Drum Line Audition Information:
Drum Line Audition Music/Exercises
All students that are interested in joining the Ragsdale Drum Line MUST attend the Drum Line Chops Classes:
Chops Classes: April 18, 20, 25, 27 6:30-8pm
Drum Line Auditions: May 4th (Times assigned)
All students will audition for TWO instruments, primary and secondary. Your primary instrument is the instrument you wish to play, you secondary instrument will be assigned to you during the first Tech Camp.
ALL members (returning or new) must audition for placement in one of the following positions:
4 Snares, 2 Tenors, 5 Bass Drums, 5 Cymbals*
Auditionees will play the exercises in the "Warm-up Sequence"
Students will play each section 3 times (slow medium and fast tempos) and will be evaluated on each performance in the areas of Technique, Rhythmic Accuracy, Sound Quality and Musicality.
Auditionees will also be asked to play an excerpt from the cadence on their primary instrument only.
Auditions Scoring Rubric
* - Cymbal Auditionees only need to play roaming 8th note, and demonstrate the following techniques:
Vert/horiz. Crash, Crash Choke, Sizzle, Sizzle-Suck
Cadence Audio File