Drumline Auditions


Summer Camps

Each summer the Iowa State Drumline offers a series of camps which are purely educational and meant to introduce prospective members to our style and technique, to help prepare them for the official audition which occurs in August. There is no cost to attend. This years dates are:

  • July 10th, 2021 1- 5pm
  • July 24th, 2021 1- 5pm
  • August 7th, 2021 1-5pm

Potential Members:

All potential members need to fill out this application. Please do so by clicking here

Students audition for the drumline can move into their Fall housing starting Sunday, August 15th, 2021 at 9:00 AM.  Students wishing to move in on Saturday, August 14th may do so at an additional cost of $50. Please contact the Department of Residence for details.  If students do not make the final drumline, they will still be allowed to stay in their residence hall at no additional cost.


Dates of Audition:

The audition will include an individual and group audition.

  • First Round Auditions: August 15th, 2021 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
  • Auditions Continue: August 16th, 2021
  • Final Drumline Posted: August 17th, 2021

Audition Material:

2021 Snare

2021 Tenor

2021 Bass

2021 Cymbals

The Final Drumline:

Required rehearsals:

Band Camp: August 15th – 22nd, 2021
Daily rehearsals: 5:10-6:30 pm, You must sign up for Music 114A
Morning rehearsal prior to all home games and exhibitions
Drumline rehearsals, Thursday evenings 7:00-10:00 pm
Sectionals (weekly; Tuesday nights)

The Iowa State Drumline is a dedicated group, continuously striving for improvement. While our rehearsal and performance schedule might seem overwhelming, please remember we are also committed to having fun. We look for members with a positive attitude who are willing to work hard to deliver an outstanding performance.


Contact our Drumline Coordinator Luke Sesker, at lukesesker@gmail.com