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2016 Drum Major Auditions

posted May 9, 2016, 7:19 AM by Eric Drew   [ updated May 9, 2016, 7:21 AM ]

Drum Major Auditions

Drum Major Auditions for the 2016 Fall Marching Season will take place on Friday, May 20 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 the following dates from 3:00-4:00pm in the NBHS Band Room:

        Monday, May 9

        Thursday, May 12

        Monday, May 16

        Thursday, May 19

Anyone with questions should contact Mr. Drew

Eric Drew,
May 19, 2016, 12:25 PM
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Eric Drew,
May 19, 2016, 12:25 PM