UST Bands to hold auditions Sept. 7-8 St. Thomas Newsroom September 1, 2009 It’s not too late to participate in the UST Bands Program. The Symphonic Wind Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Matthew George, and the Symphonic Band, conducted by Dr. Douglas Orzolek, will hold auditions for the upcoming school year on Monday, Sept. 7, and Tuesday, Sept. 8, in Room 30A, Brady Educational Center. Four semesters of participation in the UST Bands fulfills the St. Thomas Fine Arts Requirement at no cost. Students receive one elective credit free each semester they play in band. Freshmen participating in the UST Bands program receive free 30-minute, one credit music lessons on their performing instrument (a savings of approximately $1,100). Interested students should contact Kara Jannings, (651) 962-5874, program manager, by 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, to schedule an audition.