Believe it or not, summer sessions are just around the corner and we have some important information for everyone. For all percussionists trying out, we will NOT meet early on the first summer session on June 7th. We will meet at 6:30 pm with the rest of the band at the band center. As most of you know, the drumline has rehearsals on Wednesday nights as well throughout the summer, however we will not meet on June 8th. The first Wednesday rehearsal will take place on June 15th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Keep practicing everyday and we cannot wait to see everyone at summer sessions!
We are excited to announce that the OSU Drumline will be holding our first annual May drum camp for drummers trying out for the upcoming marching band season. The camp will take place on Friday May 20th from 6 pm – 10 pm, Saturday May 21st from 9 am – 10 pm (with breaks for lunch and dinner), and ending on Sunday May 22nd from 9 am – 1 pm.
We will be doing sub-sectional and full ensemble work on warm-ups and other music for the summer and marching band season, as well as focusing on technique. In order to attend the drum camp you must be accepted to, or enrolled at, Ohio State (Columbus State and Capital University students are eligible as well), and must be planning on trying out for the drumline this summer.
Please contact our percussion instructor, Mark Reynolds, at Markrdrum@me.com with any questions.
We are very excited to see everyone tonight from 7-9 in the Steinbrenner Band Center for our last spring sectional of the year. We will pick back up again on Tuesday, June 7th, for the first full band summer session. In the mean time, keep working on our warm up packet, Flam Flows, Building Blocks, Urban Legend, and start looking at our school songs, found at the bottom of the music page, we will be playing these at summer sessions. Also keep up to date on our website and be on the look out for announcments and updates in the month of May.
The OSUMB has released the schedule we will follow for this years Summer Sessions and Marching Band Auditions. More detailed information for prospective drumline members can be found on our website under the Summer Sessions and Auditions tabs. Summer Sessions will take place on the following dates throughout the summer:
- Tuesday, June 7
- Thursday, June 9
- Tuesday, June 14
- Thursday, June 16
- Tuesday, June 21
- Thursday, June 23
- Tuesday, June 28
- Thursday, June 30
- Tuesday, July 5
- Thursday, July 7
- Tuesday, July 12
- Thursday, July 14
- Tuesday, July 19
- Thursday, July 21
- Monday, July 25
- Tuesday, July 26
- Tuesday, August 2
- Wednesday, August 3
- Thursday, August 4
- Monday, August 8
- Tuesday, August 9
2016 Auditions will take place from Friday August 12th – Monday August 15th.
All of this information regarding 2016 Summer Sessions and Auditions can also be found on OSUMB’s website.
Unfortunately our percussion instructor will be out of town for our sectionals tomorrow March 30th, so we have decided to cancel them. We will pick back up with sectionals next Wednesday, April 6th. Remember to keep working on the exercises in the Buckeye Technique packet, Flam Flows, and Building Blocks which can be found under our music tab.
Congratulations to the new squad leaders of the drumline for the 2016 season:
Brendan Todahl – Snare Drum Squad Leader
Jacob Keverline – Snare Drum Assistant Squad Leader
Alex Repke – Tenor Squad Leader
Chad Selmek – Bass Drum Squad Leader
Megan Snide – Cymbal Squad Leader
We are excited for the upcoming season under the leadership of these five individuals! We have updated the Contact page if you need to get in contact with them.
Sectionals last Wednesday went really well! It’s great to see improvements in those returning each week. Just a reminder that there will be no sectionals this week on Wednesday March 2nd. We will resume weekly sectionals next Wednesday, the 9th. In the meantime, keep working on exercises in the Buckeye Technique packet, Flam Flows, and Building Blocks.
We had a great turn out for last Wednesday’s sectionals, and we are already seeing improvements being made! Just a reminder for this weeks sectionals (held on Wednesday the 24th in the Band Center) to start looking at the exercises Flam Flows and Building Blocks as well as the warmup packet. All of our music can be found under the music tab at the top of the page.
Keep up the good work! Go Bucks!
Ohio State Drumline’s winter sectionals will begin Wednesday February 10th, from 7-9pm in The Steinbrenner Band Center located in the NorthEast side of Ohio Stadium (411 Woody Hayes Drive). Sectionals will be held here weekly for the entirety of spring semester. All you need is a pair of sticks and it would be a good idea to have the warmups, which can be found under the music tab, either printed out or available on an ipad to play along with.
If you have any questions feel free to contact our percussion instructor Mark Reynolds or our student squad leaders Brendan Tohdal and Alex Repke. Our contact Information can be found under the contact tab.
We are looking forward to seeing you all at sectionals. Go Bucks!
Auditions are less than seven days away, and veterans and candidates are gearing up to earn their spots in the OSUDL.
Candidate days will take place on Sunday and Monday (August 9th and 10th respectively) with registration opening up at 12:00 pm and running up until 2:00 pm. Registration for candidate days will take place in the lobby of the Steinbrenner Band Center.
See the attached Audition Schedule 2015 for full schedule of all four days of auditions, and head over to the Auditions tab for more information about the tryout process.
Students are also eligible for early housing during and after the audition process, and is highly recommended for students commuting to the auditions. Take a look at the Housing Letter provided by the university for more information on the costs associated with early move in and who to contact for more information.
Good luck, and go Bucks!
Audition Schedule 2015