Redcoat Band Wind Auditions - UPDATED FOR 2020!

Redcoat Band membership is open to any UGA student following a successful audition. Students may, and usually do, audition before they have received their official university acceptance. Students who major or minor in Music undergo different audition procedures than students in other areas of study.

Music Majors or Minors

Any first-year or transfer student who is accepted as a Music major or minor in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music on a marching band wind instrument is automatically accepted for Redcoat Band membership if they wish to participate. Those students must email their intent to participate to Dr. Bawcum (bbawcum@uga.edu) before May 1 in order to be guaranteed a position. A separate Redcoat Band membership audition is not necessary.

If you wish to audition for the Hugh Hodgson School of Music as a Music major or minor, please click here for school admission requirements and audition information.

Non-Music Majors

Important: View detailed 2020 Membership Information for non-Music major/minors (Brass and Woodwinds).

It is NOT necessary to be a Music major or minor to be a Redcoat! In fact, over 80% of Redcoat Band members major in a field other than Music.

Redcoat Band Auditions will be held on campus on Saturday, April 25, 2020. We are scheduling wind audition appointments for this date now. If you can't make that date, limited additional weekday auditions may be arranged. Video auditions are also now being accepted. See the 2020 Membership Information document for important details.

Brass and woodwind players who want to be considered for membership should:

  1. Review the 2020 Membership Information document, which includes audition requirements, procedures, and frequently asked questions.
  2. Determine how you will audition: Live on April 25, live at another time, or by video.
  3. Apply for Redcoat Band membership. The application will include an opportunity to upload your video audition or request an in-person appointment.
  4. Ask your director or other music teacher to complete the recommendation form we email them.
  5. If you are auditioning in person, complete your audition.

Redcoat Band Percussion Auditions

Membership in the UGA Drumline (which includes battery and front ensemble) is determined by audition in the spring. 2020 auditions will be held on Saturday, April 25. More information for academic year 2020-21 will be coming soon. For your reference, here is complete 2019-20 percussion audition information.


Redcoat Band Auxiliary Auditions

Membership in the Majorettes, Georgettes, and Flagline is determined by audition in April. 2020 auditions will be held on Saturday, April 25. The audition is open to current UGA students and those who have applied but have not yet been accepted to UGA. More information for academic year 2020-21 will be coming soon. For your reference, here is complete 2019-20 Auxiliary audition information. 

If you have further questions about audition procedures, please email ugabands@uga.edu.