Thursday, September 11, 2008

UIS holding auditions for two pep bands

Community members are invited to audition for the Basketball Pep Band and the Basketball Jazz Combo – two athletic pep bands at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Auditions will be held Monday and Tuesday, September 15 and 16, beginning at 6 p.m. in room 33 of the Visual and Performing Arts Building on the UIS campus. Audition sessions are by appointment only.

Detailed information – including audition materials and requirements and a complete performance calendar – is available at Interested musicians should download and review the auditions materials before calling the UIS Music Program at 217/206-8405 to schedule an appointment.

The Pep Band is traditional collegiate pep band of 20 or more members who play wind, brass, percussion, and electronic instruments. Twenty paid positions ($20/game) are available in this band.

The Basketball Jazz Combo is a six-member group comprising three horns of any type and a three-member rhythm section. Members of the Jazz Combo are paid $75 per game.

First performances for both bands will be Monday, September 29, at the UIS Homecoming Bonfire and Thursday, October 2, at the Student/Faculty Basketball Game.

For more information, contact Todd Cranson, UIS assistant director of co-curricular music, at