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2019 Audition Information and Requirements

Auditions for the 2019 Edition of the WVU Marching Band will be held at the Creative Arts Center on the Evansdale Campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown for each of the following dates.

  • Brass and Woodwinds - Saturday, April 27, 2019
  • Color Guard - Saturday, April 27, 2019
  • Percussion - Saturday and Sunday, May 4 & 5, 2019
  • Feature Twirlers - Preliminary Screening Video to be received by March 1, 2019; Invited Twirler Finalist auditions - Saturday, April 6, 2019

Registration for Brass, Woodwind, Color Guard & Percussion auditions will take place in the lobby of the Creative Arts Center. Registration for Feature Twirlers will be held at the WVU Shell Building (next to WVU Coliseum and WVU Track.) See below for registration information.


24352a0091Woodwind / Brass Instruments:

* Please complete this ONLINE FORM to request a Registration Time for audition day (April 27th).

*Please be prepared to play:

a) F, Bb, Eb, and Ab concert scales as well as a two octave (if possible) Bb concert chromatic scale,
b) Two selections - Hail West Virginia and Camino Real (These selections will be sent to those who complete the online form above. If you have any specific questions or concerns, feel free to contact our office at WVUBand@mail.wvu.edu or call us at 304-293-3097)
c) A short sight-reading exercise.

*Please be prepared to execute:

*Basic marching fundamentals which include:

a) Attention
b) Mark time 8 counts and halt
c) 8 counts of 8 to 5 marching (and playing a B flat scale ascending)
d) 16 counts of 16 to 5 marching (and playing a B flat scale ascending and descending)

*If for some reason you are unable to attend the above audition dates, you can still audition - simply contact our office and discuss the possibility of setting up a personal audition on campus at an alternate time. If you need to schedule a personal audition, you are encouraged to do so as close to the actual April 27th audition date as possible. Most of the positions for the 2019 WVU Band will be filled on April 27th.


24348a0403Percussionists:

There will be a “mini-camp” Saturday and Sunday, May 4th & 5th, which will serve as the audition for the WVU Drumline. The hours of the camp will be Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

* Please complete this ONLINE FORM to register for the Percussion Audition (May 4th-5th).

*Those wishing to participate in this "Audition Mini-Camp" MUST register ONLINE. Upon registering you will be sent an audition packet which will include the audition music and detailed information about the camp.

Note: Students are responsible for their own lodging, transportation and meals during the camp. All students selected as members of the 2019 Drumline will be asked to attend two weekend camps during the summer. All selected members will receive detailed information about these summer camps following the April auditions. All Returning WVU Drumline members are required to re-audition.

*All students interested in becoming a member of the WVU Drumline are strongly encouraged to attend the May 4th & 5th camp, as all spots in the 2019 line will be filled at this camp. However, if you cannot make it to this camp, you may still be able to audition EARLY. You can contact Percussion Coordinator Brandon Lojewski (lojewski.brandon@gmail.com) to discuss the possibility of an alternate audition plan, if available.


COLOR GUARD AND TWIRLER REQUIREMENTS:

Color Guard* Please complete this ONLINE FORM to register for the Color Guard Audition Mini-Camp (April 27th).

Auditions will be held on Saturday April 27th. All prospective members (returning or new) will be required to attend. The hours for Saturday are 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. 

Please see 2019 WVU Color Guard Audition Specifics for important details.

Note: Students are responsible for their own transportation and meals during the audition. All students selected as members of the 2019 Color Guard will be asked to attend two weekend camps during the summer. All selected members will receive detailed information about these summer camps following the April auditions. All Returning WVU Color Guard members are required to re-audition.

All students interested in becoming a member of the WVU Color Guard are strongly encouraged to attend the April 27th audition; however, if you cannot attend we still want you to audition! Simply contact WVU Guard Coordinator Ashley Seum (wvucolorguard@gmail.com) to discuss an alternative audition plan, especially if you are involved in the winter guard activity. Most of the positions for the 2019 WVU Color Guard will be filled on April 27th.

Feature Twirler(s):

The audition for the Feature Twirler(s) is a two-step process which includes submitting a video (DVD or video file or link) (with a RECEIVED by March 1st) and then being invited to audition at the April 6th date. Warm-ups and Registration on April 6th will begin at 12:00 p.m. at the WVU Shell Building (next to the WVU Coliseum and the WVU Track), with the audition beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Please note that there will NOT be any alternative date to the April 6th auditions for Feature Twirler(s). All returning WVU Feature Twirlers are required to re-audition.

Please see 2019 WVU Feature Twirler Audition Specifics for important information regarding criteria and deadlines that are different from the other band auditions.

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact us at:

West Virginia University Bands
P.O. Box 6111
Morgantown, WV 26506
(304)
293-3097

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE 2019 WVU MARCHING BAND ! !

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