Drumline

Welcome SUMB Drumline and auditioners!

We will meet at 1:30pm on August 15th inside the Dome for a brief meeting. Auditions for VETERANS of the drumline will begin on Wednesday, August 17th at 1:45pm inside the equipment room of the CarrierDome. ROOKIE auditions are to follow.

Look for the Audition Requirements located in the Drumline Audition Packet for the specifics of each instrument. Auditions include excerpts from three of our cadences: Flash Gordon Henderson, Double Beat 2004, and Street Time.

THEY ARE TO BE PERFORMED BY MEMORY. NO EXCEPTIONS!!

Be prepared to perform them at soft, medium, and loud dynamics at the marked tempos. Mark time, left foot lead. Pay particular attention to the timing of the hands and feet as you mark time.

Be prepared to play the remaining exercises, cadences, and rudiments. Even though they are NOT a part of the audition, we play this repertoire every day at rehearsal. The SU drumline performs all of our rep by memory. So get started NOW!

Our 2013 basic repertoire consists of: Exercises: Eight-Seven, Accents, and Roaming 16th note Cadences: Flash Gordon Henderson, Double Beat 2004, Street Time, Run On (Pre-Game Cadence), and Down the Field (SU Fight Song).

In addition, the drumline also learns and memorizes six different field shows, plenty of stands tunes, and other cadences. Needless to say, there is a lot of material.

Enter at the Stadium Control entrance in the southwest corner of the Carrier Dome. Bring your practice pads, sticks/mallets, metronome, 3-ring binder with plenty of plastic sleeves, and a pencil. Come prepared and ready to drum.

I look forward to meeting you,
Robert Bridge

For the audition, you should be prepared to play excerpts of Street Time, the required exercises, and rudiments all by memory! No exceptions!
Please click the links below that pertains to the instrument that you will audition on.

Basses Exercise Requirements Eight Seven Triplet Timing Accents 3-5-7 Triplet Accent Doubles
    Roaming 16th Note Triplet Diddle Flams Funk Pre-Game Cadence Down the Field
    Street Time 99 Page 1 Street Time 99 Page 2 Drum Rudiments Page 1 Drum Rudiments Page 2 Street Time 2008
               
Cymbals Exercise Requirements Triplet Timing Accents Roaming 16th Note Funk Pre-Game Cadence Down the Field
    Street Time 99 Page 1 Street Time 99 Page 2 Drum Rudiments Page 1 Drum Rudiments Page 2 Flash Gordon Henderson
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    Flash Gordon Henderson Page 2 Flash Gordon Henderson Page 3        
Snares Exercise Requirements Eight Seven Triplet Timing Accents 3-5-7 Triplet Accent Doubles
    Roaming 16th Note Triplet Diddle Flams Funk Pre-Game Cadence Down the Field
    Street Time 99 Page 1 Street Time 99 Page 2 Drum Rudiments Page 1 Drum Rudiments Page 2  
               
Surdos Exercise Requirements Double Beat 2004 Flash Gordon Henderson Page 1 Flash Gordon Henderson Page 2 Flash Gordon Henderson Page 3    
               
Tenors Exercise Requirements Eight Seven Triplet Timing Accents 3-5-7 Triplet Accent Doubles
    Roaming 16th Note Triplet Diddle Flams Funk Pre-Game Cadence Down the Field
    Street Time 99 Page 1 Street Time 99 Page 2 Drum Rudiments Page 1 Drum Rudiments Page 2