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Marching Band Auditions & Requirements

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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

UL Lafayette Pride of Acadiana members at a home football game

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  

***Drumline auditions for the 2019-2020 season have already been completed.  The results can be found here.***

Auditions for the Ragin' Cajun Drumline usually occur 3rd or 4th Saturday in April.  Audition materials are posted here approximately two months prior to the audition date.  

Auditions for Color Guard

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.

Woodwind section of the Pride of Acadiana

Color guard attends one evening sectional per week on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Percussion sectionals are every Monday from 7 p.m.-9 p.m., and wind sectionals are every other Monday from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

If you are in the Pride of Acadiana, you earn course credit. If you're in junior division, register for AMUS 152. If you're in upper division, register for AMUS 352.

Game Days

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.