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The Towson University Drumline is a contemporary, corps-style drumline that is made up of marching battery (snares, tenors, basses, cymbals), front ensemble (marimba, vibes, percussion, etc.), and electronics (synthesizer, MalletKat, etc.).  The World Famous Towson University Marching Band learns just one field show each year, allowing the Drumline to explore various styles, textures, and effects to add energy and life to the musical presentation.

 

How to join

Membership in the drumline is open to all Towson University students.  An audition process will occur during summer practices.  If you are unable to attend a summer rehearsal, you are asked to provide an audition tape.  Most incoming marching percussion students will be assessed and placed according to their mastery of basic skills on their respective instrument (i.e. exercises and technique), timing skills (including marking time and marching), listening skills (playing together within the group), and general positive attitude and work ethic.

All members of the band enjoy the same privileges and benefits of membership, including scholarships and class credit.  More information can be found through the Marching Band link of the website in places such as Prospective Members.

 

Off the field

After the fall marching band season, TUMB Drumline members have the opportunity to participate in other types of drumline performances.  The drumline has performed at TU Basketball games, clinics, and even special events.  In the future, the Drumline will have its own spring course which will allow students the opportunity to further develop their skills, be a part of a larger drumline exhibition group, and even get class credit.

 

Contact

If you have any questions regarding the Towson University Drumline, please email tyozwiak@towson.edu