The 2020 Drumline Audition Packet is now available!  Read the instructions, download the music, and stream the practice audio below.

If you are interested in auditioning for the drumline, please start by filling out our OSUMB Interest Form.

Fall Auditions for incoming students will be held on Saturday, August 8. These will conducted either online or on campus, as dictated by University policy in response to the pandemic. Out-of-state students are allowed to audition online, even if we hold a campus event. Further details TBA as they become available. Spring Auditions for returning OSU students will be held online June 10-12.

Please read further below for other important 2020 dates & information.

Audition Instructions:


Cymbal players – here’s a good starter guide for learning our technical approach:


2020 Audition Packet – Performance Tempo

2020 Audition Packet – Practice Tempo

Duck Hunter – Performance Tempo

Duck Hunter – Practice Tempo

2020 Dates & Information *

  • SPRING AUDITIONS: June 10-12 (online only, returning members)
  • SUMMER WORKSHOPS: June 22 and July 28, 5:00 – 8:00pm (online only, optional)
  • FALL AUDITIONS: Saturday, August 8 (required for all incoming students; on-site and/or remote components TBD)
  • DRUMLINE CAMP: September 8-11 **
  • GAME DAY vs. Colorado State: September 12 **
  • BAND CAMP: September 13 and onward **

* Dates and locations subject to change, pursuant to University policy in response to COVID-19.
** If you are offered a position in the Oregon State Drumline, attendance is required at these events.

The Oregon State Drumline brings entertaining performances and serious groove to parades, university events, and of course, football games. We typically field 8-10 snares, 5-6 tenors, 6-7 basses, and 8-10 cymbals. This group, as part of the OSUMB, marches in halftime and pre-game shows, and performs in the stands and for community events. Auditions are required for membership.

See what we’re all about…check out our drumline video.

If you have any questions about the drumline program or percussion opportunities at OSU, please contact us!