, April 6th at 5:00 pm CDT. You will be notified of your status within 2-3 weeks of your audition.

Guard and feature twirler procedures will be outlined soon. Continue checking our website and social media for details.

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Thank you for your patience as we all navigate these uncharted waters! Hail State!