Auditioning for Shocker Sound and
Shocker Sound Machine
Shocker Sound performs for all home games of the volleyball and men and women basketball teams, including. There are approximately 10 volleyball games, 20 men’s games, and 20 women's games each season, excluding tournaments. The season typically begins in September and concludes in March. Shocker Sound will travel to tournaments when the teams are invited to participate.
Shocker Sound Machine is the new marching ensemble at WSU that will focus on styles and techniques from the traditional marching band as well as the contemporary DCI model. Shocker Sound Machine will perform at select Basketball games and special events.
In order to be eligible to participate in Shocker Sound, a student must be enrolled
in at least one class at WSU and have experience on an instrument. Currently Shocker
Sound and Shocker Sound Machine extra-curricular activities with no university credit
offered for participation. That will change beginning Fall 2019. Shocker Sound and
Shocker Sound Machine rehearse on Mondays and Thursdays from 7-9pm.
Due to the NCAA and NIT Tournament Regulations, the total number of Shocker Sound personnel is limited to 30-playing members per tournament trip. However, during the regular home games the personnel roster can accommodate a larger roster. Personnel are rotated in and out of the band to give more opportunity for participation and to accommodate availability.
SHOCKER SOUND & SHOCKER SOUND MACHINE INSTRUMENTATION
(WSU provides instruments for participating students)
Alto Sax – 5-8
Tenor Sax – 2-4
Bari Sax – 1-2
Trumpet – 8-12
Mellophone – 4-8
Trombone – 6-10
Baritone (Euphonium) – 2-4
Sousaphones – 2-5
Drum Set – 2 (one player per game)
Bass Guitar - 1
Drumline (5sn, 2ten, 4bs)
Fall 2018 Audition Info
SHOCKER SOUND &
SHOCKER SOUND MACHINE
ALL STUDENTS - PLAYING AUDITION Tuesday, August 21st - DFAC Room B104 - 10am-4:45pm
ALL STUDENTS - MOVEMENT AUDITION Tuesday, August 21st - DFAC C7 - 5:00pm
PERCUSSION!! - PLAYING AUDITION Tuesday, August 21st - 6:00pm-8:00pm
Audition Procedure and Preparation
FIRST - go >> HERE << to signup for an audition time for your playing audition. Then find your respective audition excerpts below. You may be asked to sight read a little bit and demonstrate some range. The auditions will be done for Dr. Shade and the Athletic Band Staff.
FALL 2018 WSU Audition EXCERPTSAlto Sax - beginning to Letter C
***Percussion auditions will be arranged and completed by Dr. Shade with the staff.***
Please contact Dr. Shade for more information.
Audition results will be posted outside B104 – Dr. Shade’s Office and C114 - Instrument Storage Room.