Prospective Students

Concert Ensembles

Prospective students who are interested in joining one of the UGA Bands’ five concert ensembles must first be admitted to the university. Personnel for the Hodgson Wind Ensemble, the UGA Wind Symphony, and the UGA Symphonic Band (all of which meet in both Fall and Spring Semesters) are determined through audition at the beginning of each semester.

In addition, all university students regardless of major who are proficient on a wind or percussion instrument are welcome to register for and participate in Concert Band or University Band. For notification of upcoming concert ensemble auditions, please visit our website 4-6 weeks before the beginning of each semester.


Redcoat Band Wind Auditions

Redcoat Band participation is open to any admitted UGA student following a successful audition. Students may audition before they have received their official UGA acceptance. Those who major or minor in Music undergo different audition procedures than students in other areas of study.

Music Majors or Minors

Any first-year or transfer student who is accepted as a Music major or minor in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music on a wind instrument is automatically accepted for membership in the Redcoat Band if they wish to participate. Those students must email their intent to participate to Dr. Robinson at mcrob@uga.edu before May 1 in order to be guaranteed a position. A separate Redcoat Band audition is not necessary for wind instrumentalists who are accepted as Music major or minor.

If you wish to audition for the Hugh Hodgson School of Music as a Music major or minor, please click here for school admission requirements and audition information.

Non-Music Majors

It is NOT necessary to be a Music major or minor to be a Redcoat! In fact, nearly 70% of Redcoat Band members major in a field other than Music. Brass and woodwind players who want to be considered for membership should:

  1. Apply for Redcoat Band membership.
  2. Ask your director or other music teacher to complete the recommendation form we email them.
  3. Review the audition requirements, procedures, and frequently asked questions.
  4. Call or email after February 1 to schedule your audition. 2017 Audition Dates: Saturday, March 25 and Saturday, April 29.
  5. Perform your audition.

If you are unable to travel to campus for one of the audition dates, please contact our office to make other arrangements. See the complete 2017 Woodwinds and Brass Membership Audition Information for non-Music Major or Minors for more important information. 


Redcoat Band Percussion Auditions

Membership in the UGA Drumline (which includes battery and front ensemble) is determined by audition in the spring semester. 2017 Drumline audition information is forthcoming. 


Redcoat Band Auxiliary Auditions

Membership in the Redcoat Band Majorettes, Georgettes, and Flagline is determined by audition in April. 2017 audition information is forthcoming. The audition is open to current UGA students and those who have applied but have not yet been accepted to UGA.

If you have further questions about the audition procedures, please email ugabands@uga.edu.