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Find your section

Audition requirements for the SMB vary depending on your section. Find your section below to review the requirement. It is possible for individuals to audition for more than one section.

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Hornline

The hornline consists of the following instruments: Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Trumpet, Mellophone, Trombone, Baritone, and Tuba. Hornline auditions take place on campus on a Saturday in early June. A virtual option is available to those individuals who are not able to attend in person.

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Drumline

The drumline consists of the following instruments: Snare Drum, Tenor Drums, Bass Drum, and Cymbals.

Drumline auditions take place on campus, over two different weekends, in May. A virtual option is available to those individuals who are not able to attend in person.

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Color Guard

Color guard auditions take place on campus on a Saturday in late June. A virtual option is available to those individuals who are not able to attend in person.

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Big Ten Flags

Big Ten Flag Corps auditions take place on the same weekend, in early June, as the hornline. Marching and maneuvering skills are taught and evaluated during an afternoon orientation session. Individuals who are interested in the Big Tens may also audition for a spot on the hornline, drumline, or color guard, as well. Wind players who play flute, clarinet, double reeds, often audition for this section as a way to perform with the SMB!

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Twirler

Twirler auditions take place annually, only when spots are available for the upcoming fall season. Interested individuals should plan a fall visit to meet current twirlers and the teaching staff. Pre-screening materials are due in January of the audition year and an on-campus audition takes place in March.