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Percussion Auditions 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have moved all of our auditions for the upcoming season to an online platform.  All prospective MRD Percussion members must submit a video audition in order to be considered for the 2020 season.  Please read below for more information.

Important Dates

Video Auditions
Due June 1, 2020 by 11:59 PM EST

Virtual Interviews
June 20, 2020 (an email will be sent out with a sign-up sheet after video auditions are complete)

Video Audition Information

Each prospective member must submit a video audition by June 1, 2020 by 11:59 PM EST. Each instrument packet has its own requirements and information, which you can find below. Be sure to read all the information contained in your respective packet.





Front Ensemble


Reference Recordings

8's 112 bpm 

8's 156 bpm

Accent Tap 112 bpm

Accent Tap 124 bpm

T.G. 144 bpm 

T.G. 160 bpm

Flam Jam 104 bpm

Paradiddle Party 144 bpm

Rolls 156 bpm


All videos must be uploaded to YouTube as either public or unlisted videos (not private). Once uploaded, you can fill out our member information survey and paste your shareable link(s) at the end. If you would like to be considered for multiple instruments, you do not need to upload multiple videos (unless you cannot attend the live audition).


Member Information Survey


**All prospective MRD percussionists should ALSO complete the MRD Member Form by the Video Audition Deadline, June 1, 2020.

Virtual Interviews

We will conduct virtual interviews with each applicant on June 20, 2020.  Sign-ups for specific time slots will be emailed out after applications ahve been submitted.


If you have specific questions about the audition processes, please feel free to contact our instructors: 

Rick Deloney -
Reese Maultsby -

Any questions about the event times, locations, etc. can be addressed by contacting the JMU Band Office at (540) 568-6656, or visiting the MRD website:

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