All application materials & auditions must be completed and postmarked by May 31 of the enrollment year. NO EXCEPTIONS!
(Jazz drummers with no concert band experience skip 2–4.)
- Audition in person or mail/email a recording.
- Play the following three scales as many octaves as possible—Concert Db major, Concert A major, and Concert C harmonic minor.
- Play the chromatic scale, covering the entire range of your instrument, by tonguing up and slurring down (Articulations are for wind players only).
- Play two etude or solo excerpts—one that demonstrates musicality and another which showcases technical ability.
- Jazz Drumset players only: play all jazz-related styles that you know. This can include swing (fast, medium and slow), ballads (with brushes), rock, funk, and various forms of Latin.
Optional (but beneficial) Steps:
- Submit evidence of selection for an All-State, All-County, or All-District ensemble or of participation in a university Honor group to which you were nominated by your director. Suitable evidence is a copy of a program, an official letter of notification, or a letter from your high school director.
- Submit a letter of recommendation from your high school director.
The amount of a Band scholarship award is based on the following criteria:
- the applicant’s playing ability;
- the number of ensembles a student joins;
- the need for balanced instrumentation in the ensembles;
- the number of applicants;
- and the amount of funds available.
Band scholarships are awarded for one academic year. Returning students can re-apply for a scholarship every year.
Students on academic probation or those placed on disciplinary probation after a suspension become ineligible to receive Band scholarships.
Inquiries should be addressed to:
Director of Bands
119 North Glen Arven Avenue
Temple Terrace Florida 33617