2018-2019 Audition Info (Please Note NEW date and schedule)
UH DRUMLINE AUDITIONS Saturday, August 11, 9:00 AM
8:30am - Registration 9:00am - Last Minute Announcements, Snare Audition 9:45am - Tenor Audition 10:30am - Bass Auditions 11:30am - Cymbal Auditions 12:15pm - Lunch, results will be posted and texted 1:30pm - Welcome, Orientation 2:30pm - Technique 3:00pm - Sectionals 3:50pm - BREAK, transition to Full Ensemble 4:00pm - Full Ensemble 5:00pm - PAU(finish)
Please be there by 9:00am even if you are not auditioning for Snare.
We will have group auditions for the ALL sections. Everyone auditioning for these sections will play together during their specified times. Cymbals and Basses should be familiar with all parts. Everyone will rotate and play all parts.
We are looking to find everyone a spot where they can make the biggest contribution to the drumline and band. You can audition for multiple sections. Results will be posted by 5:30pm with a 6:00pm Orientation to follow.
UH Drumline Camp (in addition to band camp dates) - Dates to follow!
All rehearsals after auditions are mandatory. Please make all necessary arrangements to be there for all Drum Camp and Band Camp rehearsals. Work is not a valid excuse for missing Camp rehearsals. Check the band website for information about Band Camp and Drum Camp rehearsal dates and times.
Playing in the UH Marching Band is a year-long commitment. After the season, there are numerous Pep Band Games during the Spring Semester to play at. Failure to play during the Spring Semester will affect your eligibility for next year’s line.
Here at the University of Hawai‘i we have a style that is all our own. Over the past 6 years we have distilled our sound to its current form, a highly groove-oriented drumline hell-bent on making the listener “nod their head.”
The drumline is here to cheer on our athletic teams with love, support and hot beats. We are the tip of the spear in terms of fan participation at sporting events, a conduit of fan energy to the players on the field. With our high-energy beats, we aim to galvanize the fans, cheerleaders, dancers and band into one voice cheering on Hawaii’s team.
WANT TO BE IN THE GAME?
As a member of the drumline, you are a part of the gameday experience!!! From pep rallies to the Tailgate Jams, Pregame, playing in the stands, cheering, halftime and the postgame jam, the drumline is an integral part of the gameday experience from beginning to end. People who come to the games are just spectators, the drumline is in the game.
June 25, 7pm – 9pm July 16, 7pm – 9pm August 6, 7pm – 9pm
UH Music Department Rm 108
These clinics will give you a chance to familiarize yourself with the audition music, find out more about the audition process, learn the UH Drumline approach and build chops. It is also a good chance to get to meet new people and make new friends. Bring sticks, a practice pad, your music, a pencil and earplugs. While the clinics are not mandatory, coming to a clinic will only help you in the audition process. A write-up of each clinic will be posted to the UHDL Audition Info Facebook group.
You can park in the Music Department Parking Lot after 4:00pm; just remember to pay the fee($6) either at the Booth leading into Lower Campus or at the kiosk in the parking lot. There is nearby street parking available on University Ave, please read signs as street parking changes depending on the time of day.