2017-18 Drum Major Application
Drum Majors of the Gateway High School Marching Band should be members that have a strong musical and visual understanding of the ensemble. These students should be outstanding leaders, musicians, marchers, and teammates. Earning the respect of staff and peers is something that is a prerequisite of a drum major candidate, not something that can be done once assigned the position.

All applicants must be in grades 10-12 and have marched in the band/guard for a minimum of 1 year. Ensemble members of any grade are welcomed to participate in workshops or clinics for future auditions, but only students in grades 10-12 will be considered for any drum major positions. Attendance at workshops and clinics does not require a student to audition for DM.

Tuesday, April 24 - 2:45-4:00pm
Tuesday, May 1 - 2:45-4:00pm

DRUM MAJOR AUDITIONS - Tuesday, May 8 - 3:00-???

Drum Major Audition Requirements:

* All candidates for Drum Major are required to fill out an application. Applications are due to Mr. Hoeltje before the second workshop on Tuesday, May 1

* Each Drum Major candidate will be asked to conduct the Star Spangled Banner, the Gateway High School Alma Mater, and a musical excerpt that will be provided during the audition workshops.

* Immediately following the conducting portion, each candidate will have 1-2 minutes to tell the panel why they should be chosen as the Drum Major.

* This will be followed by a short question and answer from the panel.

NOTE: In addition to the audition requirements listed above, the successful candidate(s) should have also demonstrated leadership skills, musicianship, and personal responsibility throughout his/her participation in the band program. Any past behaviors, both positive and negative, will be considered when selecting Drum Majors.


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