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Panther Marching Band Audition Info

Guard Audition Information

Auditions for the 2018 Season will take place on campus on April 21, 2018. Auditions are mandatory.  

Sample Schedule:Guard

9:00 AM Registration at Doudna Fine Arts Building

9:30 AM Informational Meeting/Fundamentals

11:45 AM Lunch/Individual Practice

1:00 PM Learn Routine

3:00 PM Group Auditions

4:30 PM Warp-Up

All candidates are asked to wear appropriate attire to the auditions - tennis shoes, athletic clothing, water bottle, etc.

Twirlers - At this time our twirler position for 2018 has been filled. Contact Dr. Druffel if you are interested in being our twirler in the future.

Let Us Know You Are Coming!

Please register HERE, if you plan on attending. Deadline to register is April 14.

Questions? Can't make the audition date? Contact Dr. Benjamin Druffel at bjdruffel@eiu.edu

 

DrumLine Auditions 

Auditions for the 2018 Season will take place on campus on April 29, 2018, 1-4pm. Auditions are mandatory.  

Drumline

More information about the audition process and audition materials will posted here on March 1. For now, plan to be on campus 1-4pm on April 29. 

The Drumline will also be having a spring jam session on March 24, 1-4pm. This is a chance for you to meet our instructor and current members as well as get a head start on learning audition material. Attendance is not required, but highly encouraged.  

The Panther Marching Band does not utilize a front ensemble, but do not let that discourage you from auditioning. We have had plenty of pit players pick up drumline battery very quickly! 

Let Us Know You Are Coming!

Please register HERE, if you plan on attending. Deadline to register is April 21.

Questions? Can't make the audition date? Contact Dr. Benjamin Druffel at bjdruffel@eiu.edu

 

Wind Part Placement Hearings

There are no auditions required for membership in the wind sections of the Panther Marching Band. However, we do require a part placement hearing which takes place during Pre-Season Camp. This allows us to hear all prospective members and allows us to assign parts for pre-game and the half-time shows. It also allows for you to meet our staff and ask any questions you may have about the Panther Marching Band. 

What to prepare:

1) Two major scales of your choice, preferably two octaves
2) A chromatic scale which demonstrates your range on your instrument
3) Eastern State March (EIU fight song). Instructions for how to get this music will come to you sometime in July. 

 

If you have questions about any auditions, please read our FAQs or email Dr. Benjamin Druffel at bjdruffel@eiu.edu for more information.