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2022 SOTC colorguard and bass drums

2022 Colorguard & Percussion Auditions

Be part of the college game day excitement as a participant rather than a spectator!

Be part of building UNCP traditions!

Perform with the “Spirit of the Carolinas” Marching Band in halftime, pre-game, and parades!

Take advantage of potential off-campus travel opportunities with the band!

Build some great UNCP MEMORIES!

 

Colorguard Auditions

Auditions will be held via video submission.

General guidelines for auditions:

  • Those wishing to only spin flag may audition without having prior colorguard experience.

    • Prior colorguard/winterguard experience is required to be considered for the weapon line!
    • Prior dance training is helpful, but not necessary.
  • Contact Nick Rumbeau at nmr008@bravemail.uncp.edu for information and video submitting instructions.
  • Complete and submit the marching band interest form: https://forms.gle/N8yjiHJBUx1r68KW8
  • Wear comfortable clothes for movement, equipment work, & dance; wear gym shoes or dance shoes.
  • Hair back, no excessive makeup or jewelry
  • Open to all UNCP students
  • At the beginning of your video, you should introduce yourself with the following information:
    • Name
    • High school
    • Major (+ year if you are a current UNCP student)
  • Make sure your entire body is visible in the video so we can see your posture
  • If you are a current UNCP student and do not have access to the equipment you need to audition, please let us know.

After reviewing the videos, the band staff will contact you to give you more information.

 

Percussion Auditions

Auditions will be held in person on Wednesday, May 11.

We just have a few instructions for you to follow to ensure a consistent and fair audition for everyone.

  • Contact Dr. Van Hassel at joseph.vanhassel@uncp.edu to receive the audition music and more information.
  • Complete and submit the marching band interest form: https://forms.gle/N8yjiHJBUx1r68KW8
  • At the beginning of your video, you should introduce yourself with the following information:
    • Name
    • High school
    • Major (+ year if you are a current UNCP student)
  • Make sure your entire body is visible in the video so we can see your posture
  • We have openings for snare drum, tenors (quints), bass drum, and cymbals; at this time, we will not have a front ensemble.
  • If you do not have access to the instrument for which you wish to audition, please let Dr. Van Hassel know.

After reviewing all of the videos, Dr. Van Hassel will contact you to let you know if you have been selected for the drumline and give you more information.