2022 Drumline Tryout Info

Students auditioning for Snare Drum

Rudiments, slow-fast-slow:

– Double Stroke Roll (match grip)

– Single Paradiddle (match grip)

– Flam Tap (match grip)

Audition Music:

– Point Break

– I am Legend

Sight Reading (match grip)

Students auditioning for Tenors 

Rudiments on snare drum, slow-fast-slow:

– Double Stroke Roll (match grip)

– Single Paradiddle (match grip)

– Flam Tap (match grip)

Audition Music:

– Point Break

– I am Legend

Sight Reading on Tenors

Students auditioning for Bass Drum 

Audition for Bass1, Bass 2, Bass 3, or Bass 4

Audition Music:

– Point Break

– I am Legend

Sight Reading

(Note for bass drum: Pay extra attention to which notes are in unison with all basses, and which notes are on the specific bass you are auditioning for)

Students auditioning for Bells

Audition Music: 

– Inspector Gadget

– Injury

Any students auditioning for cymbals do not need to prepare anything for the audition, and will only need to attend the day of auditions to receive the welcome for the new season and hear any and all logistics. 

If anyone has any questions email jquad2014@gmail.com

Thank you!

You can download all audition music here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1j5cKWaeuBkLKtrXX6s0l-0AFMF086CNB?usp=sharing

Fundraiser Starting Tuesday

Tuesday we will be starting our Snap! Raise fundraiser to raise money for a new band trailer. The old band truck has seen better days and unfortunately won’t get us through another year.

Community members can expect to get an e-mail from band members simply asking for donations. This is a great program and our cheerleaders raised a good amount of money using the same program in the Fall.

You can find out more about Snap! Raise at https://www.snapraise.com/

Band Booster Nominations

The Minerva Band Boosters have decided to hold elections early this year due to the need to fill the vice president position. We have also decided to vote in a new co-treasurer early to allow Heather Smith more time to train and transition in a new person. Please email nominations to the secretary, Jessica Dray (jdray0628@gmail.com), by Sunday February 27th @ 8:00pm. Voting will occur during the March 14th booster meeting. All nominees must be present at that meeting to be included in the vote. Currently, we only have one nominee for each open position.