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 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 (tentative):

  • March 13th
  • April 3rd
  • April 24th


Date and Time: Sunday, July 17th, 2016 11am to 5pm

If you have not already done so, please contact us, let us know you are interested, and register with Larry Cauley. Contact Larry @ 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: Sunday, July 17th, 2016 11am to 5pm
Location: Hunter Smith Band Building (180 Culbreth Rd. Charlottesville, VA 22904)
Parking: Culbreth Parking Garage
Details: Lunch provided


  • 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!