Auditions for the 2018 season are on April 21 at 9 AM in the Marching Band facility of TCF Bank Stadium.
Dear Prospective and Returning Drumline Members,
Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the 2018 University of Minnesota Marching Band, a 127 YEAR TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE.
If you're interested in joining the Drumline and haven't contacted us yet, please Submit Your Information on the Marching Band website or call 612-624-2514.
Drumline Auditions are on April 21 at TCF Bank Stadium in Room 4 at 9:00 AM. The entrance to the Marching Band facility is located under the "Pope" County marker in the Northeast corner of the stadium. Everyone who wants to audition must be present at 9:00 AM for a very brief informational meeting and to sign up for an audition time. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND AUDITIONS BUT WOULD STILL LIKE TO AUDITION, PLEASE CONTACT US AT DRUMLINE@UMN.EDU OR CALL 612-624-2514 AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
Optional Rehearsals will be at TCF Bank Stadium in Room 4 on April 14 from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM and April 20 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM.
Snare Drum players must be able to play Traditional Grip. If you're practicing for Multi-Tenor Drums, our five shell sizes are 6", 10", 12", 13", and 14". Information on Traditional Grip and other Drumming Basics are available at the bottom of this page.
Everyone will sign-up for an audition time at 9:00 AM. People auditioning on Cymbals will demonstrate techniques, perform some sight reading and play in a line playing music taught in the moment. People auditioning on Bass Drum will perform some sight reading, demonstrate basic skills, play with a metronome and will be heard and rotated as a line performing music taught in the moment. People auditioning on Snare Drum and Multi-Tenors will perform Ski-U-Mah and play some sight-reading.
There are many options for travel and parking. If you don't mind walking about a mile you can park for free on the streets of the Dinkytown neighborhood just West of the stadium. If you're staying at a hotel there may be Public Transportation Options that are more convenient. Otherwise there is Campus Parking near the stadium.
Keep in mind, when planning your Fall class schedule, during the football season the Drumline rehearses from 7pm - 10pm every Wednesday night in addition to the regular Marching Band rehearsal schedule.
If you have questions about Marching Band, or specifically about Drumline, you can visit our FAQ page, the Marching Band website, contact me and the Leaders or call the Marching Band Office at 612-624-2514.
2018 Drumline Leadership:
|Team Leader, Multi-Tenor
|Snare Drum||John Flanaganfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Bass Drum||Matt Fergusemail@example.com|
|Cymbals||Anna Belle Albitzfirstname.lastname@example.org|
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Here are .pdf document links to basic information and music you should know for an audition.
- Traditional Grip (required to play snare drum)
- Drumming Basics
- Ski-U-Mah (Snare & Multi-Tenor audition piece)
- All Traditional Music