Drum Major Auditions Agreement
Any band member, grade 10-12 (upcoming school year) who is registered as a year-round instrumental member of the Southside Band, and who has taken at least one year of marching band experience.
*Applicants must be in good standing with the Southside HS faculty and be up to date on all band fees from the 2022-2023 school year.
1. Complete the Audition Sign Up Form (online) & pay the $30 audition fee
2. Attend clinics March 6-9 to learn the necessary skills, techniques, and routines that will be assessed
3. Participate in the audition on March 10, 2023
*A reminder, that membership in The PRIDE of Southside is open to any dedicated and hardworking student. There is always a place for those who give their best!
PROFESSIONAL! No denim, ill-fitting or sloppy clothing, appropriate grooming and personal presentation.
$200 Band Membership Fee (ALL STUDENTS - broken into payments and fundraisers are available)
** Drum Major will have a reduced membership fee of $150 to aide with the burden of purchasing his or her own uniform.
$412 Uniform Fee (based on last year’s uniform cost)
The Drum Major is responsible for purchasing their own uniform, the design of which is chosen by the director to compliment the entire band.
“I realize that the position of Drum Major is a leadership position and as such, the individual in this position needs to display leadership through example.
The Drum Major needs to be the first one to rehearsal and the last to leave, and be organized, and maintain a positive attitude. The Drum Major must be a model citizen at all times and be willing to prioritize their band involvement over all other non‐academic activities.
I realize that the Southside High School Band Staff has set up the fairest criteria for the audition as possible. Judges will choose the best candidate on a given day’s performance under a no bias circumstance.
I realize that the Drum Major’s uniform is designed to complement the image of the band as a whole and that the Directors set the design. The students who serve as Drum Majors will have a separate Uniform fee to cover the cost of the uniform and that the design of this uniform will be approved by the directors.“