Welcome to the audition sign-up page for DUBB, Durham University Big Band. Your audition will last approximately fifteen minutes; please arrive at 20 minutes in advance for your allocated audition time, you will be showed to a warm up room. The auditions will be held in the North Bailey practice rooms which can be found at 49 North Bailey, Durham, DH1 (opposite Hatfield College).
The audition will vary depending on instrument. Below is an outline of what each instrumental and vocal audition will entail:
– Horns: prepared piece, sight reading and improvisation.
– Rhythm: prepared piece, sight reading, improvisation and a comping exercise.
– Aux Percussion: prepared piece, sight reading, improvisation (if tuned) and comping (if not tuned).
– Vocalists: two prepared pieces of differing styles, sight-singing, aural tests and improvisation