University High School offers three levels of dedicated percussion studies. Our introductory class is open to all students with interest; Intermediate and Advanced Percussion are by audition.
UHS Drumline Auditions 2021
The 2021 Drumline audition will consist of three parts:
Important note---ALL three components should be prepared and practiced with a metronome. Below are the details:
(REMEMBER: each exercise should be learned and memorized)
We will ask for one from EACH category. It is recommended that the student learn ALL of the rudiments listed below.
SEVEN STROKE ROLL
Download the part that corresponds with the instrument you intend to audition. Perform measures 70-83 at quarter note=140.
**Drumline auditions will be due via video submission on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 by 9:00AM. Be sure to follow these guidelines before uploading your video:
-Perform all exercises and mark time at quarter note=136.
-Perform one rudiment from category A and one rudiment from category B (no metronome needed)
-Perform the Show Excerpt and mark time (measures 70-83) at quarter note=140.
-Be SURE that the metronome is audible in the video.
-For ALL parts of the video, be sure that the camera angle captures the entire body: from head to toe. Also be sure that the camera is a front view for all parts of the audition.
-Audition videos do not have to be one take, although you may not edit any part where you are playing. For example: if you need to fix a portion of an exercise, you need to re-record the entire exercise.
-Take your time. Seek help OFTEN!! The percussion leadership, staff, and Mr. Willis are all available for questions at any time (well…nothing after 11:00pm J)
-Upload your video to the Google Drive folder titled: "2021 Drumline Auditions”
Please see the Auditions Page for more information.