Join the Sound of the Storm Marching Band and become a member of the SNU family!
Marching band is a great way to meet new friends from all over campus. The SNU Sound of the Storm Marching Band has toured the region as the ambassadors of the University since 2016. You do not need to be a music major to participate in marching band. The band performs at all home games and at local and regional events. Our members, including our freshmen, were often leaders in their high school programs. Because of this, our rehearsals are fast-paced, productive, and fun!
Sound of the Storm Marching Band Audition Information
How do I register to audition for the marching band?
All new students planning on participating in the 2019 marching band should fill out a prospective band student intent form at the bottom of this page.
What is the audition material?
Woodwind/Brass/Percussion: If you were a member of your high school marching band, you will be accepted as a member of the Sound of the Storm Marching Band. There will be a small "audition" so that we can assess your current skill level and start the process of writing the music and drill prior to camp. You may audition during our scheduled 2019 audition dates (October 5, 2018, January 25, 2019, March 8, 2019, March 29, 2019), while attending a college campus visit or work out an alternate audition date. The audition will consist of a few common major scales, chromatic scale, and your choice of a solo or etude that contains lyrical and technical passages. You may use the music that you are currently preparing in your High School Band. All-state and solo contest music is appropriate too. Please do not let the audition intimidate you. If you have marching band experience, you are good enough to be a member of the marching band!
Percussion: For specific percussion audition requirements, please contact Dr. Brian Stackhouse, Percussion Studio and Drum Line Instructor.
Color guard: Any student with dance or Color Guard experience is encouraged to join the Color Guard. Additionally, skills will be assessed during Color Guard Training Camp and a role will be assigned in the ensemble.
When does band camp begin for the Fall 2019?
Band training camp begins on August 6th for all band members. The first day of school is August 21, 2019.
For over 98 years, the band program has been an integral part of the campus culture and a catalyst for university spirit. As one of the largest and most visible student group on campus, we have a specific mission:
Develop an identity of teamwork and influence through Christ-centered relationships and excellence in musicianship.
Remembered for its exciting music and creative show design as well as its relentless spirit, you will find the SSMB an exciting place to spend your time on campus!
As a member of the SSMB, you will meet lifelong friends, meet students from nearly all academic disciplines on campus, and share in spectacular performances. As a member of the band, you will participate in one of the most exciting and diverse organizations at SNU, as well as take advantage of musical and social opportunities, unlike any other collegiate activity.
Monday (6:30-8:30 pm), Tuesday and Thursday (3:30-5:00 pm); SNU Stadium
Various region, area, and state events
Other Items of Note
There is no band fee for the Sound of the Storm Marching Band.