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2010 Marching Southerners Drum Major Auditions
2009-10-20
Hello Southerners,
 
This year there will be a couple of changes to the Drum Major audition process. For any of you that are interested in auditioning, you must submit an application along with 3 letters of recommendation from JSU faculty members supporting your leadership capabilities. Please read the following for additional information. (You may obtain an application HERE).
 
DRUM MAJOR PRELIMS:     
            Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2009
            Place: Mr. Bodiford’s Office
            Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
 
Each candidate will conduct the same selection of music. The selection is “Strawberry Soup.” You may pick up a score in the band office and you can listen to the recording that will be used for the audition on the Southerners Web Site. (Track #28 Marching Southerners Recording 2000). As well, you will be interviewed by the directors.
 
The judges will be the directors and the graduate assistants. The top candidates will then progress to the SEMI FINALS round.
 
DRUM MAJOR SEMI FINALS:
            Date: Monday, November 9, 2009
            Place: TBA
            Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
 
Each candidate will conduct the same selection of music. The selection will be the “Firebird.” You may pick up a score immediately after the prelims round when the semi finalists are named. You can listen to the recording that will be used for the audition on the Southerners Web Site. (Track #39 Marching Southerners Recording 1998).
 
The judges will be the directors, graduate assistants and current section leaders. The top candidates will then progress to the FINALS round.
 
 
DRUM MAJOR FINALS:
            Date: Monday, November 16, 2009
            Place: Performance Center
            Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
 
A Drum Major leads by example and exemplifies the positive attitude, strong work ethic, and spirit of The Marching Southerners. A Drum Major is a Musician, Teacher, Administrator, Communicator, Leader, Performer, and Friend. Drum majors will be chosen through an interview and audition process which will culminate in conducting the Marching Southerners in the final round.
 
You may choose either Stars Fell or Salvation and one selection from the 2009 show, “Of Thee I Sing.” The Southerners will vote on the finalists and the outcome of the vote will play a role in the director’s decision of the final results. The final results will be announced at the Band Banquet on Monday November 23, 2009.