Audition Dates


2018 MARCHING ILLINI AUDITION CLINICS AND AUDITION DATES*

 

February 3 | Woodwind and Brass Audition Day | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Harding Band Building

 

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

 

March 10 | Woodwind and Brass Audition Day | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Harding Band Building

 

March 10 | Drumline, Guard, and Illinettes Audition Practice Clinic
  • Drumline in Harding Band Building 141 | 12:00 – 3:00 PM
  • Guard in the ARC Gym 3 Court 2 Current Illinois students need to bring their valid I-Card – no exceptions | 10:00AM – 1:00 PM
  • Illinettes in the ARC Gym 3 Court 2 then MP4 Current Illinois students need to bring their valid I-Card – no exceptions | 12:00 – 3:00 PM

 

April 7 | Illinettes Dance Team Auditions | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM | ARC MP4
  • 9:00 AM    ARC Doors Open | Current Illinois students need to bring their valid I-Card – no exceptions
  • 9:15 AM    Check In begins in the ARC 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 the ARC | Team Picture
  • 5:00 PM    Illinettes Audition Day concludes

 

April 7 | Drumline ROUND 1 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 and Individual Solo Auditions
  • 12:00 PM  Lunch on your own
  • 2:00 PM    Full Drumline
  • 4:00 PM    Marching Portion using LONG
  • 5:45 PM    Round 1 concludes – Callbacks posted under NEWS
  • 6:00 PM    Drumline Auditions conclude

 

April 14 | 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
  • 5:30 PM    Round 2 concludes – Final Results posted under NEWS of this website
  • 5:45 PM    Wrap-up
  • 6:00 PM    Drumline rehearsal concludes

 

April 14 | Woodwind and Brass Audition Day | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Harding Band Building

 

April 21 | Marching Illini Guard Auditions | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | ARC Gym 3 Court 2
  • 9:00 AM    ARC Doors Open – be sure to wear solid black, fitted athletic clothing, hair up, and athletic shoes and socks -all current students must present their i-card for admission
  • 9:15 AM    Check In begins in the ARC Gym 3
  • 9:30 AM    Welcome & Overview of the Day
  • 9:40 AM    Morning stretch and warm up/technique exercises – begin learning audition piece
  • 12:30 PM  Perform audition piece in small groups
  • 1:00 PM    Lunch
  • 2:00 PM    Report to the ARC Multipurpose Room 1 – begin movement fundamentals
  • 4:00 PM    Auditions conclude

 

April 21 | Woodwind and Brass Audition Day | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Harding Band Building

 

April 21 | Drum Major Final Audition Round and Feature Twirler Auditions | 3:30 PM | Marching Illini Practice Field – open to the public

 

* 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.