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Celebrating its 70th Anniversary in 2017, the NIB is open to all collegiate musicians, regardless of membership in the Fraternity or Sorority.
Guidelines for Application – Auditions open December 1, 2016
Applications may be submitted online (see below) or via hardcopy using this form and the directions below:
Submit a stereo CD with not less than 5 or more than 10 minutes of you performing at least two contrasting selections on your instrument. One selection should be technical in nature with enough tempo and complexity to demonstrate your facility. The other selection should be lyrical in a way that will demonstrate your musical sensitivity and phrasing. Percussionists should include performances on at least three instruments. (Timpani, snare drum and a mallet instrument are preferred.)
The recording should be unedited. It can be performed with or without accompaniment.
CDs must be clearly marked with your name, school, instrument(s) and compositions selected.
Application Form and CD must be postmarked by April 15, 2017 and sent to the National Headquarters.
You will be notified of your audition results by late May. If accepted, you will receive additional details and regular updates via email and social media.
The 2017 National Intercollegiate Band will rehearse Sunday, July 16 through Tuesday, July 18 and the concert will be Tuesday evening. Participants must be present by Noon on Sunday, July 16. You must be able to provide your own transportation and be available during the duration of rehearsals in order to be selected. If you have any questions or concerns with any part of these requirements contact National Headquarters of Kappa Kappa Psi & Tau Beta Sigma at (405) 372-2333.
Please do not audition unless you are positive you will be able to participate. If you drop out after you have been accepted, you may alter the balance of the ensemble or exclude another candidate from participating. Thanks so much for your cooperation.