For the most part, marching in the UCMB is self-selection. At this level, the students we encounter who want to be in the band have the prerequisite skills and auditions aren’t really necessary. UConn has high admission standards so our members are very smart students and are typically good players that would be successful in any excellent university band. In the case of Drumline, Front Ensemble and Color Guard, we hold several weekend rehearsal camps throughout the summer where prospective and returning members work on their performing skills to make sure all are up to our high performance standards. Drumline instrument assignments are determined through these camps.