MDB New Member Auditions


2020 – 2021 Million Dollar Band Auditions


2020 MDB Wind Player Remote Auditions

The changes to the 2020 Million Dollar Band Wind Player Auditions reflected below apply only to those students who have not yet auditioned.  Those who have already auditioned, have completed the process – no further action is necessary..  

    • Audition Registration is now closed
      • To register, you must have been accepted to The University of Alabama and received your CWID and address. We will only use your email for all further communications.
      • PLEASE NOTE: If you previously registered for an audition date that has not yet occurred – you will need sign up for a new audition time
        • Instead of on-campus auditions – all wind player auditions will now be conducted via Zoom teleconferencing. 
          • You will be sent an email to choose an audition day/time
            • All times will be in Central Standard Time.
            • If there is an emergency that will prevent you from auditioning when you are scheduled, please contact David Potter at If you miss your audition day/time and don’t contact us prior, you will not be given another opportunity unless extenuating circumstances exist.  
      • A recommendation survey or Letter of Recommendation from your band director is still required for you to audition.
      • Registration does not guarantee membership 
    • Auditions will be held online via Zoom teleconferencing
      • You can access Zoom via a phone or computer
      • Zoom Instructions
        • Download Zoom (It is free to download)
        • Open Zoom
        • Click Join
        • Enter the Meeting ID sent to you by David Potter
        • Click Join
      • Applicants will play only their prepared etude 
          • Piccolo – students will audition on piccolo or flute (they might not have access to their school piccolo)
          • Clarinet
          • Saxophone (ALTO and TENOR)
          • Trumpet
          • Mellophone – students will audition on mellophone or horn (they might not have access to their school mello)
          • Trombone
          • Baritone – students will audition on concert baritone/euphonium or marching baritone
          • Tuba – students will audition on concert tuba or sousaphone
      • A sight-reading example will be sent to you during your Zoom audition session. You will have a limited time to look at it and then ask to perform it.  
    • If you do not have access to your instrument, please contact before April 15, 2020.
    • Students will be notified by May 1, 2020 of their membership status in the 2020 Million Dollar Band.
      • 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 Senior Staff and Leadership to insure smooth operations throughout the Million Dollar Band Season.  These positions are open to anyone that was in their High School Band in any capacity.  If you are interested in more information, please fill out the APPLICATION.  Any other questions, should be directed to our Coordinator of Band Operations, Mr. David Potter, at


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 the last audition date (Percussion/Colorguard/Crimsonettes – Saturday, April 25, 2020), 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.


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 April 25, 2020. 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 April 25, 2020)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 University 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 2020 MDB Medical Form (emailed to MDB roster after July 1, 2020). Please bring this completed form with you to Fall Camp Check-In. DO NOT MAIL IN YOUR MEDICAL FORMS!!!