Percussion

drum practicing outside

Almost every college and major at UConn is represented throughout the UCMB. Of more than 330 members in the UCMB, only about 1/6 major in music. The band helps students develop a work ethic that carries over to their studies and careers.

Join Our Drumline & Front Ensemble

If you are planning to audition for the 2024 season, please contact us at drumline@uconn.edu prior to the audition. Auditions will be held either late May or early June. Dates announced soon.

Eligibility

Any student attending UConn or one of few select nearby colleges is eligible to join the drumline and front ensemble. Membership is obtained through a simple audition (see below for more info).

Audition Info & Interest Form

Submit an interest form so we can send you more information about membership and the upcoming season.

2024 Summer Camps

The percussion section holds several mini camps throughout the summer to learn new material and prepare for the upcoming season. These camps run from 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. at the UConn, Storrs campus. If you are unable to attend any of these camps, please contact us ASAP.

The band also holds a preseason camp the week before the fall semester begins. This gives band members an added bonus of moving in with ease before the hectic move-in day on campus. Dates for preseason 2024 TBD.

Camp 1 (Auditions) TBD 9am – 5pm
Camp 2 TBD 9am – 5pm
Camp 3 TBD 9am – 5pm
Camp 4 TBD 9am – 5pm
Preseason TBD **

Rehearsals

During the fall term, rehearsals are scheduled Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00-6:00 p.m., and Friday from 3:35-6:00 p.m. The percussion section has an additional rehearsal Tuesday night from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Members of the percussion section will receive 1 academic course credit for this extra rehearsal.

drumline practice at night