2021 Leadership Audition Information

Drum Major

Webex Clinic- April 8 (6-7pm) Drum Major Clinic Video

Interviews- April 12 (4-5pm)

Videos/Paperwork due- April 13

Leadership Team

All materials due April 23.

The 2021 BJHS Marching Band Leadership Team will be chosen using several processes to determine qualification. Section leaders should complete their musical/performance audition and submit a leadership application. Drum major candidates should complete a music audition, interview, video conducting audition, and 3 page paper on philosophy of leadership. Once chosen, the leadership team will attend rookie camp (May 27-29).

Important Information:

  • All leadership team members will be expected to help with instruction related to music, choreography, and marching.
  • They are expected to conduct themselves professionally in person, in email correspondence, and on social media.
  • They will treat all section members with respect and will refrain from any degrading or offensive language at all times.
  • They will be responsible for conveying all information regarding uniforms, scheduling, practices, etc. to all section members through text message, email, and/or social media.
  • They will consult the directors on every decision regarding their sections, extra rehearsals, problems with section members, etc.
  • They will model appropriate rehearsal etiquette.
  • They will NOT engage in any form of hazing, harassment, discrimination, or intimidation.

To Audition for Leadership (Drum Major candidates-skip to “Drum Major” section below):

  1. Complete 2021 Leadership Application by Friday, April 23.  Password is concurrent with all other audition passwords.
  2. Get one letter of recommendation from a fellow section member stating why you would make a good leader for your section.  This will be submitted in the leadership application google form above.
  3. Make a 30 second-1 minute video stating why you would be the best choice to lead your section and at least one major goal you have for the band this year.  This will be submitted in the leadership application google form above.
  4. Complete music audition on April 27 or 29.  Details found here.

To Audition for Drum Major:

  1. Download and prepare 2021 Drum Major Audition materials. Password is concurrent with all other audition passwords.
  2. Attend webex clinic Thursday, April 8 (6-7pm) with former drum majors Madison Emmons and John Schumacher (current University of Alabama drum major).  This will cover conducting and leadership basics.  Madison and John will also hold a Q&A session to provide guidance with any questions you have about drum major, leadership, conducting, what it’s like to be a BJDM, or others.  Link to webex can be found here (https://madisoncity.webex.com/meet/lsthomas)
  3. Complete an interview on Monday, April 12 (4:00-5:00pm) in the BJHS Bandroom.
  4. Complete 2021 Leadership Application by Tuesday, April 13.  Password is concurrent with all other audition passwords.
  5. Get one letter of recommendation from a fellow band member stating why you would be suited to lead the band as drum major.  This will be submitted in the leadership application google form above.
  6. Complete a 3 page, double-spaced philosophy of leadership paper to turn in when you interview.  This will be submitted in the leadership application google form above.
  7. Complete music audition on April 27 or 29.  Details found here.

If you do not receive passwords via email or are a transfer student from another system, please fill out the contact form and passwords will be sent to you.

ALL COMPLETED FORMS ARE REQUIRED TO AUDITION.