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2017 Marching Band Audition Information

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Auditions for the 2017 Edition of the WVU Marching Band will be held at the Creative Arts Center on the Evansdale Campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown for each of the following dates.

  • Brass and Woodwinds - Saturday, April 22, 2017
  • Color Guard - Saturday and Sunday, April 1-2, 2017
  • Percussion - Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30 2017
  • Feature Twirlers - Preliminary Screening Video due Wednesday, March 1, 2017; 
  • Invited Twirler Finalist auditions - Saturday, April 8, 2017

Registration for Brass, Woodwind, Color Guard & Percussion auditions will take place in the lobby of the Creative Arts Center. Registration for Feature Twirlers will be held at the WVU Shell Building (next to WVU Coliseum and WVU track.) See Audition Information and Requirement page for registration times.

Any student attending WVU is eligible to join the band. Membership is obtained through a simple audition. Of more than 350 members of the WVU Band, only about one third major in music. The majority of band students represent every college and major course of study within the University. In addition, the overall grade point average of band members is significantly above the University average. Band members are almost always the students who want to excel in their classes - many are enrolled in various WVU Honors program. The band helps students develop a work ethic which carries over in to their studies and eventually their chosen professions.

During the fall term, rehearsals are scheduled Tuesday through Friday for two hours in the late afternoon. The band also conducts a band camp the week before the fall semester begins.

The following pages will hopefully answer any questions you may have about joining "The Pride of West Virginia."