Tryouts- Late April or Early May, 2014- TBA
To be eligible to tryout for Drum Major, a student must have been a member of the Marching Thunder for at least one year. Students will complete an application form and turn it in to the Director of Bands. The application form may be picked up from Mr. Barnett's office, Room 146 of Smith Music Hall.
Requirements will be to conduct an appropriate marching band selection of your choice from a tape recording or CD. You should also conduct the “Alma Mater”. You may get a CD of this song and a music score from Mr. Barnett's office, Room 146 of Smith Music Hall.
Each candidate will be asked to conduct 8 measures of each of the following with a cut off, 4/4, 3/4 and 2/4. (Be prepared to conduct in both marcato and legato styles.)
Also, each candidate will be asked questions by the judging panel pertaining to general Drum Major duties and responsibilities.