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2021-22 Basketball Pep Band Audition Music

Auditions for the 2021-2022 Men’s and Lady Vol’s Basketball Pep Bands are now up and running.  Any current UTK student can audition (Instrumentation includes Drum Set & Electric Bass players for these groups)!

Reminder:  Anyone on a band stipend MUST audition.  Auditions will occur on Tuesday, October 12 at 7:30 PM in the band room of the Natalie Haslam Music Center.  Any questions, please see Dr. Stewart or Dr. Lyon.  Good Luck!

Audition excerpts are taken from the pep band tune “Chameleon”. Music can be picked up from the band office.

*If you do not have a copy of the music, please contact the band office for a copy at 865-974-5031 or visit us in the Natalie Haslam Music Center, Room 227.

*Electric Bass:  We will provide an amp/cord, just bring your bass to the audition.  You will play the excerpts from the Sousaphone music (see above if you do not have music).

Drum Set & Bass Drum: Demonstrate the following drumset styles: rock, funk, big band swing, and a groove in 3/4.  Play the following school songs: Rocky Top, Fight Vols Fight into Down the Field, and Vol Spell Out. If you need access to a drumset practice room, please find a percussion studio member to unlock a room for you or contact Ethan below.  Below is a link to a sign up sheet for times in 5 minute intervals. We will start at approximately 7:30pm in room 133.  If you are auditioning on Bass Drum, you will sit in and play with a drumset player so please put your name next to a drumset player on the sheet.  Please contact Ethan McDaniel (graduate student) with any questions:

Drumset/Bass Drum Link:  CLICK HERE

The University of Tennessee Bands

University of Tennessee Bands
1741 Volunteer Blvd.
227 Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
Knoxville, TN 37996-2605
Phone: 865-974-5031