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Audition

Membership in our band ensembles is by audition. Typically, prospective students audition sometime in the Fall. The audition may be at one of the published times, or auditions can be scheduled by calling 318-257-4233. This audition is primarily for membership in the Marching Band of Pride.

Prospective students who do not wish to participate in the Marching Band but want to continue their musical participation in one of the concert bands may audition at the concert audition time, normally 4 to 5 weeks prior to the end of the Fall quarter. Service awards are based on Marching Band participation. 

For specific audition requirements, select below.


Brass and Woodwinds

Non-Music Majors
Prepare pieces that demonstrate your BEST technical and musical ability.

Bring a current Letter of Recommendation from your home band or ensemble director to the audition.

Prepare and perform 2 etudes differing in tempo/style. Region and All-State Honor Band audition materials are acceptable materials.

Perform 2 major scales of choice and the chromatic scale. At least one of the major scales must be two octaves. A scale sheet may be used.

Please call 318-257-4233 if you have any questions.

The audition is primarily used as a basis for selection to the membership of the Marching Band of Pride.

 

Music Majors

Prepare pieces that demonstrate your BEST technical and musical ability.

Bring a current Letter of Recommendation from your home band or ensemble director to the audition.

Prepare and perform 2 etudes differing in tempo/style. Sightreading will also be part of the audition. Region and All-State Honor Band audition materials are acceptable materials.

Demonstrate ability to perform selected major scales and the chromatic scale. A scale sheet may be used.

Students desiring to receive serious consideration for top music scholarships should also prepare and perform a solo selection. Accompanists are desirable but not required. 
The audition is primarily used as a basis for selection to the membership of the Marching Band of Pride.


Percussion

Non-Music Majors
Be prepared to perform in one (or more) major area of percussion (snare drum, timpani, or mallet percusion). Rudimental or "Marching" etudes may be performed on Marching Snare Drum or Tenors. Be prepared to demonstrate the following rudiments: Flams, Ruffs, Rudimental/Open Roll (Open-Closed-Open).

Bring a current Letter of Recommendation from your home band or ensemble director to the audition.

Please call 318-257-4233 if you have any questions.

The audition is primarily used as a basis for selection to the membership of the Marching Band of Pride.

 

Music Majors
Prepare pieces that demonstrate your BEST technical and musical ability.

Students should demonstrate proficiency in one (or more) major area of percussion (snare drum, timpani, or mallet percussion). Region and All-State Honor Band audition materials are acceptable materials. Be prepared to demonstrate the following rudiments: Flams, Ruffs, Double Stroke/Rudimental Roll (Open-Closed-Open).

Students desiring to receive serious consideration for top music scholarships should be prepared to audition in two (or three) major areas of percussion (snare drum, timpani, or mallet percussion):

Bring a current Letter of Recommendation from your home band or ensemble director to the audition.

The audition is primarily used as a basis for selection to the membership of the Marching Band of Pride.


Color Guard

Our line is not gender specific. 

Prepare and perform a short (1.5 to 2 minutes) routine to music of personal choice which showcases ability with flag. Routine should include demonstration of flag technique and dance technique. This routine is required of all. 

Prospective members may also demonstrate skills in rifle, sabre, and/or other props in a second routine. The performance of this optional routine will increase the audition score. 

Appearance is a factor. To maximize the audition score, the prospective member should be in uniform with full gender appropriate make up. 

Please bring your own jambox to play your music.


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