Million Dollar Band Membership Auditions

How to Audition for General Membership:

To become a member of The University of Alabama Million Dollar Band, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Must be registered for MUA 153/253/353/453 (Please be aware that these registration requirements will be verified prior to the first day of class)
  2. Must be working toward a degree as demonstrated by:
    1. registering for at least nine hours for the fall semester at The University of Alabama
    2. registering for at least six hours for the fall semester at Shelton State University while registered for MUA 153/253/353/453 as a Special Student at The University of Alabama
  3. Must be in good financial standing with University Bands and The University of Alabama, including the dispensation of all uniform fees, equipment fees, class fees or other charges incurred in prior membership
  4. Must be selected for membership by audition
  5. Must complete and have on record with University Bands Office, the
    2015 MDB Medical Form (available January 1, 2015). Please bring this completed form with you to Fall Camp Check-in. DO NOT MAIL IN YOUR MEDICAL FORMS!!!

New Member Audition Procedures STEP BY STEP

  1. Register on The University of Alabama Bands Charms database AFTER YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AND RECEIVED A CWID! 2015 Prospective MDB members should choose the ’2015 MDB Prospective Members Click Here!’ button when registering. Please use your UA Campus Wide Identification number (CWID) as your Charms Member ID. You must have been accepted to The University of Alabama and received your CWID along with a Crimson/UA email address before you can register as a 2014 MDB Prospective Member. It should be noted that registering on The UA Bands database does not guarantee membership into 2015-2016 Million Dollar Band. Please make sure you select the correct instrument (you will not be able to change your instrument once you click ‘Submit’).  REGISTER HERE (Link opens January 1, 2015)!!!
  1. Submit a Letter of Recommendation from your current band director (or former director if you are not currently in high school) on official band or school letterhead. NO EMAILED LETTERS WILL BE ACCEPTED…PLEASE HAVE YOUR DIRECTOR/MUSIC TEACHER COMPLETE AN OFFICIAL LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION ON SCHOOL LETTERHEAD! Letters of Recommendation must be mailed to the University Band Office prior to April 30th. Have your director mail your letter DIRECTLY to us at the following address:

    University of Alabama Bands
    ATTN: Letter of Recommendation
    Box 870368
    Tuscaloosa, AL  35487

  1. Prepare for your audition. Each component of the band has its own audition process. Click on the appropriate section below to find the audition details for your group. Please note that anyone interested in becoming a member of the Million Dollar Band must complete an audition. It also should be noted, that not all who audition, will be accepted.

University Bands Scholarships
The University Bands offers participation scholarships to deserving members. ADDITIONAL information about auditioning for a University Bands SCHOLARSHIP may be found HERE.

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