I’m a music student at university, majoring in cello. I play with my university’s string orchestra as well as a community amateur orchestra. I plan on taking up the Double Bass within the next few weeks as a secondary instrument for its musical versatility and its capability of strengthening my cello playing. One thing I’ve wanted to do for some time is join my university’s wind ensemble. They’ve been performing in my city for over 20 years and each time I go to their concerts I just want to be a part of the experience. Auditions are held next August, and I was hoping I could audition with bass as I know wind ensembles often utilize the DB to compliment the low brass and compensate for the low winds. However, the ensemble already has one double bassist, so I’m worried about them accepting another one, even if I do well on the audition. Is it possible that a wind ensemble can make use of multiple DB’s, or is there usually just one?