Auditions for 2014-2015 Drum Major will be April 28-May 2nd with the actual Audition being on May 2nd. We will go from 3:30 - 5:00 pm each day. The actual audition will be on Friday, May 2nd. We will do a draw to see the order of auditions. Auditions will take place in the Little Theater or the Band Room depending on what is taking place at the school. Auditions are always judged by band directors or music professionals from outside Volunteer HS. All students auditioning will need to wear Khaki Shorts and their Blue Band Shirt for auditions. Audition results will be announced at the Band Banquet on May 10th, 2014.
Audition Music - You will need to download the audition music MP3 here. I will instruct you on how much of the piece you will need to do and will give you more information about the piece. The music can be downloaded at the link below! To save onto your computer, right click and click "Save As".
Below is a link that will get you started on some basics for conducting and Drum Major basics! This will get you started and give you some ideas. I will help you through how to do all of the things you need to know for auditions during the audition camp week. Please watch the Youtube Link below!!
Students must be members of the Volunteer High School Band Program and must have marched for at least one year in order to be eligible to tryout. All students auditioning must be in good financial standing with the Volunteer High School Band Boosters with no outstanding balances in their accounts. Students must have be members of both the Marching and Concert Band in order to audition. All students selected or chosen will be held to a higher standard of personal conduct and will be called upon for help in teaching the marching band, organizing and running rehearsals, helping with everyday tasks in the band room and rehearsal areas, and maintaining a positive attitude both in rehearsal and out.
All students auditioning must complete the following things during the audition and a copy of the score sheet for the audition is available for viewing below.
Commands / Marching Routine
Pattern and Tempo Conducting
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