The BSO has ongoing openings for flute/piccolo, oboe/English Horn, trumpet, violin, viola, and bass. Players of all other instruments are encouraged to audition for the substitute musician list (especially horn and trombone). Woodwind, brass and string players should prepare 3-4 minutes of music of their own choosing, including pieces that show the greatest extent of their range and technical capabilities. Contrasting styles are highly recommended. Sightreading will be provided at the audition. Percussionists should prepare excerpts or solos of their choice. Timpani, snare, and bass drum instruments will be available at the audition site. Auditioning on other instruments is allowed but players will need to provide their own instruments for the audition (ex. triangle, tambourine).