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Over the years, we've had the privilege of collaborating with some amazing musicians and band directors. These collaborations have helped shape our sound and push us to new creative heights. If you are ready to join the Marching 101, let's get you prepared for your audition. Below are the audition requirements for sections.
Auxiliary (Dance and Color Guard) will be announced later in the spring.
Our band is a blend of different musical styles and genres, each member bringing their own flavor to the mix. From funky bass lines to soaring section fanfares, we create music that gets your feet tapping, body moving, and your heart pumping. Our performances are an experience like no other, with plenty of surprises and audience interaction. We love to connect with our fans and share our passion for music with the world. Join us on this musical journey!
Auditions can be completed in person at SC State University, at a local band audition or college fair, or virtually.
Virtual Auditions will need to be recorded and the video uploaded to YouTube. The link will need to be saved as “unlisted” and submitted to Dr. Patrick Moore at email@example.com and cc: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Percussion, please submit audition videos to the above-mentioned emails and include Mr. Marcus McCluney at email@example.com.
Should you have any questions, please contact Dr. Eric R. Williams at (803) 533-3691 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Anyone interested in becoming a member of the 2024-2025 Electric Silk Color Guard for the Marching 101 Band, please be on the lookout for tryout dates and times.
Mr. Eddie M. Morris
Anyone interested in becoming a member of the 2024-2025 Champagne Dance Team for the Marching 101 Band, please be on the lookout for tryout dates and times.
Ms. Lauren Henry
If you are committed to joining the SC State University and Marching 101 Family, you will need to confirm your enrollment and complete the enrollment process along with signing up for Pre-Drill 2024. Listed are the next steps once you have been accepted. These steps in the process can be completed prior to your audition or afterwards pending your successful admittance to the University.
Your $160 enrollment deposit is required to secure your spot in the incoming class. Please note that the Office of Undergraduate Admissions is monitoring the class size and reserves the right to wait list a student at any time as the class reaches capacity. Hence, it is encouraged that you pay your enrollment deposit as soon as possible.
Students enrolled in four or more credit hours must submit proof of immunizations by the first day of class.
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Scholarships, at this point, are based on remaining funds for the program on a first come-first serve basis. Reach out to Dr. Moore at email@example.com for more information.
Your playing ability and our instrumentation needs.
No. Our band is comprised of several other academic majors across campus.
Yes, you may audition, but your offer is not considered valid until you are an enrolled student at SC State.
Offers for scholarships may be extended on the same day of audition however, usually, you will receive an offer (via email) in 5-10 business days after auditioning.
We suggest that you audition on your strongest instrument. Scholarships are determined based on your audition so you want to do your best. Secondary instruments can be played in Concert Band or Jazz Band. There is an exception which are DOUBLE REED Instruments. If Double Reed is your primary instrument, and you play another instrument, you will play your secondary instrument.