Huskie Marching Band Scholarship for Incoming Students

Tuition assistance for new and continuing Huskie Marching Band members who demonstrate exceptional talent. An audition may be required. Priority deadline for winds and brass is March 15, and priority deadline for all applications is May 25.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you or do you plan to become a member of the Huskie Marching Band, Drumline, Color Guard, or Dance Team? (Note: an audition is required. See Marching Band website for details.)
  2. Please indicate what instrument you play, or if you will audition for drums, colorguard, or dance.
  3. Woodwinds and Brass: please submit a YouTube video or web link of your audition. The video must contain Hail to the Huskies, the Huskie Fight Song (played one time), as well as the first three exercises from "Flexibility for Band". All three sets of music are available in our media library, found on the band website. Please also submit an etude or solo that demonstrates your technical ability. All-District, All-State, or NIU School of Music audition materials would be appropriate.
  4. Drumline, Color Guard and Silverettes Dance Team: I understand that I must audition in person on the NIU campus on March 23 and April 27, 2023 (Colorguard and Silverettes April 27 only, date subject to change). Auditions for these units take 8 hours, and run from 9 AM - 5PM. Contact to reserve your space at the auditions.
  5. Where do you plan to live next year at NIU?
  6. Is your permanent address in Illinois, or in another state?
  7. Please request a letter of reference from your high school band director or colorguard/dance coach.
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