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2014 AUDITION INFORMATION

Band Camp for Drumline Members is August 16th-22nd, 2014
Deadline for Audition Submissions: July 14, 2014

 

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

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Please read the following information very carefully – we have changed our audition process from previous years!

General Information:


We are excited to have you audition for the 2014 Panther Marching Band Drumline.

1. Please choose the instrument(s) on which you would like to audition (snare, tenors, bass, cymbals, or front line/mallets). If you would like, you may choose to audition on as many instruments as you like. Due to the competitive nature of auditions, we recommend that you audition on more than one instrument, but this is not required.

2. Every spot on the line is open. Returning members are not automatically guaranteed a position on the line.

3. Please download the drumline technique manual and refer to this document for any questions regarding technique used by the line. It is important that you do your best to adopt these techniques to give the line a clean, uniform look during performances. Your technique will be judged in the audition.


There are two ways to audition for the 2014 Drumline:

1. Video Audition:


The easiest way to audition is by submitting a web link to a video of your audition. You may use any website that you prefer, such as youtube, vimeo, etc. Please do not send password protected sites.

Please scroll down to read "Directions for All Auditions." Also follow these guidelines in creating your video:

  1. You must mark time during the performance, and your feet must be visible on the video.
  2. A metronome must be used during the auditions, and the sound of the metronome must be audible on the video.
  3. Perform all pieces listed for your instrument(s).

To audition by video, email the following information to drumline@uni.edu

1. Webilnk to your video

2. First and Last Name

3. Upcoming year at UNI (freshman, sophomore, etc.)

4. Major

5. Phone

6. High School attended

7. Instrument choice in order. For example, if you prefer to play snare but would also consider bass, then list 1. snare, 2. bass. Please remember that if you do not list second and third choices then you will not be considered for those instruments, which will limit the possibility that you will be selected for the line. We recommend that you list as many choices as you can.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: JULY 14, 2014

After July 14, please contact Dr. Galyen to inquire about remaining openings in the line.


2. Orientation/On Campus Audition:

New members can audition during their Freshman or Transfer Orientation this summer. 

Contact our Drum Major, Sierra Ackman, at ackmans@uni.edu at least seven days before your arrival to schedule a 15-minute audition time.

All live auditions are videotaped. The purpose of Orientation Auditions is to provide an opportunity for you to videotape your audition using the drumline equipment on campus, in case you are not able to access video or marching percussion equipment over the summer.


Orientation Auditions will take place in Russell Hall. Sierra will provide an exact room number or meeting place when communicating with you.

Returning students
who cannot submit a video audition because of problems accessing equipment may contact to set up a time to meet on campus to video the audition. Contact our Staff Manager, Sierra Ackman, at ackmans@uni.edu at least seven days before your arrival to schedule a 15-minute audition time.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: JULY 14, 2014

After July 14, please contact Dr. Galyen to inquire about remaining openings in the line.

Directions for ALL auditions (Orientation/On Campus or Video):


Students will be expected to mark time during all selections!


All students auditioning for snare drum will prepare the following:

                   -Warm Up 1 (once at quarter note = 84, once at quarter note = 120)
                   -Warm Up 2 (once at quarter note = 60, once at quarter note = 108)
                   -Cadence
                   -Etude
                   -Snare Pre-game
                  TRADITIONAL GRIP IS REQUIRED FOR SNARE AUDITIONS   
        
All students auditioning for tenor drums will prepare the following:

                   -Warm Up 1 (once at quarter note = 84, once at quarter note = 120)
                   -Warm Up 2 (once at quarter note = 60, once at quarter note = 108)
                   -Cadence
                   -Etude
                   -Tenor Pre-game
                                  

All students auditioning for bass drum will prepare the following:

                   -Warm Up 1 (once at quarter note = 84, once at quarter note = 120) (play bottom voice)
                   -Warm Up 2 (once at quarter note = 60, once at quarter note = 108) (play voice 2)*
                   -Cadence (play top voice)
                   -Bass Etude (play bottom voice)
                   -Bass Pregame (play voice 3)*

* Voice 2 is the second highest drum, voice 3 is the third highest drum

All students auditioning for cymbals will prepare the following:

                   -Warm Up p1 (quarter note = 112)
                   -Warm Up p2 (quarter note = 112)
                   -Cadence 1
                   -Cadence 2 p. 1
                   -Cadence 2 p. 2
                   -Cymbal Etude 1
                   -Cymbal Etude 2
                 

All students auditioning for frontline will prepare the following: (keyboard part)

                   -Warm Up p.1
                   -Warm Up p. 2
                   -Cadence 1 (keyboard part)
                   -Keyboard Etude 1
                   -Keyboard Etude 2
                   -Keyboard Etude 3                   

For questions, please contact:
Barry Dvorak, Drumline Instructor
barry.dvorak@uni.edu


Have a great summer!

 

From the Director of the Panther Marching Band

We are all very excited to have you audition for the 2014 edition of the Panther Marching Band drumline. It will be great to have so many new members to join us, and to work with all of our returning members again. I hope you will consider submitting a video audition or auditioning live on campus over the summer.

Please do not place so much emphasis on your position/instrument in the line. Sometimes, in high school bands, instruments like cymbals and bass drums get a bad reputation because of their easy parts, or because a wind player is switched to those instruments in order to fill out the line. This is not the case here. We need outstanding musicians on every single position in the line. The idea that one position is superior to the other (i.e., that snare is better than cymbals, etc.) does not apply in college. Please audition for as many instruments as you can!

We will be in contact with additional information after July 14, the deadline for audition submissions.

Please let me know if I can answer any questions that you might have about this process.

We are very excited to have you audition for a position on the line!!

Dr. Galyen, Director

danny.galyen@uni.edu