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:

  • June 27th, 2020 1- 5pm
  • July 11th, 2020 1- 5pm
  • July 25th, 2020 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 16th, 2020 at 9:00 AM.  Students wishing to move in on Saturday, August 15th 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.

ISU Drumline Technique Book

A new technique packet will be sent out via e-mail starting on June 1st, 2020 to all who are registered for summer camps and auditions. Anyone who registers later than June 1st, will receive the packet via e-mail shortly after registering. This packet has no cost. To register, please click here.

Dates of Audition:

The audition will include an individual and group audition.

  • First Round Auditions: August 16th, 2020 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
  • Auditions Continue: August 17th, 2020
  • Final Drumline Posted: August 18th, 2020

Audition Material:

This is currently the audition materials from the 2019 auditions, we have left it up so that you have an idea of what it may look like for 2020 auditions.  2020 materials will be posted as soon as they are available.

2019 Snare

2019 Tenor

2019 Bass

2019 Cymbal

The Final Drumline:

Required rehearsals:

Band Camp: August 16th – 23rd, 2020
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)

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