The TUMB accepts members from all ranges of experience - no one is turned away from being a TUMB member because of their skill level. Auditions are a way for us to determine where a member best fits in the TUMB ensemble and can also serve as a means of determining initial "Shadow Spots" for our pregame performance.
Winds and Brass
Auditions for prospective TUMB wind and brass members can be scheduled in person during a campus visit or can be a video submission online using a service such as YouTube or Vimeo. In person auditions may be audio or video recorded and shared with the rest of the TUMB staff or our student leadership.
- Two scales in two octaves of your choosing
- Two excerpts of your choosing, one that highlights your technical skill and one that highlights your musicality.
- In-person auditions may be asked to do some sight-reading of past TUMB material.
Contact Mendel Lee with any questions and to schedule an audition.
Auditions for prospective TUMB percussion members can be scheduled in person during a campus visit or can be a video submission online using a service such as YouTube or Vimeo. Final placement auditions happen on the first night of percussion early move-ins two weeks before classes begin. The TUMB plays traditional grip for Snare Drum, "American" grip for Quads, Glassmen-style wrist-break technique for Bass Drums, and Garfield Grip for Marching Cymbals. All techniques are explained in great detail in our Technique Packet. The packet and 2017 Mardi Gras Warmup Series can be found at the links below for an example of what to expect to play.
Pre-season Audition Requirements:
-Full Strokes (Legatos, 8-on-a-hand, etc.)
-Double Strokes (Double Beat, Sanford Shuffle, etc)
-Double-Stroke Open Rolls (triple or duple)
-An excerpt of your choosing that highlights your rudimental skills
Early Move-Ins Audition:
-TUMBamentals Warmup Series (Coming Soon!)
-Excerpts from Fall show music (TBA)
Contact Andrew Szypula for specific requirements and to schedule an audition
COMING SOON! - Contact Barry Spanier for specific requirements and to schedule an audition
Shockwave auditions occur once per semester. For audition info, visit the Shockwave Auditions Page!