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Scholarship Audition Dates/Information

Contact the Band Office at 662-325-2713 to schedule your audition for the 2024 Famous Maroon Band.

Audition Dates are below (all by appointment)

  • Weekdays (Monday - Friday) during Spring semester through March 28
  • Friday, January 26 (For students attending the MSU Honor Band Clinic)
  • Saturday, February 10 (Preferred date for incoming music majors; other majors are welcome)
  • Saturday, March 16 


Brass & Woodwind Scholarship Audition Requirements

  • 5 major scales (Student's choice, 2 octaves where appropriate.)
  • Chromatic scale
  • A 1-2 minute prepared piece that demonstrates your best qualities as a musician
  • Sight reading

Percussion Scholarship Audition Requirements

Percussionists are encouraged to audition on multiple instruments, but this is not required.

  • Snare Drum
    • 5 rudiments (Student's choice, Open-Closed-Open)
    • Long Roll
    • A 1-2 minute prepared piece (on concert or marching snare) that demonstrates your best qualities as a musician
    • Sight reading
  • Mallet Percussion
    • Same as Brass & Woodwind requirements
  • Timpani
    • Etude or solo
  • Percussionists must also be placed successfully on the drumline to receive a scholarship award. See below.

Drumline Auditions

  • The 2024 MSU Drumline audition submissions are due on Friday, May 3.  Download the audition packet here.

Auxiliary Auditions