2020 HOT AUDITIONS

If you are interested in joining the Herd of Thunder as a woodwind or brass player, but missed the initial audition video deadline of May 15, you may request a late audition by sending an e-mail to Dr. Sosnowchik at msosnowchik@usf.edu.


Any interested prospective member must complete the Prospective Member Form at this link:


WOODWIND AND BRASS AUDITIONS

Prospective new members of the Herd of Thunder and current members desiring to change instruments, please follow the procedure below to audition for the Herd of Thunder.

Please review the following:

  • 2020 woodwind and brass audition materials will be posted by March 5 for prospective new wind members and returning wind members who would like to audition to change instruments 
    • PLEASE NOTE that all auditions will take place via video submission and are due no later than May 15.  All instructions are included in the materials—please read and follow them carefully.
    • You will see three separate folders when you clock the audition materials link below, and you will need to access your instrument’s part from each one (etude, Fight Song, and March Victorious)

Your section leaders will begin contacting you starting in April to be sure you are comfortable with the audition process and answer any questions.

Audition procedure for woodwind and brass:

1. Audition materials will be made available to students by March 5. Materials will include: 

  • A. USF Fight Song 
  • B. March Victorious 
  • C. One performance etude OR a performance piece from a halftime show

2. All New Winds and Returning Winds – Changing Instruments must audition via video-submission. Applicants are only permitted to submit one video recording, and this video must include the full audition requirements outlined above. Video Recordings must be uploaded to YouTube (be sure the file is marked “unlisted” for public viewing) and emailed to HOTAuditions@gmail.com. You must announce your name at the start of the video, whether you are a New Wind or Returning Wind – Changing Instruments and you must be visible for the entire recording.

3. All video auditions are due no later than May 15.

4. After May 15, the Directors will review all video auditions together. Once your video has been reviewed, you will receive one of the following messages no later than June 2: 

  • A. Congratulations and Welcome to the Herd of Thunder Marching Band. Part assignments and alternate positions will be determined on Sunday of band camp by a Music Assessment.
  • B. Thank you for auditioning for the Herd of Thunder Marching Band. At this time, your audition is not up to the level required to be a member of the program. You are welcome to re-audition next year. 


COLORGUARD AND FEATURE TWIRLER AUDITIONS

COLORGUARD auditions will take place via video for this season. Please click the button below to access colorguard audition information.

Our feature twirler positions are currently full; we will post information here when positions come open.


DRUMLINE AUDITIONS

DRUMLINE summer sessions will take place via video for this summer. Please click the button below to access drumline audition information.


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AUDITION INFORMATION