Prospective members of the drumline and colorguard are required to perform an audition, as there are limited numbers of spots available in both sections. Auditions will take place on the first full day of Preseason Band Camp and results will be posted later that evening.

Students who do not successfully audition for the drumline or colorguard but who also play a wind instrument are encouraged to join the wind section of the Pride of Niner Nation Marching Band.

Drumline

Audition materials will be made available in June. Prospective members will audition for the Marching Percussion Director, Nick Nichols, and members of his staff. Please contact Nick Nichols for more information. If you have not received your audition materials by July 15 of the year in which you intend to audition, please contact Dr. Joseph Scheivert.

Colorguard

Audition routines will be taught during the morning block on first full day of camp and auditions will occur during the afternoon block. Prospective members will audition for the Colorguard Director, Brandon Nichols, and members of his staff. Please contact Brandon Nichols for more information.

Woodwinds and Brass

There is currently no audition requirement to join the wind section of the Pride of Niner Nation Marching Band; however, a part-placement audition is required for the instruments utilizing divisi parts (piccolos, clarinets, alto saxophones, trumpets and trombones). Links to the audition materials are available below. Instructions for auditions are also included. A copy of the audition music will be available in the audition room, if a member forgoes the recommended memorization. Auditions are held on August 5 in Robinson Hall.

 

Piccolo    -    Clarinet    -    Alto Saxophone    -    Trumpet    -    Trombone