Fall 2020 AAMB Audition Information


AAMB AUDITION REGISTRATION – SIGN-UP NOW!

BAND CAMP REGISTRATION DATABASE – REGISTER NOW!

When is Band Camp?

    • August 16th-22nd, 2020
    • The entire week of band camp is part of the marching audition process for the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band (AAMB).
    • Students auditioning for AAMB will attend Band Camp instead of Boiler Gold Rush (BGR). More information below.

Who can audition for AAMB?

    • Openings for Piccolo, Clarinet, Alto and Tenor Saxophone, Trumpet, Mellophone, Baritone, Trombone, Tuba, Snare Drum, Multi-Tenor, Bass Drum, Cymbals, Big Ten Flags, and Big Bass Drum Crew.

How do I sign up for Band Camp?

    • Upperclassmen: Please register for Band Camp HERE.
    • Incoming freshmen: 
      • Please sign-up for auditions HERE.
      • Then, register for Band Camp, HERE.

When are music auditions?

    • Incoming freshmen woodwind and brass players: We will conduct music auditions on the first day of Band Camp.
    • Upperclassmen: Returning brass and woodwind players will perform a music audition during regularly scheduled concert band time (see schedule here).
      • Any Jazz Band or Orchestra member interested in auditioning for Marching Band will “drop in” sometime between 1:30-5:20pm on those days to play an audition as well.
      • There will be no need to sign-up for an audition.
      • Students who are off campus in the Spring will play their audition upon arrival to band camp in August.

When are marching auditions?

    • The entire week of band camp is part of the marching audition process.  Returning woodwind and brass candidates will not start until Tuesday, August 18.
    • Attending Band Camp does not guarantee placement in the marching band. Students will be notified whether or not they will march for the season by Friday of camp week. We do our best to place all non-marching students in an indoor ensemble.

What should I prepare for my audition?

Audition Etudes & Requirements:

    • Audition etudes are available HERE. Contact bandsinfo@purdue.edu for the password to access etudes. 
    • The entire week of band camp is part of the marching audition process for the AAMB.

When are Drumline auditions?

    • ALL drumline candidates will report to Band Camp for auditions.
    • Drumline Tech Weekend will be virtual. See www.purduedrumline.com.

What should I prepare for my audition?

    • Audition etudes are available HERE. Contact bandsinfo@purdue.edu for the password to access etudes. 
    • The entire week of band camp is part of the marching audition process for the Drumline.

What if I cannot attend Band Camp? Can I still audition?

    • Attendance is mandatory. All students auditioning for marching band are required to attend band camp.
    • Incoming brass and woodwind players along with ALL drumline and auxiliary students are required to report on Sunday, August 16th.
    • All Upperclassmen woodwind and brass players will report Tuesday, August 18th 
    • If you are in DCI, you are still required to report on the designated date.

How do I enroll in Marching Band? 

    • Enroll with your academic advisor during STAR. Please refer to this document.
    • Schedule BAND 11000-001. (There are two different sections of BAND 110. You need to schedule the one that meets daily from 3:30-5:20 plus the linked Saturday time.)

Band Camp questions?

Drumline questions?

Can I audition for Marching Band AND a Concert Band/Orchestra/Jazz Band?

Important notes for those interested in AAMB:

    • Boiler Gold Rush:
      • The Purdue “All-American” Marching Band provides a similar experience to Boiler Gold Rush (BGR) during the week of band camp, including presentations from important departments on campus, tours, and activities within your section.
      • Since Band Camp and BGR are the same week, please DO NOT SIGN UP FOR BGR IF YOU INTEND TO MARCH. You will not miss out by not attending BGR and will still acclimate to campus life and make plenty of new friends.
      • If you sign up for BGR and then decide to participate in band camp, you may request a full refund prior to July 31st, 2020. Contact studentsuccess@purdue.edu or (765) 494-9328 to determine if your circumstance qualifies.
      • Through July 31: Full refund of $320
      • Aug. 1 and later: No refund
    • Residence Hall Move-In:
      • Students will receive a link from University Residences to select their early move-in time when they receive their housing assignment on July 23. Typically early move-in for incoming freshmen participating in Band Camp is the Friday-Saturday prior to the first day of camp on Sunday.
    • 2020 BAND CAMP SCHEDULE – Coming soon.

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