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Athletic Bands

Carolina Basketball Band

Get ready for an exciting season of Gamecock Basketball! The Carolina Basketball Band cheers on the men’s and women’s basketball teams both at home and during tournament play. Get courtside seats for every home game and travel to all post-season tournaments to hear the band and support the teams.

2021 Auditions

Location:  All auditions and rehearsals are located at the Copenhaver Band Hall, 326 Sumter Street

5:00 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13 - Auditions for: All Woodwinds, Trumpets and Sousaphones
5:00 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20 - Auditions for: Mellophones, Trombones, Baritones
6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21 - Overflow/conflict auditions (Only for those who have class conflicts with the above Monday auditions)
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23 - First Rehearsal, Drum Set and Bass Guitar auditions


7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21 - Rehearsal
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 - Rehearsal

Basketball Band Information and Audition Materials


Members of the Carolina Basketball Band are made up of a pool of musicians who perform for all men’s and women’s home basketball games in Colonial Life Arena and are an integral part of the in-game atmosphere. The Carolina Basketball Bands are directed by Jay Jacobs

Membership in the band is open to all students regardless of major or classification. Members are selected by audition, receive a stipend for participation, and rotate playing for assigned events throughout the season. You do not need to be a member of the marching band to participate.

Basketball Band is a spring semester course (MUSC 130F, 0-1 cr). It meets 7 - 7:50 p.m. on Mondays at the Copenhaver Band Hall.

Instrumentation includes piccolos, clarinets, alto and tenor saxophones, trumpets, mellophones, trombones, baritones, sousaphones, bass guitar and drum set (players should be proficient in various rock, swing and Latin styles). Instruments can be provided for brass players, and drummers needn’t have their own drum set.

E-mail Dr. Jacobs with questions regarding the audition process and schedule.


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