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2024 Percussion Membership Information

Step One - Application and Fee:

1. Complete the audition form at (new & returning member applicants)

2. Pay the audition fee at (new & returning member applicants)

Step Two - Video Audition Submission:

  • A video audition submission is REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW APPLICANTS and any returning member auditioning for a new instrument.
  • Returning members that intend to stay on their same instrument are EXEMPT from having to submit a video.
  • The purpose of this video submission is merely for an initial screening of your skill set. After screening the submissions, staff will contact each applicant via phone to provide individual guidance on the in-person audition preparation.
  • The deadline for video audition submissions is 11:59 p.m., Sunday, March 31, 2024.
  • Audition fees must be paid in order to be reviewed.
  • Click here for video audition performance requirements and submission information.

Step Three - Full Percussion Auditions:

  • Full percussion auditions will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2024. Attendance at this audition is MANDATORY for all new and returning member applicants.
  • The 2024 edition of the UGA Drumline will be determined by the conclusion of this audition process.
  • Click here for details, schedules, and information pertaining specifically to the April 27th full percussion audition.

2024 Batterie Audition Materials

Potential members auditioning for Snare Drum, Quad Drums, and Bass Drums should familiarize themselves with the following exercises in this packet:


  • 16-8
  • Bb Accent Tap – Single Hand
  • Crispy Critters
  • Triplet Diddle
  • Triplet Fives
  • 16th Timing
  • Double-Triple
  • Triplet Accent with Check
  • Triplet Accent without Check
  • Sixteenth Accent with Check
  • Sixteenth Accent without Check
  • Accents on Triplets
  • Twenty-one Twelve – 16th Variations
  • Twenty-one Twelve – Triplet Variations

Potential members auditioning for Field Cymbals should familiarize themselves with:

2024 Front Ensemble Audition Materials

Potential members auditioning for the Front Ensemble should prepare and memorize the following exercises and etudes in this packet:


  • Glory Beats 2.0
  • NuBlocks
  • Space & Timin
  • Broccoli 16th & Triplet
  • Michi
  • Stepping Stones
  • Red Scales, in ALL major and minor keys

Potential members should expect to perform these exercises (from memory) both individually and within a group setting. During preparation, pay attention to the marked tempo ranges but remember speed is only one consideration in the evaluation. It is important to note that the front ensemble utilizes the Lee Howard Stevens’ four-mallet grip only. There will be no two-mallet portion to the audition. All exercises and etudes will be performed while holding four mallets.

In addition to preparing the preceding exercises, potential members should also prepare a one-to-three minute keyboard solo (marimba, vibraphone, and/or piano) that best displays one’s skill set. Excerpts from indoor, drum corps, or marching band shows are also acceptable. For the audition, all mallets and instruments will be provided. Potential members are welcome, however, to bring their own mallets if they prefer.

Remember, additional materials may be handed out and utilized during the audition process. Portions of the audition could require potential members to demonstrate advanced skills and/or understand concepts of basic music theory. Potential members’ playing will be evaluated both individually and within an ensemble setting.