MDB Auditions

2023-2024 Million Dollar Band Auditions

MILLION DOLLAR BAND PERCUSSION AUDITIONS
MILLION DOLLAR BAND COLORGUARD AUDITIONS
MILLION DOLLAR BAND CRIMSONETTE AUDITIONS

Wind Player Information

  • Applications will open on January 2, 2023
    • Pay the $25.00 Application Fee (No refunds will be given)
    • To register, you must have been accepted to The University of Alabama and received your CWID and crimson.ua.edu email address. Once you register, we will only use your @crimson.ua.edu email for all further communications.
    • Once you complete the application and pay your Application Fee, you will be sent an Fulfillment Email with information on your next steps.
    • Registration does not guarantee membership
    • A recommendation form will be sent to your Band Director when you complete the “2023 MDB Application form” linked in your Fulfillment Email.
      • A completed recommendation form from your Band Director is required before we will review your audition – this will be sent upon your completion of the MDB Audition Registration
  • Audition Components
    • All wind player auditions will be conducted via recorded video
    • We will use the MuseClass app through your phone!
      • Please search for “MuseClass” and Sign-up as a student using the provided Class Code you received when you completed your registration.
    • There will be 3 components to this year’s MDB Wind Audition:
      1. Lyrical Etude Video
      2. Technical Etude Video
      3. Visual Component Video
    • Sheet music and instructions for the Visual video are available through the MuseClass app!
  • MILLION DOLLAR BAND MANAGERS
    • Managers are full members of the band that do not march. They are an integral part of the band that works closely with Million Dollar Band Staff and Leadership to insure smooth operations throughout the Million Dollar Band season.
    • These positions are open to anyone that was a member of their High School Band in any capacity.
    • Please fill out the APPLICATION
    • Any other questions should be directed to our Coordinator of Band Operations, Mr. David Potter, at dtpotter@ua.edu.
  • Students will be notified on May 8, 2023 of their membership status in the 2023 Million Dollar Band.

MILLION DOLLAR BAND SCHOLARSHIPS

All students who complete the Million Dollar Band audition process will be considered for Million Dollar Band scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded to students who demonstrate a high proficiency level on their audition and the instrumentation needs of the Million Dollar Band. There is NO separate audition to be considered for scholarship. Scholarships range from $500-$1,000 and will be awarded prior to the start of Fall classes.

After all auditions are complete, notifications will be emailed (UA issued Crimson email address) to ALL students who completed the Million Dollar Band audition process, notifying them of membership status and potential scholarship awards.


GENERAL MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

To become a member of The University of Alabama Million Dollar Band, students must have been accepted to The University of Alabama. Once you have been accepted, the University will assign you with a Campus Wide Identification number (CWID) along with a Crimson/UA email address. Additionally, students must meet the following requirements:

      • ALL potential Million Dollar Band members MUST audition prior to May 8, 2023. All new and returning students must audition for membership into the Million Dollard Band during the Spring semester.
      • Must register for the marching band class (MUA 153/253/353/453) BUT ONLY AFTER you have received notification that you passed the audition and have received membership into the Million Dollar Band (after May 8, 2023)Please be aware that these registration requirements will be verified prior to the first day of Fall Camp.
      • Must be working toward a degree as demonstrated by either:
        1. registering for at least twelve hours for the Fall semester at The University of Alabama
        2. registering for at least twelve hours for the Fall semester at Shelton State Community College while registered for MUA 153/253/353/453 as a part-time student at The University of Alabama
      • Potential returning members must be in good financial standing with University Bands and The University of Alabama, including taking care of all uniform fees, equipment fees, class fees or other charges incurred in prior membership
      • Must be selected for membership by audition
      • Must complete and have on record with University Bands Office, the 2023 MDB Medical Form (emailed to MDB roster after July 1, 2023). Please bring this completed form with you to Fall Camp Check-In. DO NOT MAIL IN YOUR MEDICAL FORMS!!!