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Join! | UCA Bands

Join!

“I want to be a music major and play in the band.”

  • Apply for admission to UCA.
  • Set up an audition with Dr. Ricky Brooks.
  • Prepare two (2) etudes of your choosing: one fast etude and one slow etude.  You can use selections from the All-State music OR an advanced solo or other exercise of equivalent difficulty.  Scales and sight reading are part of the audition.
  • Practice for your audition! The more prepared you are, the higher chance of receiving a scholarship.
  • Music scholarships are awarded based upon your audition quality only. For Academic Scholarships, students must apply through UCA.
  • If you cannot audition on a scholarship audition day, we schedule individual auditions on Monday-Thursday.

“I’m not a music major, but want to play in the band.”

  • Apply for admission to UCA.
  • Set up an audition with Dr. Ricky Brooks.
  • Prepare two (2) etudes of your choosing: one fast etude and one slow etude.  You can use selections from the All-State music OR an advanced solo or other exercise of equivalent difficulty.  Scales and sight reading are part of the audition.
  • Practice for your audition! The more prepared you are, the higher chance of receiving a scholarship.
  • Music scholarships are awarded based upon your audition quality only. For Academic Scholarships, students must apply through UCA.
  • If you cannot audition on a scholarship audition day, we schedule individual auditions on Monday-Thursday.

“I just want to play in the Bear Marching Band.”

  • Apply for admission to UCA.
  • Set up an audition with Mr. Brantley Douglas
  • Auditions are meant to display proficiency on your instrument, so a simple band piece or etude will be more than enough. This is NOT a pressure situation! All athletic bands award a minimum scholarship to participants. Minimum BMB scholarship: $400.00.
  • Auditions for Flag Line and Twirlers are in April of each spring.  Information for the 2012 auditions will be posted on the Guard page.
  • If you have auditioned and been accepted as a percussionist for the BMB, you will have DRUMLINE PLACEMENT in April of each spring.  Information for the 2012 drumline placement, i.e. which instrument you’ll play (tenors, snare, bass drum, cymbals), will be posted on the Drumline page.

Band Scholarships

  • Band scholarships are performance awards an depend on the quality of your audition, potential success in the UCA band program, and other scholarships you may have.  Band scholarships are awarded for eight (8) consecutive semesters.
  • A band scholarship can stack with an academic, lottery, or other type of financial aid.
  • You do not have to be a music major to be in the band or to receive a band scholarship.

 


Please complete this form if you are interested in joining the UCA band. Please include as much contact information as possible. Thanks.

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