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Marching Band Audition Information

Brass & Woodwinds

Auditions for woodwind and brass positions in the 2024 WVU Mountaineer Marching Band will be conducted via video submissions.  Individuals should submit their videos through an unlisted YouTube link.  The deadline for submitting links to videos is Monday, April 1, 2024.  After a thorough review of submitted videos, the WVU Bands office will release audition results via individual emails in mid-April.  That email will contain additional information about calendar dates and other pertinent details.

Video Recording Requirements

  • The video should be a single, unedited take.  Clips, fades, audio enhancement, or filtering will not be accepted.
  • Please perform the scales, chromatic scale, and prepared pieces back-to-back as a single video. Your fingers and mouth must be visible and seen playing your instrument throughout the audition video. You may submit the marching portion of your audition in a different take. 
  • Upload the video to YouTube as an unlisted video, and make sure it has the appropriate privacy settings so that the Mountaineer Marching Band staff may access it. Please include your name and instrument in the title of the video.
  • Sousaphone, marching baritone, and mellophone players can use the concert equivalent of their marching instrument. If you do not have access to an instrument typically provided by the WVU Bands, please contact Dr. Williams to discuss options. 
  • If you are auditioning on more than one instrument, please submit a separate video audition for each instrument.

To access the required audition materials and instructions on how to submit your video link, please complete the Intent to Audition Form below. 

Intent to Audition Form

For questions regarding auditions, contact the WVU Bands office at wvuband@mail.wvu.edu.

Drumline 

Auditions for the 2024 WVU Mountaineer Marching Band Drumline will be in two rounds:

The preliminary round of auditions will be conducted via video submissions with audition videos due by April 1, 2024.  Students receiving callbacks from this round will be notified by April 5.

The second round of auditions for those receiving callback notifications will take place in person on the WVU campus on May 3-5, 2024.  The Drumline will be finalized at the end of this round.

To start the audition process and to receive the audition materials, individuals should complete the Intent to Audition Form.


For questions regarding auditions, contact the WVU Bands office at wvuband@mail.wvu.edu.

Colorguard 

Auditions for the 2024 WVU Mountaineer Marching Band Colorguard will be in two rounds.  The preliminary round of auditions will be conducted via video submissions with audition videos due by March 25, 2024.  Students receiving callbacks from this round will be notified by April 2, 2024.

The second round of auditions for those receiving callback notifications will take place in person on the WVU campus on April 20, 2024.  The Colorguard section will be finalized at the end of this round.

To start the audition process and to receive the audition materials, individuals should complete the Intent to Audition Form.

For questions regarding auditions, contact the WVU Bands office at wvuband@mail.wvu.edu.

Feature Twirlers 

Auditions for WVU Feature Twirler will be a two-step process. Applicants must submit a video of their twirling skills by February 19, 2024 at 11:59PM. Videos will be reviewed and the applicants will be invited back for on-site auditions on the WVU campus on March 17, 2024. 

Twirlers who have previously been members of the WVU Mountaineer Marching Band are required to re-audition each year, meaning all positions are open. The number of twirlers selected for 2024 will be based on the performance level of the applicants and the judges' decision in consultation with the Director of the WVU Marching Band. In previous years, between 2-4 twirlers have been accepted.

Individuals interested in auditioning for a position should complete the Intent to Audition Form and then follow the instructions posted here - Feature Twirler Audition Information (pdf).

Questions about auditions for Feature Twirler positions may be directed to:

Dr. Paula Jo Meyer-Stout (paulameyerstout@yahoo.com)