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May 3, 2012

M E M O R A N D U M

TO: Aggie Marching Band Drumline and Cymbal Auditionees

FROM: Thomas Rohrer, Director of Bands

RE: Spring Priority Audition Results

Thanks to all for coming to priority auditions for Aggie Marching Band Drumline, 2012. The following are outcomes:

1. The follow lists those accepted for specific spots for this year's line. With this selection for the drum/cymbal line, you will be part of the Aggie Marching Band, and the following are basic responsibilities you accept:

Time: Drumline Camp: August 15-18, 2012
Marching Band Fundamentals: August 20-25
Regularly-scheduled rehearsals during fall, 2012
Marching Band Performance Schedule, published May, 2012
Cost: $25 fee for marching band
$3 for gloves if needed
$33 for white marching shoes if needed
Sticks, cymbal gloves if needed

2. Please stop by Dr. Rohrer's office (Room 106) to pick up a part book before leaving for break. It is understood that you learn your part before drum camp begins, August 15.

3. Those not listed AND THOSE WHO HAVE NOT AUDITIONED YET are not cut but instead should re-audition for available spots on August 15, preparing:

o All 40 Percussive Arts Society rudiments:
(http://www.pas.org/Learn/Rudiments/RudimentsOnline.aspx)
o “2010” audition materials posted on Bands' website:
Click here for for part 1
o Additional exercises posted on the Bands' website:
Click here for for part 2

Snare drum Adams, Daniel
Snare drum Ashcroft, Emily
Snare drum Carpenter, Bryan
Snare drum Fields, Dan
Snare drum Jensen, Colin
Snare drum Stubbs, Justin
Snare drum
Snare drum
Tenor drums Grover, Trevor
Tenor drums Nelson, Betsy
Tenor drums Savage, Garin
Tenor drums
Bass drum 1 Stephensen, Emily
Bass drum 2 Larkin, Arianna
Bass drum 3
Bass drum 4
Bass drum 5 Buys, Steve

4. Cymbals: Members accept the same commitments as drumline, and additional auditions will occur on August 15 with drumline. Audition music is available online, and the following are those accepted at the priority audition:

Click here for cymbal audition music

Cymbals Barfuss, Alysse
Cymbals Bolinder, Cierra
Cymbals Hansen, Rachel
Cymbals Murphy, Kaitlin
Cymbals
Cymbals
Cymbals
Cymbals

There are still spots remaining, so please make sure you are receiving bands' mailings (beginning June 15), prepare the audition music, and plan to arrive as per the following schedule on August 15.

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)