SS Front Row

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 EXCERPTS

Alto Sax - beginning to Letter C
Tenor Sax - beginning to Letter C
Bari Sax - beginning to Letter C
Mellophone - beginning to Letter A and Letter B to Letter D
Trumpet - beginning to Letter A and Letter B to Letter C
Trombone - beginning to Letter A and Letter B to Letter C
Euphonium - beginning to Letter A and Letter B to Letter D
Sousaphone - beginning to Letter C
Electric Bass - beginning to Letter C
Drum Set
Drumline

***Percussion auditions will be arranged and completed by Dr. Shade with the staff.***
Please contact Dr. Shade for more information.

 

Audition Results
Audition results will be posted outside B104 – Dr. Shade’s Office and C114 - Instrument Storage Room.