Thank you for your interest in the UMass Drumline. We have a lot to do to get ready for our upcoming season, but nothing more important than finding dedicated and talented members. The UMass Drumline has a long and rich history of excellence and we hope that you can be part of it!
Your acceptance into the drumline will be determined on a variety of factors including: your ability to meet the time commitment, acceptable academic standing, attitude, and your proficiency level on your chosen instrument.
- All percussion candidates must submit a video audition
- Submit your VHS video tape or DVD video audition by July 1st, 2013
- Prepare the required exercises/excerpts according to your section of interest (see list below)
- All materials MUST be memorized
- You MUST play with a metronome so it is clearly audible on your video
- Tempos for each exercise/excerpt are listed below
Snare, Tenors & Bass
Submit a sampling of material that demonstrates your abilities in different musical styles. Use of articulations and dynamics is important. Comping and soloing are encouraged.
The Next Step…
Once we have received your video/DVD, we will contact you with more information. Please be sure to include with your audition materials your name, current address, phone number, and email address. All materials should be sent to:
- Thom Hannum, Percussion Director
- 126 Mt. Warner Rd.
- Hadley, MA 01035