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Vandal Marching Band

Physical Address:
Corner of Blake & W. Sweet Ave.

Mailing Address:
Lionel Hampton School of Music
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4015
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4015

Phone: 208-885-6231

Fax: 208-885-7254

Email: music@uidaho.edu

Web: Vandal Marching Band

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Band Camp 2018

  • Dates (new members): Tuesday-Sunday, Aug. 14-19, 2018
  • Dates (returning members): Wednesday-Sunday, Aug. 15-19, 2018
  • Times: Plan to participate all day. Our schedule will not conflict with new student orientation activities. A detailed schedule will be available in July.
  • Location: UI Campus, Moscow, Idaho
  • Who: All Band Camp activities are required for members.
  • Why: Learn our marching style, rehearse music and begin learning pregame and halftime shows.

Audition Materials

  • We will listen to everyone play the Snare Drum part to Go Vandals. Tempo options: quarter note at 100, 140 or 170. Play at the tempo where you are most comfortable! If you hope to earn a Snare Drum spot, be prepared to perform at all three tempos.
  • Please also prepare both the "VMB Percussion Audition" and the "Marching Band Percussion Audition Piece."
  • Download – Snare Drum part to Go Vandals. Video Reference
  • Download – VMB Audition
  • Download – Marching Band Percussion Audition Piece

Audition Information

  • Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2018
  • Location: School of Music, Room 216
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. (plan to attend 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday)
  • Do we "cut" students? Rarely. Auditions determine placement in the drumline. Students who posses a strong work ethic and a positive attitude will not be cut from the band. We will find a place for everyone who earns the right to participate.
  • Problems or questions? Contact Spencer Martin with any questions or if you are unable to attend.

  • All new members and their parents should plan to attend an introductory meeting and dinner at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 14. This follows dorm check-in.
  • Parents will meet with band staff and UI's Dean of Students.
  • Students will meet their section leaders and begin preparation for the season.

  • Early Dorm Move-in will be arranged for registered band members who have applied for housing and have paid their deposit prior to July 5. Apply for housing.
  • A list of students who have reserved rooms will be coming soon! Please check back to see if your name is on the list if you plan to move in early!
  • Check in will be 4-5 p.m., Tuesday, August 14th, locations TBD
  • If you have questions about dorms, please call University Housing at 1-800-681-9361 or send them an email

  • Need to borrow an instrument? – There is no fee to borrow instruments used in marching band. We provide all instruments in the following sections: Mellophone, Euphonium, Sousaphone and Percussion. In addition, we provide instruments to others based on availability. Contact us to borrow an instrument.
  • Band Camp Meals – The Marching Band provide dinners (Wednesday to Sunday) and lunch (Thursday to Sunday) for all band members.
  • Greek Rush – We plan the band camp schedule to avoid rush events as much as possible. If there is a conflict, we will find a solution. Please contact us with questions and conflicts.

Trombonists practice on the Admin lawn.
The Marching Band practicing on the Admin lawn.

Vandal Marching Band

Physical Address:
Corner of Blake & W. Sweet Ave.

Mailing Address:
Lionel Hampton School of Music
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4015
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4015

Phone: 208-885-6231

Fax: 208-885-7254

Email: music@uidaho.edu

Web: Vandal Marching Band

Map