Audition Dates


2020 MARCHING ILLINI AUDITION CLINICS AND AUDITION DATES*

*** Though we offer live audition dates for Brass & Woodwinds, we HIGHLY encourage prospective brass & woodwind students to submit a video audition. It is simple, you can submit the “perfect” audition of your best work, and we have record of your audition. 

 

January 1 | Feature Twirler Audition Application Due

 

January 25 | Marching Illini Brass & Woodwind Audition Day | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Harding Band Building

 

January 25 | Drumline FREE Clinic | 12:00 – 3:00 PM

 

February 8 | Feature Twirler On Campus Auditions

 

February 29 | Marching Illini Brass & Woodwind Audition Day | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Harding Band Building

 

February 29 | Drumline, Guard, and Illinettes FREE Clinics
  • Drumline in Harding Band Building 141 | 12:00 – 3:00 PM
  • Guard in the ARC Gym 2 East Court | Current Illinois students need to bring their valid I-Card – no exceptions | 12:00 – 3:00 PM
  • Illinettes in the ARC MP4 | Current Illinois students need to bring their valid I-Card – no exceptions | 12:00 – 3:00 PM

 

March 28 | Marching Illini Brass & Woodwind Audition Day | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Harding Band Building

 

March 28 | Drumline, Guard, and Illinettes FREE Clinics
  • Drumline in Harding Band Building 141 | 12:00 – 3:00 PM
  • Guard in the ARC Gym 2 East Court | Current Illinois students need to bring their valid I-Card – no exceptions | 12:00 – 3:00 PM
  • Illinettes in the ARC MP4 | Current Illinois students need to bring their valid I-Card – no exceptions | 12:00 – 3:00 PM

 

April 11 | Drumline ROUND 1 Video Audition DEADLINE – must be submitted by April 11 at midnight
  • Video audition information posted under JOIN – Audition Information

 

April 18 | Illinettes Dance Team Auditions | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM | ARC MP5
  • 9:00 AM    CRCE MP1 Doors Open | Current Illinois students need to bring their valid I-Card – no exceptions
  • 9:15 AM    Check In begins in the CRCE MP1 – Warm-Up on your own
  • 9:30 AM    Teach Technique 1 – turns and leaps & Marching Technique
  • 10:00 AM  Round 1 Auditions | Technique 1 Across the Floor, Marching Technique Across the Floor, One minute original routine
  • 1:00 PM    Round 1 concludes – Results will be texted out following Round 1
  • 1:30 PM    Round 2 Teaching Begins
  • 2:30 PM    Round 2 Auditions | Choreographed Dance Routine comprised of 3 styles, Interview, Measurements
  • 4:30 PM    Round 2 concludes – Final Results will be texted out and posted under NEWS
  • 4:45 PM    First Team Meeting in CRCE MP1 | Team Picture
  • 5:00 PM    Illinettes Audition Day concludes

 

April 25 | Marching Illini Brass & Woodwind Audition Day | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Harding Band Building

 

April 25 | Marching Illini Guard Auditions | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | ARC Gym 2 East Court
  • 9:00 AM    ARC Doors Open – be sure to wear solid black, fitted athletic clothing, hair up, and athletic/jazz shoes and socks – all current students must present their i-card for admission, non-returnable photo
  • Check In begins in the ARC Gym 1 Court 6
  • 9:15 AM    Welcome & Overview of the Day
  • 9:30 AM    Morning stretch and warm up/technique exercises
  • 12:00 PM  Lunch on your own – be sure to bring $
  • 1:00 PM    Begin learning audition piece
  • Perform audition piece in small groups
  • 3:00 PM    Auditions conclude -results will be sent through the remind later in the day once results have been confirmed

 

April 25 | Drum Major Final Audition Round | 3:00 PM | Marching Illini Practice Field – open to the public

 

May 1 | Marching Illini 2020 Invitations Sent

 

May 2 | Drumline ROUND 2 Auditions | 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM | Harding Band Building
  • 8:30 AM    Harding Band Building Doors Open | Check-In begins in HBB 141
  • 9:00 AM    Welcome & Introductions
  • 9:15 AM    Sub-Section Work
  • 11:00 AM  Full Drumline
  • 12:30 PM  Round 2 concludes – final results posted under NEWS
  • Lunch on your own
  • 2:00 PM    First rehearsal of the 2018 Marching Illini Drumline
  • 4:30 PM    Round 2 concludes
  • 4:45 PM    Wrap-up
  • 5:00 PM    Drumline rehearsal concludes

 

* If you are a woodwind or brass player and cannot make any of the audition days, you may schedule an individual audition on any day Monday-Friday – you can check this when you complete the audition registration form!

* Also, please note that the Marching Illini roster fills quickly and is typically full by May.  Audition Early!  We had 400 new students audition last season.