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2017-18 Scholarship Audition Days:

December 8, 2017

January 26, 2018

February 9, 2018

March 9, 2018

 

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.
  • Bear Marching Band scholarships are for students who would like to be just in the Bear Marching Band during the fall semester (no spring scholarship award or band participation).
  • A band scholarship can stack with an academic, lottery, or other type of financial aid.
  • If you are interested in joining the UCA Band – – (1) Fill out the Prospective Student Music Form  (2) email Dr. Ricky Brooks that you are interested in joining the UCA band.

“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.

“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.

“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 to determine what instrument you will play in the fall (snare, tenors, bass drum, cymbals).  Information will be posted on the website in the spring prior to auditions.