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Athletic Bands

Carolina Basketball Band

Get ready for an exciting season of Gamecock Basketball! The Carolina Basketball Band cheers on the men’s and women’s basketball teams both at home and during tournament play. Get courtside seats for every home game and travel to all post-season tournaments to hear the band and support the teams.

Members of the Carolina Basketball Band are made up of a pool of musicians who perform for all men’s and women’s home basketball games in Colonial Life Arena and are an integral part of the in-game atmosphere.

Membership in the band is open to all students regardless of major or classification. Members are selected by audition, receive a stipend for participation, and rotate playing for assigned events throughout the season. You do not need to be a member of the marching band to participate.

Instrumentation includes piccolos, clarinets, alto and tenor saxophones, trumpets, mellophones, trombones, baritones, sousaphones, bass guitar and drum set (players should be proficient in various rock, swing and Latin styles). Instruments can be provided for brass players, and drummers needn’t have their own drum set.

The Carolina Basketball Bands are directed by Jay Jacobs. E-mail Dr. Jacobs with questions regarding the audition process and schedule.

2020 Auditions

Brass/Woodwinds: Video Submissions
Drum Set and Bass Guitar: Copenhaver Band Hall, 326 Sumter Street

Audition details and materials for all instruments can be found here.

Brass/Woodwind Auditions
The audition form with a YouTube audition link must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, September 20.
Tubas may also record auditions at the band hall 4:00–7:30 p.m. on Tuesday/Wednesday, September 22/23.

Drum Set
7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 24 at the Band Hall and Practice Field
Complete this audition interest form prior to September 21.

Bass Guitar
7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 24 at the Band Practice Field
Complete this audition interest form prior to September 21
Amp will be provided. *You must bring your own 1/4-inch connector cable*

Additional Rehearsals: Thursday, October 8, 7:00–9:00 p.m. and Thursday, October 29, 7:00–9:00 p.m..

Audition information and music here.

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