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Flute Audition Instructions

The Mustang Band primarily marches flutes, with a select few chosen to perform on piccolo. (Piccolo performers are selected by audition during Band Camp.) Therefore, we ask that you please record your performance on flute.

To audition on flute, please submit a video recording of the following:

  1. Chromatic Scale 3 Octaves C to C
  2. Any 2 selections from the Flute Packet


  • At the beginning of your video, state the following information for the camera:
    • Your first and last name
    • The make and model of the instrument you are using for the audition
    • The name (or description) of the excerpts you are performing
  • Please stand, unless you currently have an injury which prevents you from doing so.
  • Ensure that the Video frame includes your face, hands and instrument throughout the recording.
  • Only edit video BETWEEN excerpts, but not WITHIN excerpts.

Final Thoughts

If you have not done so already, please be sure to fill out our Online Interest Form. Also, please review our Band Camp Information, Marching Shoes Ordering Information, and our list of Frequently Asked Questions.

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Would you like to know more?

All prospective and current Cal Poly students interested in joining the Mustang Band should fill out our Online Interest Form.

We enjoy meeting new students and encourage you to send an email if you have any questions or plan to visit campus. Contact information for directors and all band faculty and staff can be found on our contacts page.