Audition Information


Students who are accepted to U of D Jesuit and wish to join the Symphonic/Marching Band, Jazz Band or String Orchestra must play an audition for the Music Director. Auditions must be completed before the beginning of the school year.

The audition includes:

  • Playing two or three scales on his instrument
  • Playing a short piece of music that allows him to showcase his skills
  • Sight reading
  • Percussionists must play both snare drum and xylophone

The entire process takes about 10 minutes. Students and their parents will be told if they are accepted into the program at the completion of the audition.

Students who do not qualify for the Symphonic Band may take Concert Band in its place. String students that don’t pass the audition may audition again the following year. (Note: Incoming Academy students are eligible to audition for the String Orchestra if they have at least two years of playing experience on the violin, viola, cello, or string bass.)

To set up an audition, please contact Mrs. Linkous.