Join the Mighty Sound of the South Marching Band
Let's get started, Tiger.
1 – Fill out an Interest Form
2 – Apply to the University of Memphis
3 – Audition
4 – Register for the course
Dr. Will Plenk
Associate Director of Bands
Director of Athletic Bands
Mighty Sound of the South 2023-2024 Audition Information
Playing auditions are not required for woodwind and brass players who have participated in their high school bands. All we require is that you schedule an intake meeting so we can get to know you, explain the essential points of band participation, and answer any questions you may have. Intake meetings are held throughout the spring and into the summer. You can meet us in person on campus, through Zoom, or by phone – whatever best suits your circumstances. To schedule an intake meeting, email email@example.com or call (901) 678-BAND.
Monday Night Drumline Class:
In preparation for drumline auditions, we offer a free class every Monday night during the spring semester, from 7:30 to 9 PM, in the Communication and Fine Arts Building (CFA), Room 137. The classes are not mandatory to become a drumline member but are highly encouraged, as we will work on the 2023 exercises and audition pieces. We only have a limited number of drums and want everyone that comes to be able to play the entire time, so we ask that you bring your instrument if you are able. Free parking will be available in the lot on Central Avenue. You can view the location of the building and the parking lot on the campus map https://umwa.memphis.edu/campusmap/index.php. For more information or a digital copy of the music, contact Michael Todd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auditions for the drumline will be held on Saturday, April 29, from 9 AM to 5 PM in the Communication and Fine Arts building, room 137, on the University of Memphis campus. The audition will consist of playing in a complete battery setting during the morning, with individual auditions conducted in the afternoon. All material needed for the audition is compiled in a packet, which can be obtained by emailing Michael Todd at email@example.com. You should be prepared to mark time with all exercises.
You may submit a video audition if you cannot attend the audition day. The video should include all audition material, must be played on a drum with a metronome, and must be able to see your feet, hands, and face. A link to your video audition should be sent to Michael Todd before 5 PM on April 29 - firstname.lastname@example.org.
For an electronic copy of the audition packet and answers to any questions regarding the drumline and/or drumline auditions, please get in touch with Michael Todd at email@example.com.
Auditions for the Colorguard will be held on Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Elma Roane Field House on the University of Memphis campus. To sign up for the audition and for additional information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you cannot attend the audition on April 29, a video audition may be accepted.
In addition to the fall semester, the University of Memphis Colorguard is also active in the spring as a competitive winter guard. For more information, please email email@example.com.