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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:
McConnell/Ballard/Willey will check in at the Ballard wing first floor lounge
  Gooding/Stevenson will check in at the Gooding first floor lounge
  Tower will check in at the first floor Tower lounge
  All LLC residents will check in at the LLC classroom next to the 24 hour desk
  • 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