Scholarship Audition Information

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Audition Requirements

Brass and Woodwinds

1. 12 Major Scales

2. Chromatic Scale

(Full range of your instrument from the lowest practical note to the highest practical note)

3. A prepared solo or etude

(Please do not perform marching band or concert band pieces.)

Percussion

1. Snare (required)

Rudiments (5 stroke roll, 6 stroke roll, 9 stroke roll, 17 stroke roll, Long roll, Flam, Paradiddle, Swiss army triplet, Single Flammed Mill, and Lesson 25)

Prepared solo or etude (Please do not perform marching band or concert band pieces.)

2. Choose one additional instrument:

Mallets

12 Major Scales

Prepared solo or etude

Timpani

Prepared solo or etude

Color Guard

Videos should include a 1-2 minute routine choreographed by the student and include spins and tosses. Although not required, students may also use rifles, sabers, swing flags, or other equipment to demonstrate their skill.

Dance

Before students are invited to the preliminary audition, they must have a minimum 2.25 GPA, and upload a headshot and body shot. Upload Photos

Technical elements required for preliminary audition include:

    1. Right Split
    2. Left Split
    3. Pirouette
    4. Double Pirouette

Attire for preliminary audition

    1. Black sports bra, black dance shorts with tights or black legging
    2. Black jazz shoes or barefoot
    3. Performance makeup (red lip)
    4. Hair should be neat and presentable

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Before you can commit to the Marching "Band of Gold," apply to Allen University!

Then once you're accepted...

1. Make sure you have submitted your FAFSA information

Our FAFSA code is 003417

If you have any questions about Financial Aid, contact us at

803-376-5792

2. You must have been accepted into Allen University before your scholarship is official!

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3. Then let us know you're joining! Make sure the above steps have been completed before confirming with us by clicking the button below...


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Meet Eddie Ellis, Director of Bands

Welcome to the Allen University Marching "Band of Gold"! I am Mr. Eddie Ellis Director of Bands. We started this adventure in the Fall of 2018, Since then we have managed to recruit some of the brightest and musically talented students in our region to our university. I sincerely hope that you become a member of our family! Take a look around our site and enjoy some of the highlights of our story. We can't wait to meet you.