Flasher Brass Pep Band | Kent State University

Flasher Brass Pep Band

Flasher Brass Pep Band is Kent State University’s elite pep band which performs at all men’s and women’s home basketball games, post-season MAC and NCAA tournament games, and a variety of other Kent State athletic and community events. 

You are cordially invited to audition for the 2018-19 season of the Kent State University Flasher Brass Pep Band. This premiere performing ensemble is Kent State University’s elite pep band which performs at all men’s and women’s home basketball games, post-season MAC and NCAA tournament games, and a variety of other Kent State athletic and community events. Students enrolled in Flasher Brass Pep Band receive 1 course credit and a stipend for each spring semester in which they are enrolled.

AUDITIONS

Auditions for 2018-19 will take place September 24-28.  Please bookmark this page and check back frequently for specific times and audition requirements. Contact us at mgf@kent.edu with any questions!

Brass & Woodwinds

All brass and woodwind players must complete an audition consisting of all major scales, chromatic scale, a short sightreading excerpt, and 1-3 prepared pieces (TBA). The prepared pieces will be posted in late summer or early fall. Pieces should be downloaded and printed off by the student BEFORE arriving to the audition. Brass & Woodwind instrumentation includes piccolo, clarinet, alto & tenor saxophone, trumpet, mellophone, trombone, baritone, & sousaphone.

Electric Bass

Major and chromatic scales, sightreading a couple  of short excerpts, a few different bass style improvisations, and 1-3 prepared pieces (TBA).

Drumset

Drumset players will be asked to demo from the following styles:

  • Hard rock
  • Techno
  • Disco
  • Swing (Medium and Fast)
  • Funk
  • Shuffle
  • R&B/Hip Hop
  • Samba (Slow and Fast)
  • Mambo
  • Soca

REHEARSALS

Fall Rehearsal Schedule (KSU Center for the Performing Arts, room C304) TBA

FLASHER BRASS Pep Band SCHEDULE

Schedule will come out in the fall semester.

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