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Panther Marching Band Audition Info

Guard Audition Information

Auditions for the 2021 Color Guard are currently being accepted. If you are still interested in joining us for the fall 2021 season, contact Prof. David Boggs immediately at dgboggs@eiu.edu. Check back here throughout the summer for more information and for the dates of our summer PMB Member Spin Clinics.  

Plan on coming to our PMB Color Guard Summer Workout on Saturday, July 10th, 2021!
Guard

9:30 a.m. - Registration at Doudna Fine Arts Building

10 a.m. - Informational Meeting/Fundamentals

12 p.m. - Lunch/Individual Practice

1 p.m. - Learn Routine

3:30 p.m. - Group Auditions

4:00 p.m. - Wrap-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 2021 has been filled. Contact Prof. Boggs 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. 

Questions? Can't make the audition date? Contact Prof. Boggs at dgboggs@eiu.edu.

 

Drumline Auditions

Auditions for the 2021 Drumline are still being accepted.  If you are still interested in joining us this season, contact Dan Brickner, Panther Marching Band Drumline Instructor immediately at rdbrickner@eiu.edu. Check back here throughout the summer for more summer and fall season information.  

Drumline

Plan on coming to our PMB Drumline Summer Workout on Saturday, June 19th and Saturday, July 10th, 2021!

9:30 a.m. - Registration at Doudna Fine Arts Building

10 a.m. - Informational Meeting/Fundamentals

12 p.m. - Lunch/Individual Practice

1 p.m. - Drumline Fundamentals

4:00 p.m. - Wrap-Up

Most events will take place in room 1550 of the Doudna Fine Arts Center on the EIU campus:

Audition Materials and Instructions:

Materials will be emailed to students who register to audition.  

Here are a few examples of exercises from past years:

Click on the titles to download the music.

There will also be some sight reading. Be prepared to mark time while playing.

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. Audition materials will only be sent to those who have registered. 

 

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). You can access the EIU Fight Song on the Members page under the music links..

If you have questions about any auditions, please read our FAQs or email Prof. David Boggs at dgboggs@eiu.edu for more information.

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