Drumline Clinics

2014 Drumline Clinics

Saturday, June 7, 2014
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Saturday, August 9, 2014

Drumline clinic schedule:

9:00 a.m. - Check in
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Block #1
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Lunch
1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Block #2

What to bring:

  • Ear Plugs (Note: these are required, and students will not be permitted to participate without hearing protection)
  • Sticks
  • Drum Pad
  • Drum (if available)

Drumline Clinic Materials

Download and practice the following materials prior to attending summer clinics. Additional audition expectations and music excerpts will be discussed in detail at the summer clinics.

Duple Check Patterns
Triplet Check Patterns
Rudiment Rituals
Cadences and Traditionals

Drumline Audition Procedures:

To be eligible to audition for the Texas Drumline you must first submit a Prospective Member Audition Form to the Longhorn Band Office.

Next, you must attend at least one of the three summer drumline clinics in order to receive an official invitation to Band Week (where the drumline auditions will take place). It is encouraged that you attend all three clinics as these are intended to help prepare prospective members for auditions and the Band Week experience.

During Band Week, auditions for the drumline will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 19 in the Band Hall (keep in mind that both prospective and returning members are required to attend both audition days). Day 1 of the audition process will consist of section playing auditions and a group marching audition. At the end of the first day and after initial assessments have been completed, callbacks will be made for individuals to return to audition during Day 2.

Day 2 of the audition process will consist of a group warm-up, which will work similar to the routine used during the summer clinics (these warm-up procedures are an important part of assessing the Day 2 audition). Prospective and returning members that have made it to this point will perform an individual audition and then we will hold additional section playing auditions as needed. This day will conclude with a meeting to announce the 2014-2015 Texas Drumline.

After the audition process is complete, if you find that you did not end up making the drumline, your Band Week is not necessarily over. There are additional ways to be involved in the Longhorn Band that include the Big Bertha Crew and the Big Flags.