The University High School Band
Drum Major Auditions
In addition to the regular leadership application and interview process, candidates for drum major will participate in a supplemental audition. This consists of five parts:
- Full Panel Interview
Candidates will answer questions before a full faculty/staff panel.
- Command Calling
Candidates will give commands for attention, stand by, parade rest, horns up, and horns down.
- Conducting Patterns
Candidates will conduct a series of patterns in various meters.
- Tempo Control
Candidates will conduct four bars at specified tempos without a metronome.
- Prepared Exercise
Candidates will conduct a prepared excerpt.
The prepared conducting excercise for 2019 is "Je Suis," two measures before Letter O, cut off at the measure before P.