Marching Golden Flashes
Kent State University
1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, Ohio, 44240
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The Kent State University Drumline is quickly becoming one of the premiere and sought-after performing ensembles in northeast Ohio.
There will be a pre-audition clinic to help prepare potential members for their final audition. Audition clinics will be Saturday, May 12, 2018, from 9 am. -5 p.m.
The Drumline live audition will take place on Saturday, June 9, 2018, from 9 a.m. -5 p.m.
Students interested in Drumline are encouraged to audition on-campus and in person. However, if you need to do a video audition, please contact the Bands Office to make arrangements before the June 9, 2018 due date.
Excerpts and information for video auditions can be found below under the Drumline Warm-up and Exercises link (coming soon).
Please try to record this in a way that the metronome can be heard and with a camera that has a frame rate that doesn't lag. If you are unable to use a drum or set of drums, please use a practice pad while standing. You must mark time for all exercises. Excerpts do not need to be recorded in a single take and can be recorded individually, then edited together in a program like iMovie.
Please see the 2018 PTC Guide or the Drumline Warm-up and Exercises link below for instructions for submission.
Candidates who pass a successful audition will be invited to join the KSUMGF Drumline and must attend:
Full Band Mini-Camp July 21, 2018, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (KSU Center for the Performing Arts, E112)
Preseason Training Camp August 15-22, 2018 (KSU Center for the Performing Arts)
During audition sessions, potential members should expect concentrated work on both group and individual playing technique. This will be done in conjunction with the provided technique exercises and music. Individual and ensemble timing will be greatly emphasized as well. Prospective members should expect to be shifted between various sections of the Drumline depending on desire and experience. Weather permitting, there will likely be time spent outside tracking and moving with drums so please be prepared to carry instruments for a large portion of the clinic time. Throughout the three audition sessions, individuals will be evaluated and placed in the line based on the following criterion:
For those interested in playing snare drum or tenors, individuals must understand and execute the following:
For those interested in playing bass drum or cymbals, individuals must understand and execute the following:
Please visit the links below to access a list of audition requirements and exercises. Take some time to read the list of frequently asked questions regarding the MGF and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any other questions!
Drumline Warmups & Exercises (coming soon) KSUMGF Drumline Technique Overview