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.  Please make sure to bring music (see below), a practice pad, and sticks for these camps.  Earplugs are also recommended.  We will use outdoor spaces if weather cooperates, so please bring things like sunglasses, hats, water bottle, and wear athletic clothing suited for Iowa summers.  Camps will meet in Room 102 (Band Room) of Simon Estes Music Hall on the following dates this year:

  • July 8, 2023 1- 5pm
  • July 22, 2023 1- 5pm
  • August 5, 2023 1-5pm

Potential Members:

All potential members need to fill out the 2023 Future Member Application, in order to stay up-to-date with the audition process.

Students audition for the drumline can move into their Fall housing starting Sunday, August 13, 2023 at 9:00 AM.  Students wishing to move in on Saturday, August 12 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 13, 2023 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
  • Auditions Continue: August 14, 2023
  • Final Drumline Posted: August 15, 2023

Audition Materials for 2023 (posted on 05/31/2023)

The Final Drumline:

Required rehearsals:

Band Camp: August 13 – 20, 2023
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.