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Mustang Band in Spanos Stadium
Photo by Ian Billings

Admission into the Cal Poly Mustang Band is determined by audition. All Cal Poly students with experience performing in a marching band, regardless of major, are encouraged to submit and/or schedule an audition.

It is common for new students to be nervous about their first audition. However, Cal Poly has a long tradition of serving performers from all musical backgrounds. There are members of the Mustang Band with a wide range of ability and experience levels, including many who never performed an audition until their first quarter as a university student. The directors strive to accommodate all students and work hard to make sure that the Mustang Band audition process is relaxed and comfortable.

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


Audition Information

All returning and prospective Mustang Band members must submit an online audition to be considered for membership in the ensemble.

Audition Cost Schedule

Date of SubmissionCost
May 1 - June 30No Cost
July 1 - July 15$15.00
July 16 - July 31$30.00

Audition Instructions

Please select a link below for audition instructions specific to your section

The deadline for submitting an audition is Saturday, July 31, 2021 @ 11:59PM PDT. Results will be announced during the first week of August.

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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.