Welcome to the Texas State Bobcat Band Drumline and Front Ensemble Website!
2018 AUDITION INFORMATION
The Texas State Drumline and Front Ensemble will be having their first rehearsals of the 2018 season on July 27-29. This will be the first phase of our audition process as we start getting an idea of what instruments you will be placed on. We also will get a head start on music for the season and learn our technique regimen.
The cost for the camp is $50 (which will help to offset the cost of our clinicians), and if you need to stay in a dorm the cost will be $25 per night. Meals will not be provided.
Schedule is as follows:
Friday, July 27
5 PM: Check in (Pay for camp, Pick up keys for dorms)
6 PM : Meeting in Band Hall
6:30 - 10 PM: Rehearsal
Saturday, July 28
9 AM - 12 PM: Rehearsal
12 PM: Lunch on your own
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Rehearsal
4:30 - 6:00 PM: Dinner on your own
6 PM - 7:30 PM: Rehearsal
Sunday, July 29
9 AM: Check out of dorms
10 AM - 12 PM: Rehearsal
12:00 - 1:30 PM: Lunch on your own
1:30 - 4:30 PM: Rehearsal
Battery exercises and audition material will be chosen from Fresh Perspectives for the Modern Drumline by Jim Casella and Murray Gusseck, which can be purchased here.
Front ensemble technique manual and exercises can be found here:
Please RSVP for camp (Be sure to tell me whether or not you will need to stay in the dorms). Email Jordan Stern at:
The Texas State Drumline consists of members from all different backgrounds and majors.
The drumline, as a part of the Texas State Bobcat Marching Band, performs at football games, area exhibitions, U.I.L. events and Bands of America regionals. In the past, the drumline has performed at area drumline competitions, clinics, recitals, the PASIC College Drumline Competition, a San Antonio Spurs halftime, an art gallery opening and a South by Southwest party.
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