Percussion: The VSU drum line consists of snares, tenors, basses, cymbals, and mallet/pit percussion. Percussionists will receive a packet of warm-ups and audition material during the summer. The goal of the band is to place everyone who auditions on the instrument for which they are best suited and which they will enjoy playing. The date for this year's percussion weekend camp / audition will be May 3-4, 2014 This will also serve as the audition dates for inclusion as a member of the VSU drumline and/or front ensemble. If you have not already received general information about the band program at VSU, please contact Mr. Bradshaw as soon as possible. You will need to provide him with your mailing address. If you are not able to attend the weekend camp, you may submit a video showing your ability on as many of the instruments as possible (snare, tenors, bass, cymbals, and mallets). You will still use the audition music found at the following link for this video-taped audition.
The following exercises / music will be used for the audition/clinic weekend and throughout the season.
Front Ensemble / Mallets:
- Front Ensemble Warm-Ups (1 additional warm-up to be added ASAP)
2014 Show Music:
- To be posted when available.
Articles of interest:
- Proper Playing Technique and More (particular interest in the article titled " Stretching for a Pain-Free Performance")