How to Join the Concert Bands

band student playing trumpet

1 - Fill out an Interest Form (be sure to select Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band at the bottom).

This form gives us your contact information and some basic facts about you that will allow us to keep you updated on important dates and information. You do not need to be a senior to fill out an interest form!

2 - Apply for admission to the University of Nevada, Reno.

  • For incoming University of Nevada Students: Applications for all majors can be accessed through the "Apply Now" tab on the right side of this page (music majors must take a few additional steps).
  • For non-University of Nevada Students: It is still possible for you to participate in the concert bands! Simply follow the steps for Nondegree students at the "Apply Now" tab on the right side of this page. Contact Dr. Reed Chamberlin if you have questions.

3 - Audition.
Members of the Wind Ensemble and Concert Winds must complete an audition. Auditions for fall semester are held the first two days of the semester, auditions for spring semester are held in November each year. All audition information will be posted to www.unr.edu/band well in advance of auditions. There's a place for everyone in the University of Nevada Bands! Whatever your skill level, we have a place for you, so do not let the audition stress you out!