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Panther Marching Band Audition Info

Guard Audition Information

Auditions for the 2019 Color Guard have taken place. If you are still interested in joining us this season, contact Prof. David Boggs immediately at dgboggs@eiu.edu. Check back here in the Fall for the 2020 audition date and information.  

Sample Schedule: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 p.m. - Group Auditions

4:00 p.m. - Warp-Up

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

If you like to get a little additional practice for your audition, we have an open rehearsal scheduled for March 23, 2019, 1-3pm at EIU.

Twirlers - At this time our twirler position for 2019 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 2019 Drumline have taken place. If you are still interested in joining us this season, contact Prof. David Boggs immediately at dgboggs@eiu.edu. Check back here in the Fall for the 2020 audition date and information.  

Drumline

Sample Schedule:

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. - Fundamentals

3 p.m. - Individual Auditions

4:00 p.m. - Warp-Up

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

If you like to get a little additional practice for your audition, we have an open rehearsal scheduled for March 23, 2019, 1-3pm at EIU.

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). 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 Prof. David Boggs at dgboggs@eiu.edu for more information.

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