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Sousaphone/Tuba Audition Instructions

It is perfectly acceptable to audition on either a concert tuba or a sousaphone. If you do not own an instrument, please contact your current band director to see if you might be able to utilize one for the audition. Otherwise, please email Dr. Waldron in order to schedule a live audition (at which point you can use one of our instruments.) If accepted, the Mustang Band will provide a sousaphone for you to use throughout the fall and winter quarters

To audition on sousaphone/tuba, please submit a video recording of the following:

  1. Chromatic Scale 2 Octaves F to F
  2. Any 2 selections from the Sousaphone/Tuba 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.

The deadline for submitting an audition is Sunday, July 31, 2022 @ 11:59PM PDT. Results will be announced during the first week of August.


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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.