Thank you for your interest in the Husky Marching Band! The UW Athletic Bands program, particularly the distinguished Husky Marching Band, allows students from practically every degree-granting program at the UW and at other colleges and universities in the Seattle area a chance to take part in one of America’s most exciting collegiate marching bands, thereby providing for their continued musical growth and, more importantly, enabling them to establish life-long friendships.
I encourage you to fill out the Auditions Registration Form so that you may receive our audition updates. Please do not let the fact that a playing audition is required discourage you from trying out. It is a very painless process that will last less than 10 minutes. Historically, over 80% of those who audition are selected for membership. First and foremost, we want you in the band!
Auditions for all first-year members who play a brass or woodwind instrument will be held from 12:00p.m. to approximately 7:00p.m. on Sunday, September 10th, 2017. Those who successfully audition into the band will then need to attend an orientation session immediately following auditions. Out-of-state students who play such instruments may submit a taped audition or arrange for an appointment during their on-campus orientation if they choose.
If you are interested in auditioning for the Husky Band Drumline, please visit our Drumline Audition Page for all details. Drumline Auditions are set for Saturday, April 29th , 2017 from 4pm to 8pm.
Upon acceptance to the band, all members are required to attend a mandatory camp Monday, September 11th through Friday, September 15th (8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.). Our first full-band performance will be at the UW vs. Fresno State game on Saturday, September 16th.
Once again, I hope you will consider becoming a member of the celebrated Husky Band. Exciting musical opportunities and experiences lie ahead of you here at the University of Washington!
Dr. J. Brad McDavid
Director, UW Athletic Bands
For more information, or if you have any questions regarding the band or the university, email us or give us a call:
Husky Band Offices
or email: Husky Marching Band