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Drum Major Auditions

Additional Requirements

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.

Conducting Exercise

The prepared conducting excercise for 2024 is an excerpt from our 2019 show, "Out of the Silent Planet," letter T - Y.