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Audition Materials will be available for download on June 15, 2009

June 15, 2009

 

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 and smiling group throughout the fall marching season.

            We ask that you make every effort to attend the three additional days, as we will begin work on fundamentals and cadences that will help prepare you for the arrival of the remainder of the band.  The enclosed exercises (also available on the website <www.usu.edu/music/ensembles/band>) will give you something to get your hands in shape in the mean time, and we suggest that you prepare as many (or all) of the parts as you like (i.e. snare, tenor, cymbals, bass) to maximize your chances of being on a segment you prefer.  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. 

            University housing is not officially available until Sunday, August 16, 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 12 to move into your assigned residence hall room early.

            We ask that you set aside August 12-15 for 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. . .

Tristan Wardle,  Thomas P. Rohrer,
Percussion Section Leader Director of Bands
  www.usu.edu/music/ensembles/band
  (435) 797-3004

Utah State University
Department of Music
THE AGGIE MARCHING BAND
Percussion Schedule, Summer, 2009

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12 (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 13 -
FRIDAY, AUGUST 14 (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 15 (Percussion Fundamentals/Auditions)

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

Lunch provided;
Rehearsal in Chase Fine Arts Center

TBA

 

 

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 16 (Band Camp Fundamentals Begin)