Audition for

Tiger Band Brass and Woodwinds

2021 Tiger Band Brass and Woodwind Auditions

All auditions for wind players for the 2021 Tiger Band season will be completed by video submission. Cell phone videos are acceptable if that is the only equipment available. All of the information you need to complete and submit your video, including a video tutorial is posted below. If you still have questions, please contact the band office at 864.656.3380.

Tiger Band Application

The first round of drumline auditions will be via video submission due on June 25. Please see the Clemson University Drumline website for more details.

July

10

Returners

July

20

New Members

July

25

Results

Returners Video Audition Submission Deadline

Tiger Band Application

First Year Members Video Audition Submission Deadline

Tiger Band Application

Results will be emailed to everyone by July 25, 2021

Audition Information

Content

Your audition video should contain:

  • A short introduction of yourself
  • Tiger Rag (one time through, stop at the end of the first ending)
  • Alma Mater (one time through)
  • 2021 Audition Excerpt

Requirements

All 3 songs on the video must be done in one, continuous, un-edited take. (Do not turn the camera off between songs)

Your face and fingers/valves/slides must be visible at all times in the video.

Specialized instruments may use more common instruments for their audition. For example:

  • Piccolos may audition on Flute
  • Mellophones may audition on Horn
  • Baritones may audition on Euphonium or a Concert Baritone
  • Sousaphones may audition on Tuba

Sheet music for Tiger Rag, The Alma Mater, and the 2021 Audition Excerpt can be viewed and downloaded below.

Returning members must submit a new video for the 2021 season. Videos used in previous seasons will not be accepted.

Returners: Please use the posted part for your section for the audition regardless of what part you played in previous seasons of Tiger Band.

New for 2021: The Audition Excerpt is a portion of a selection that Tiger Band has played at halftime in the past. It is our hope that including a piece like this on the audition will give you an opportunity to better show us your musicianship and technical ability relative to a normal Tiger Band performance.

Reference Recordings

Tiger Rag:

Alma Mater:

All submissions will be evaluated by expert players and educators and the process will be overseen by the Tiger Band directors.

Returning members will earn 1 bonus point on their audition for every semester of participation in Tiger Band, other Clemson Bands, and private lessons with Clemson University Instructors.

Click here to view the scoresheet that all judges will use to evaluate the audition.

Submission

Upload your video to YouTube as an “unlisted” video or to another file sharing service like Google Drive, Dropbox, or Box.

Secure a download link for the file that you can share with us. Please check to make sure that the permissions will allow us to view it!

Fill out the online application below:

Tiger Band Application

Results will be communicated by July 25 via email.

Tutorial

Watch this video for a step-by-step explanation of our audition process and how to submit your application.

Sheet Music for the 2021 Audition

Tiger Rag

Piccolo
Clarinet
Alto Sax
Tenor Sax
Trumpet
Mellophone
Trombone
Baritone (BC)
Baritone (TC)
Sousaphone

Alma Mater

Piccolo
Clarinet
Alto Sax
Tenor Sax
Trumpet
Mellophone
Trombone
Baritone (BC)
Baritone (TC)
Sousaphone

2021 Audition Excerpt

Piccolo
Clarinet
Alto Sax
Tenor Sax
Trumpet
Mellophone
Trombone
Baritone (BC)
Baritone (TC)
Sousaphone