Marching Band Auditions & Requirements
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- Auditions for Music Majors
- Auditions for Non-Music Majors
- Auditions for Ragin' Cajun Drumline
- Auditions for Color Guard and Feature Twirler
- Rehearsal, Class, and Other Requirements
Auditions for Music Majors
If you are planning on becoming a music major your audition to be accepted into your program can count as your audition to enter the Pride of Acadiana.
When you submit your School of Music Audition/Scholarship Application Form, be sure to check Marching Band in the Ensemble Interest section.
To find out about specific requirements for your instruments view the audition requirements for music majors.
Auditions for Non-Music Majors
Anyone is welcome to be a member of the Pride of Acadiana Marching Band, regardless of their major. To audition as a non-major, you will need to fill out the Pride of Acadiana Scholarship Application.
To set up your audition, please call the band department at 337-482-5157.
The audition requirements are the same as for music majors, except that you can bring your scale sheet to the audition.
Auditions for the Ragin' Cajun Drumline
Auditions for the 2023-2024 Ragin' Cajun Drumline will be held in-person on Saturday, April 29 from 9:00am-3:00pm. The audition will take place at the UL Band Room (Angelle Hall - 601 E. St. Mary Blvd). All interested students should be sure to download our audition packet on our main page and register for the audition. For questions, please email Dr. Brett Landry at firstname.lastname@example.org
Auditions for Color Guard
Pride of Acadiana Color Guard Auditions are Saturday, May 6 from 8:00 am-12:00 pm at Angelle Hall (Room 168). Registration begins at 7:30 am. Sign up for auditions at music.louisiana.edu/register. ALL new and returning members are REQUIRED to audition. Wear comfortable black clothing and be prepared to spin and dance. We look forward to seeing you there.
View the Audition Requirements for Color Guard and Feature Twirler.
Rehearsals, Classes & Other Requirements
All Pride of Acadiana members are required to attend band camp before the semester officially begins in August.
After the semester begins, rehearsals take place on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12:15-2:15 pm in the fall semester only.
Following the first Monday class meeting (August 17th), each regular Monday class meeting (12:15-2:15pm) will become a sectional rehearsal. Colorguard and Percussion will meet every Monday, while Brass and Woodwinds will alternate each week. Unlike previous seasons, there will be no evening sectionals.
If you are in the Pride of Acadiana, you earn course credit. If this is your first or second year in the band, you will register for AMUS 152. If you've been in band for more than 2 years, you will register for AMUS 352.
For football home game days, you'll need to reserve the full day for Pride of Acadiana activities. That includes rehearsal in the stadium, followed by time to clean up, eat, and change before the game. Game day schedules are set when final kick-off times are announced.
The Pride of Acadiana appears at many events outside of pre-game and halftime performances. To make sure we can make all outside appearances, the wind and percussion sections are divided into three pep bands that perform on a rotating basis. Assignments to pep bands are made during band camp. One pep band performs at Cajun Walk before each home football game.