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2015 Drum Major Audition Materials

posted May 25, 2015, 5:40 AM by Eric Drew
Drum Major Auditions for the 2015 Fall Marching Season will take place on Friday, May 29 at 4:00pm in the NBHS Band Room. Candidates must have completed one season of Marching Band and be in good academic standing in order to apply. Applications must be completed and turned in upon arrival for the auditions. Anyone accepting the position must make a commitment to attend every rehearsal and performance for the 2015-2016 school year and must place band as a priority over other school activities.

Audition format will be as follows:
I. Conduct the National Anthem
II. Informal Interview
III. Marching Exhibition
IV. Prepared Conducting

The Auditions will be performed for a committee of 3-6 people chosen by Mr. Drew with various backgrounds qualifying them to take part. The committee will select 1-3 drum major(s) as deemed appropriate with the goal being to select the strongest team of drum majors to lead the band musically and personally. Results will be announced upon conclusion of the auditions.

The Auditions should last about three to four hours. If there are more than five candidates, the pool will be narrowed to five students after round one (Conducting the National Anthem).

Help sessions will be held for all interested students on Friday, May 14, and Wednesday, May 18, from 3:00-4:00pm in the NBHS Band Room.

Below, you can find the materials for the prepared conducting portion of audition.  Once the committee has been finalized, the arrangement for the national anthem will be available here as well.  Please see Mr. Drew if you have any question.
Eric Drew,
May 25, 2015, 5:42 AM
DM Aud Track 061112.mp3
Eric Drew,
May 25, 2015, 5:41 AM
Eric Drew,
May 28, 2015, 4:44 PM