The Blugold Marching Band Drumline is a 39-member section open only by audition. It is commonly composed of 10 snares, 10 cymbals, 8 toms, 6 bass drums and 5 tenors. To audition you’ll need to fill out the standard BMB application form and select “drumline.” When you submit your application your name is added to the audition list. Your name is forwarded to Dr. Crowell who will communicate with you about audition requirements. Auditions will take place on the second Saturday of May – May 11th.
In order to prepare for the season, the drumline reports to campus two weeks before the beginning of the academic school year — one week before full band camp. During this time the drumline meets and prepares the music, and works on balance as a battery. During the semester the drumline meets with the rest of the band during rehearsal times and may hold additional rehearsals outside of class when necessary.