Pre-Season

Spring Training

Spring Training is an integral part of the drumline training program. It offers returning members the chance to keep their hands in shape year round in preparation for Pre-Camp and Band Camp. It is also open to, and encouraged for, current HS students that have applied to the University and are interested in becoming a member of the 2016 edition of the Cavalier Marching Band Drumline. Current HS students who have applied to the University should contact Larry Cauley via email at LarryCauley@virginia.edu to arrange to attend some or all of the sessions. All spring training rehearsals take place at the Hunter Smith Band Building and run from 7-9pm.

2016 Spring Training Dates:

  • TBD

Pre-Camp

Date and Time: TBD

If you have not already done so, please contact us, let us know you are interested, and register with Larry Cauley. Contact Larry @ LarryCauley@virginia.edu. Also please fill out the General Band Interest Form.

What To Expect at Pre-Camp

The pre-camp is an excellent opportunity for future and returning drumline members. The day will focus mainly on exercises and technique. These two foci will be the major elements of the audition process. Preparation of exercises before pre-camp is vital, as the audition process begins with pre-camp. The pre-camp is also an opportunity for drummers who are less skilled to receive helpful guidance. Every skill level of musician can benefit from this experience. The pre-camp is a learning opportunity.

Time and Place

Date and Time: TBD
Hunter Smith Band Building
180 Culbreth Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Tips

  • Bring your own sticks
  • Bring a drum pad
  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes
  • Get plenty of rest the preceding night
  • Familiarize yourself with the exercises, beats, and technique guide

For FAQ check out the auditions page!