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2018 Student Leader Audition Times

Thank you for applying to be a SUMB Drum Major or Student Leader. A leadership position in our band is an honor and a privilege. Each candidate should exhibit the following qualities:

  • Exceptional performance abilities in instrumental, color guard or dance.
  • Outstanding verbal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Positive attitude at ALL times.
  • Ability to be professionally accessible to peers and band admin.
  • Dedicated to being mentally engaged at all functions.
  • The ability to lead by example and motivate others.

Leadership Requirements

Each applicant must:

  • Complete this online questionnaire and participate in an interview with the directors.
  • Have at least one full year of performance experience with the SU marching, pep and concert bands.
  • Demonstrate a pleasant demeanor, and have the respect of the band admin, staff and fellow band students. Incoming first year members are not eligible for leadership positions.

Interview Requirements

Each applicant must demonstrate:


  • Marching techniques (forward/backwards march, slide, etc.)
  • The ability to competently discuss your leadership skills and experience.

Wind Players

  • An excerpt from Marching Band, Pep Band or Concert Band that best represents your performance ability.

Battery Percussion

  • Rolls on Triples

Front Ensemble Percussion

  • 4 Mallet-Tee


  • Fight Song and a 30 second original routine. Please bring your music with you.


  • Across the Floors and a 30 second original routine. Please bring your music with you.

2018 Student Leader Audition Times

NameInstrumentChoose a Time Slot
deja IngramAlto Sax4:45pm
Kelsey DupreyAlto Sax9:30am
Zach TetterMellophone4:00pm
Danella GilliganTrumpet5:30pm
Alexis HarrisFlute9:15am
Allison BishopMellophone5:15pm
SydniƩ WashingtonDance9:45am
Carlyn BessicksDance2:15pm
Samantha PickettColor Guard2:30pm
Emma Cathy SmithBaritone3:45pm
Tabitha LansingerColor Guard4:30pm
Breyona JohnsonDance11:15am
Olivia ApicellaClarinet1:45pm
Malikka HarrisFront Ensemble/Pit2:00pm
Julianne ParkerFront Ensemble/Pit10:30am
Melissa WildsColor Guard11:45am
Nicole MajorBattery Percussion11:30am
Brennan TaylorBattery Percussion1:15pm
Trinity BonnerDance12:30pm
Nickolas BoisseauBattery Percussion10:00am
Nickolas BoisseauBattery Percussion12:45pm
Keri WhitehausBattery Percussion9:00am
Matthew MiloszarSousaphone1:00pm
Natalie StevensAlto Sax1:30pm
Emily BartlesBaritone10:15am