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Download audition music (pdf) Have prepared for Aug. 15 drumline camp:

Drums Part 1
Drums Part 2
Cymbals only
Already accepted members prepare this

 

June 15, 2012

Dear Prospective Aggie Marching Band Percussionist,

In preparation for this fall's edition of the Aggie Marching Band, we would like to touch base with you-specifically as a percussionist-about the particular challenges of your section. In order to prepare you, individually and collectively, we have designed the following schedule of clinics and rehearsals to allow you the concentrated time to be a successful group throughout the fall marching season.

The exercises available on the website <www.usu.edu/music/ensembles/band> are all to be prepared on snare drum (save for the separate cymbal audition music), and everyone must audition on this material upon arrival; we will assign players (i.e., snare, tenor, cymbals, bass) based on these audition results. Please understand that everyone cannot play the same instrument, and we will assign players in August for maximum success of the individuals and the drumline as a whole. The drumline already has several spots filled, and the remaining parts are highly-competitive to make the band. Those already accepted should prepare the drumline handbook plus the additional cadence available for download on this page.

University housing is not officially available until Sunday, August 19, but please contact us (435-797-3004) by July 15 if you are staying in a residence hall. If we know by that date, we can contact housing, and they will be expecting you on August 15 to move into your assigned residence hall room early.

We ask that you set aside August 15-18 for mandatory percussion fundamentals, including auditions, as well as the Fundamentals (Band Camp) Week for the entire band the following week. We look forward to the upcoming fall, and hope to include you in our plans. Please respond to the band mailings at large, and feel free to contact us regarding the percussion section specifically.

See You There. . .

Dr. Jason Nicholson, Thomas P. Rohrer,
Director of Percussion Studies Director of Bands
jason.nicholson@usu.edu usubands@usu.edu
(435) 797-3008 (435) 797-3083

Utah State University
Department of Music
THE AGGIE MARCHING BAND
Percussion Schedule, Summer, 2012

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15 (Percussion Fundamentals/Auditions)

10:00 - NOON........

Meeting/Rehearsal in Chase Fine Arts Center

Room 104

1:30 - 5:00 PM........

Rehearsal in Chase Fine Arts Center

 

3:00 - 10:00 PM......

Move into residence halls (on-campus students)

 

7:00 - 9:00 PM........

Rehearsal in Chase Fine Arts Center

Room 104

 

 

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16 -
FRIDAY, AUGUST 17 (Percussion Fundamentals/Auditions)

8:30 AM - NOON....

Rehearsal in Chase Fine Arts Center

Room 104

1:30 - 5:00 PM........

Rehearsal in Chase Fine Arts Center

Room 104

7:00 - 9:00 PM........

Rehearsal in Chase Fine Arts Center

Room 104

 

 

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18 (Percussion Fundamentals/Auditions)

1:30 - 4:00 PM........

Lunch provided;
Rehearsal in Chase Fine Arts Center

TBA

 

 

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 20 (Band Camp Fundamentals Begin)