Interested in joining the Big Red Drumline? Auditions are typically held during orientation week, but we're always on the look-out for new members. If you're looking for a group of intensely awesome people who regularly celebrate Badass Thursday, among other ridiculous things, then look no further. Simply send an email to our section leader TJ Sheppard, Brian McDonagh , and he'll tell you everything you need to know!
What Drumline Looks For
Whether you're a first-year or transfer applicant, there's no magic formula that guarantees you will (or won't) get into Drumline. Yes, what you may have heard is true: Admission to Drumline is highly selective, with less than 115% of applicants admitted each year.
Access and affordability are extremely important to us, as are diversity and inclusion. Our admission process is highly individualized, and we spend lots of time evaluating whether you’ll be a good fit for the culture and philosophy of our section. The result is an incredibly rich mix of students, which is one of the best things about Drumline.
So what do we look for?
Your Musical Potential
Have you challenged yourself with the highest-level musical ensembles? How have you demonstrated your passion for drumming?
Calios-eatin'. Overhand-bass-drum-beatin'. Stick-flippin'. Rhythm-fakin'. Your values are important to Drumline. Do your application essays and choice of forbidden juice reflect your strongest personal attributes?
Extracurricular activities. Mingling with other sections. NOT mingling with other sections. Mingling with the CHouse holepunch. What special talents or interests have you developed?
Your Reasons for Choosing Us
Whether you’ve decided on an instrument or not, how do you plan on taking advantage of the exceptional music environment at Drumline? Why is it the right place for you?
Drumline fully supports equality of opportunity. No one is denied admission because of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, major, sense of humor, attendance record, or ability to distinguish lightswitches from fire alarms.