Drumline Auditions


Friday, April 28, 2017 – Saturday, April 29, 2017

Drumline Application 



How do I register to audition for the Panther Band Drumline?

Fill out the GSU Panther Band’s online Drumline Application.

Audition Schedule

Attendance at both audition days is required.

  • Friday, April 28, 2017
    • 4:00pm – Registration Opens
    • 5:00pm – Welcome and Introductions
    • 5:15pm – Music Session 1
    • 9:00pm – Dismiss
  • Saturday, April 29, 2017
    • 9:00am – Music Session 2
    • 12:00pm – Lunch Break – on your own
    • 1:00pm – Music Session 3
    • 4:00pm – Auditions Conclude
    • 4:30pm – Meeting with Selected Members
    • 5:00pm – Dismiss



Auditions will take place at the Georgia State Sports Arena located at 125 Decatur Street, Atlanta, GA 30303. Upon arrival, potential members will report to the lobby located on the 3rd floor – at the top of the escalator.


Audition fee?

Potential members, returning and new, must pay a non-refundable audition fee of $25.00. Cash or check are accepted.


What do I bring?

Potential members should bring appropriate playing implements—-snare drum sticks, tenor drum mallets/sticks, bass drum mallets. Additionally, because the number of those auditioning could exceed the amount of instruments owned by the Panther Band, we ask those auditioning for snare drum and/or tenor drums to please bring your own instruments if possible. It is not necessary to bring bass drums or field cymbals.  Potential members should also bring proof of college or university acceptance (acceptance letter or university student identification card) and a letter of recommendation from your high school band director.


How will I be evaluated during the audition process?

Evaluations take place in an ensemble setting. However, you should also expect to demonstrate your skills individually. Potential members are evaluated on their consistency in technique and sound quality as well as tempo control and rhythmic accuracy.


What will I be asked to play during the audition?

You are urged to familiarize yourself with the music materials found in the audition packet.


Other questions

If you should have any other questions or concerns regarding Panther Band Drumline auditions, please do not hesitate to contact the band office at bands@gsu.edu.