Falcon Marching Band Drumline
Applications and Audition Information for the 2019 FMB Drumline Now Available! See below!
Join the Elite; Join the Falcon Marching Band Drumline
This is the official website for the Bowling Green State University Falcon Drumline. On this page you will find information concerning audition times and materials, clinics, performances and staff bios. Please check back often for new and updated information.
The BGSU Drumline has a rich history of tradition within the Falcon Marching Band and strives to lead young percussionists in achieving their goals in marching percussion and performance. The group performs at all home football games as well as other events on campus throughout the fall. To stay up to date with what the group is up to, please follow us on Facebook and Instagram @bgsu_falcon_drumline.
We would like to thank our sponsors Vic Firth Drumsticks, Remo Drumheads, and Zildjian Cymbals for their continued support and standard of excellence when it comes to providing us with the best equipment in the world.
Information on the 2019 Audtion dates will be released after the first of the year. However, to get an early start, audition music can be found below. (Links to PDFs, Maybe have them divided up by instrument) If you have any questions please email Director Drew Parent and Happy Practicing!
Want to get an edge on the competition? Want to meet the drumline staff before coming to BGSU? Want to practice with the team? Then attend our Drumline Clinics! Register by completing the form above (complete only once). These events will be held on:
- Sat, April 6, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Moore Musical Arts Center, Kelly Hall (Room 1012)
- Sat, April 20, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Moore Musical Arts Center, Kelly Hall (Room 1012)
All auditionees are required to attend both audition dates so we can see how you progress after receiving feedback. If you have a conflict with one or both of the dates, please email Drew Parent and we will try to make appropriate accommodations so that you may still audition.
To be considered, please fill out the registration form found in the link above. Auditions to be in the FMB Drumline will be held on the following dates in the Moore Musical Arts Center. Enter at the Loading Dock and you will be direct from there:
- Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tenors & Quads
Director of the Falcon Marching Band Drumline
Drew Parent is the Director of the BGSU Falcon Drumline and an Adjunct Faculty Member in BGSU College of Musical Arts. He has been teaching and arranging marching percussion for sixteen years around the American Midwest for high school, college, and drum corps ensembles. Drew was a member of the Americanos (2001, 2002), Glassmen (2003, 2004), and Madison Scouts (2005) Drum and Bugle Corps and also marched five seasons with the WGI Independent World Percussion Ensemble Northeast Academy (2002-2006). Along with teaching at BGSU, Drew also works with numerous competitive high school programs around the Toledo, Ohio area. He also presents clinics and master classes around the region. For more information on the BGSU Falcon Drumline or Auditions, please email Drew at firstname.lastname@example.org.