Michigan Marching Band
MMB Drum Major auditions are slated to begin tomorrow, April 6th. For those who don't know, the process is as such:
All DM candidates do a pre-audition for the MMB staff. Staff then picks the best candidates based on their pre-audition, and to follow that audition, the final candidates will audition again for the whole marching band on the day of the spring meeting (the last day of classes, April 19th), who will then elect the best candidate to the position. Tomorrow is the pre-audition at Elbel field. This year, there are 7 candidates. One had to drop out because of injury - otherwise there would be 8.
Assuming the Marching Band coming to Columbus this weekend. We will need the noise down here. If they are here, are they performing on Friday evening? In the past they have been at Pickerington High School. If anyone has further information on chance to see them please reply.
Regardless of whether or not you like Lady GaGa (I don't), the MMB's show this week is all about her. Who's ready to dance their asses off? The show has already got some attention. Watch the video from ND's NBC broadcast, or http://jezebel.com/5636635/university-marching-band-presents-gaga-halftime-show. Hopefully the crowd helps this show become a hit!
I'm a sophmore in high school and I was just wondering how I get into the Michigan Marching band. I play the bass trombone, but i don't think that should be a problem. If any of you fellow band geeks out there would give some insight that'd be great.
I'm watching Auburn - Miss. St., and of course, Auburn has sent its band, although not the full band, just the pep band. I did a little research and it seems that All teams in the SEC, and several teams in the Big 12 (i.e. Texas) send a band to every game, although most road games are attended by the pep band only.
Why don't we have a pep band? If we did have a pep band, when did it exist? I know that there are some ex-band guys who could shed light on this (i.e. Bando).
It would not surprise me if this topic has come up before, so if there is already an existing thread, link it here and I'll ask the admins to bring this one down if they feel it necessary.
An update from a friend on the band's dress rehearsals with stadium amplification:
We've experimented with the sound amplification twice this week at stadium rehearsals. Unfortunately it's really hard to get a read on things without people in the stadium. Right now there's a significant delay between the actual sound and the amplified sound. It varies from minor to almost a beat late depending on where you are. It seems to be worse the lower you are in the stands for some reason, and it's also pretty bad anywhere on the east side. We'll have a better idea of things after the first game tomorrow.
I hope things go well; it'll be interesting to hear reports from stadiumgoers.