The Carolina Band Drumline is an elite and integral musical component of the Carolina Band and exemplifies its musicianship, spirit and intensity.
The Carolina Band Drumline includes USC students of all backgrounds and majors who desire to perform at the absolute highest level. The Carolina Band Drumline rehearses Tuesday through Friday during the fall semester, with an additional hour sectional one night per week. The drumline performs both with the Carolina Band and as a solo entity.
Members are selected through a highly competitive audition process in the spring before each football season. Members participate in all rehearsals and performances and receive a scholarship for their participation in the Carolina Band.
2023 Carolina Band Drumline Auditions
2023 Carolina Band Drumline auditions will be in person. A clinic help session will
be held to assist interested students prepare for the auditions, or just to improve
as percussionists on their preferred instruments (snare, tenors, bass drum or cymbals).
2023 Clinic/Help Sessions
Sunday, March 19
1 - 4 p.m.
2023 Drumline Auditions
Saturday, April 22
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Students should bring sticks/mallets and a practice pad, if possible. All clinics and auditions are held at the Copenhaver Band Hall, 326 Sumter Street.
If you would like to audition and/or attend the clinic session:
1. Complete the registration form (see below)
2. Review all applicable drumline audition materials
Questions about the Drumline? Call the USC Band Office at (803) 777-4278 or email Dr. Bailey Seabury.