MDB Auditions

2024 Million Dollar Band Auditions

Wind Player Information

  • Applications are now open as of Feb. 1st, 2024
    • Pay the $35.00 Application Fee (No refunds will be given)
    • To register, you must have been accepted to The University of Alabama and received your CWID and email address.
    • Once you register, we will only use your email for all further communications.
    • Once you complete the application and pay your Application Fee, you will be sent a receipt and instructions on how to enroll in MUSE CLASS.
    • Band director recommendations will be sent at end of day April 12th. They will have two weeks to complete the form.
      • 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
    • Registration does not guarantee membership
  • 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 Videos
    • Please note the MuseClass assignment due date for each component.
    • Sheet music and instructions for the Visual video are available through the MuseClass app!
    • 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 who was a member of their High School Band in any capacity.
    • Please fill out the APPLICATION (COMING SOON)
    • Any other questions should be directed to our Coordinator of Band Operations, Mr. Russ Cole, at 205-348-6068.
  • Students will be notified on May 1, 2024, of their membership status in the 2024 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 new and returning students must audition for membership into the Million Dollar Band during The University of Alabama Spring semester.
  • You 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 1, 2024)Please be aware that these registration requirements will be verified before the first day of Fall Camp.
  • Must be working toward a degree as demonstrated by either:
    1. registering for at least 12 hours for the Fall semester at The University of Alabama
    2. registering for at least 12 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 2024 MDB Medical Form (emailed to MDB roster after July 1, 2024). Please bring this completed form with you to the Fall Camp Check-In.