Panther Marching Band Audition Information
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. This allows us to hear all prospective members and allows us to assign parts for Pre-Game and the half-time shows during Pre-Season Camp. It also allows for you to meet our staff and ask any questions you may have about the Panther Marching Band. Students who have marched a year or more with the PMB or who have auditioned for and have been accepted into the Department of Music do not need to complete the part placement hearing. All students planning on marching with the PMB must complete the online forms located HERE. Part placement hearings for woodwind and brass players will take place during Pre-Season Camp.
Part Placement information for Woodwind and Brass
When: During Pre-Season Camp
Where: Eastern Illinois University Campus, Doudna Fine Arts Center, DFAC 0357
Contact: J. Corey Francis, Assistant Director of Bands/Director of the Panther Marching Band
What to prepare:
1) Two major scales of your choice
2) A chromatic scale which demonstrates your range on your instrument
3) Eastern State March located HERE
DrumLine Audition Information
The PMB Drum Line is a very visible and vital part of the energy that is the Panther Marching Band. Auditions for the Drum Line will be announced soon. Each candidate will be asked to select and prepare a cadence from a given list for their individual audition. Additionally, each candidate will be placed on various instruments in a full line and learn exercises and an additional cadence. This will allow for assessing each candidate's flexibility and learning speed. If you are unable to attend the auditions, please submit a high quality DVD or Youtube video. Make sure that your hands and face are completely visible.
CLICK HERE FOR THE AUDITION OPTIONS
AUDITIONS FOR THE DRUM LINE HAVE BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO WGI CONFLICTS. A NEW DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON!
For additional information, please contact Andy Baldwin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Guard Audition Information
Auditions for the PMB Guard will be held on Saturday, April 20th. Registration will be at 9:00 AM at the Doudna Fine Arts Building.
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 Auditions completed
All candidates are asked to wear appropriate attire to the auditions. Additionally, each candidate must perform a short (1 and a half minute) solo routine. This could be an excerpt from a marching or winter guard show, or something you choreographed yourself. Incorporate rifle and dance if you are comfortable, and please provide music for your solo audition.
For further information, contact J. Corey Francis (email@example.com)
Let Us Know You Are Coming
If you plan to attend any of the Guard or DrumLine clinics, please register HERE.
Auditions for the Basketball Bands take place the last week of September. More info is posted on the Basketball Bands link HERE.