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Fall Activities Fair
Thursday, August 27
Student organizations will provide information and sign-up opportunities.

Band Information

All students interested in participating in the Drake University Bands, including Marching Band, Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble and Bulldog Brass, are invited to attend and informational meeting. Attendance is required for all incoming instrumental music majors, instrumental minors, and those receiving instrumental music scholarships. For more information, contact Professor Vince Kenney, Assistant Director of Bands ( or Professor Robert Meunier, Director of Bands (

Drake Jazz Ensembles

Drake Jazz Ensembles will hold auditions the first week of class.  Audition materials will be provided beforehand by emailing:  Please indicate your instrument.  Students will video record their audition and email it to Professor Classen no later than Wednesday 8/26/20.  The Turner Center will available for those needing to record in the rhythm section.  Ensemble placement will be announced by the end of the week.

Theatre at Drake University

Auditions for our 2020-2021 production season will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2020. Any students with questions about auditions or the auditioning process can email the director of the individual shows they are interested in. For audition information and specifics on what to prepare, please go to

Drake Choirs

The Drake Department of Music invites you to become a member of one of its excellent choirs.  The choral program provides rehearsal and performance opportunities for students with a wide variety of skill and experience levels.  Each choir is open to all Drake students, although three choirs (The Drake Choir, spēro Chamber Choir, and Borealis Treble Choir) require an audition.  The Drake University/Community Chorus is available to join without audition — simply register and come to the first in person rehearsal on Tuesday, September 1.

2020 Fall auditions will be held during the first week of classes (August 24-28) on Sheslow Hall stage.  A sign-up sheet, audition information, and a required audition excerpt will be posted on the bulletin outside Harmon Fine Arts Center Room 240 by Monday, Aug. 17.  All incoming freshman and returning singers must audition.  Please sign up for an audition!

For further information, contact Dr. Eric Barnum, Director of Choral Activities at

Women’s Crew

Drake Women’s Crew will be holding an informational meeting. We are looking for women who are interested in being part of a Division One Varsity Rowing Team. There is no experience required, and there is no fee to participate. Our team competes nationally with the top ranked schools in the country. Practice is Monday-Friday either afternoon or morning depending on your class schedule. If you have any questions, please call Coach DiSilvestro at 271-4995 or e-mail him at

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