Category Archives: Marching Band

2016 UWGMB Welcome Letter

Dear 2016 members of TSTLTS: If you submitted your marching band registration form via this site but did not receive the welcome letter, it’s probably due to an issue with the spam filter on your email.  However, just in case you haven’t gotten the information yet, here’s the letter in its entirety.  Looking forward to seeing you all in less than a month!  GO WOLVES!!!

marching band auto response letter 2016

First Color Guard Clinic Tomorrow (4/23)!!!

Our first color guard clinic (of three) is happening here on campus at UWG tomorrow (Saturday, April 23rd).  We’ll be working from 10AM to 3PM on the Academic Quad, which is located on W. Georgia Dr. between the Boyd, Pafford, and Humanities Buildings.  If you have any issues finding it, please email us at uwgbands@westga.edu and we’ll help you out!  If you can’t make it tomorrow, there are two other clinic opportunities: Saturday, May 28th and Saturday, June 25th.  Go West!  Go Band!!!

Marching Band Registration is LIVE!!!

The registration form to be a part of the 2016 UWG Marching Band is now live and accepting submissions!  Fill out a form today to become a part of the 35th edition of The Sound That Lights The South!!!  Just click the link above to get started!  Questions?  Email us at uwgbands@westga.edu!

2016 MARCHING BAND DATES!!!

Returning members:

Friday, 4/8 – leadership applications due to Dr. Self
4/11-4/14 – leadership interviews (by appointment)
Friday, 4/15 – Drum Major conducting auditions (3PM – band room)

Any band member is eligible to apply for any leadership position, including Band Captain and Drum Major. To apply, please write a letter of application addressing which position(s) you would like to be considered for and why you think you would make a good leader in that/those position(s). Put your letter in an envelope and give it to Dr. Self anytime between now and Friday, April 8th. Other available positions include Drum Captain, Guard Captain, Brass Captain, WW Captain, and section leaders for each section.

All TSTLTS members:

Summer camp  begin the first week of August (first day of classes is the 10th!). Camp dates have to go through housing and several other offices before they’re approved, so that’s not set in stone. Start talking with your friends and get them excited about this fall’s marching band – let’s make it the biggest marching band UWG has ever seen!!!

Tentative schedule:

  • 8/9 Campus Parade/Welcome Back Blast
  • 9/3 UWG vs. Catawba
  • 9/17 UWG vs. Delta State
  • 9/20 Carroll County Marching Band Exhibition
  • 10/8 UWG at Valdosta State
  • 10/9 Carrollton Festival of the Arts
  • 10/15 UWG vs. West Alabama
  • 10/21 Wolves Capture the Square
  • 10/22 Homecoming Parade
  • 10/22 UWG vs. Mississippi College
  • 10/29 UWG at Shorter
  • 11/5 UWG vs. Florida Tech
  • 11/19 1st round NCAA playoff game
  • 11/29 2nd round NCAA playoff game
  • 12/3 NCAA Regional final playoff game
  • 12/10 NCAA National semi-final playoff game
  • 12/17 NCAA National Championship game (Kansas City, MO)

Again, this schedule is tentative.  The final schedule will be sent out in July.  Please stay tuned to uwgbands.com for any changes!!!

 

Additional Auxiliary Audition Date ADDED!!!

Students,

For those of you who 1) expressed interest during Orientation or 2) missed the first round of auditions in June we will be holding another round on July 14th from 9-1.  Auditions will take place in front of the Humanities Building on UWG’s campus–WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!

Questions?  Please contact Lacarey Hunley (lacareyhunley@hotmail.com) or Dr. Byrd (jbyrd@westga.edu).

Drumline Audition Information

Students,

Those auditioning for the UWG Drumline need to prepare warm-ups (available at http://uwgbands.com/about/marching-band/uwg-drumline/2012-audition-materials) as well as rudiments (flam drags, cheeses, paradiddles, paradiddlediddles, etc.).  Students will also be expected to perform a very brief sight-reading.  Please feel free to contact Dr. Byrd (jbyrd@westga.edu) at any time should you have any questions.

Note: CYMBALS WILL ONLY BE REQUIRED TO DEMONSTRATE SIGHT-READING AS WELL AS CYMBAL TECHNIQUES (CRASHES, SLIDES, CHOKES, ETC.).  ONLY THOSE WISHING TO AUDITION FOR BASSES 1 AND 2 WILL BE ASKED TO DEMONSTRATE RUDIMENTS.