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Carolina Band Drumline

The Carolina Band Drumline is an elite and integral musical component of the Carolina Band that exemplifies the musicianship, spirit, and intensity of the Carolina Band.

The Carolina Band Drumline includes USC students of all backgrounds and majors who desire to perform at the absolute highest level. The Carolina Band Drumline rehearses daily throughout the fall season in both sectional and full band settings, and performs both with the Carolina Band and as a solo entity.

Members are selected through a highly competitive audition process in the spring before each football season. Members participate in all rehearsals and performances and receive a scholarship for their participation in the Carolina Band.

2019 Carolina Drumline Auditions

Saturday, April 27, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Copenhaver Band Hall (326 Sumter St.)
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

February and March Help Sessions (Copenhaver Band Hall)
Sunday, February 10, 3:00–5:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 3, 3:00–5:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 6, time TBD (in conjunction with the Garnet & Black Spring Game)

The audition consists of two parts: the individual audition and the group audition. Prospective members begin the audition process by performing individually on their chosen primary instrument (snare, tenor, bass drum or cymbals). After this brief audition, all prospective members perform together as a drumline for the group audition. Performance on any and all chosen secondary instruments is encouraged during the group audition process.

Materials for both the solo and group audition can be found in the 2019-2020 Carolina Band Drumline Audition Packet. Download the audition packet here.

We encourage all prospective members to register for the audition. This allows us to contact you with information regarding the audition day and suggestions for preparing the audition material.

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2019–2020 Carolina Drumline Roster

Questions about the Drumline? Call the USC Band Office, (803) 777-4278 or email Bailey Seabury.

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