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Boise State Blue Thunder Marching Band Audition

Looking ahead to Fall 2024 entrance?

In person Auditions:

  • Blue Thunder Marching Band auditions will take place on Friday April 5, 2024 and Saturday April 6, 2024.
  • Requests for in person auditions in conjunction with Music Department auditions, video audition upload for those outside 100 miles from campus, and in person scheduling for the April auditions will open on January 1, 2024.
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Blue Thunder Marching Band Audition Information

Please see the Important Information section for preparation and Audition Request Form. Once auditions begin, Out of State Fee Waivers & Scholarship Awards will be awarded to successful auditionees while funds continue to be available.

Carefully review the requirements on this page, then prepare to fill out the Audition Request Form (available January 1, 2024). Sign up for a live audition if you reside within 100 miles of campus, while those outside that radius have the option to submit a video link. Use Audition Request Form linked in the Important Information section for both audition types.


Email or call (208) 426-1846.

Audition Steps

  1. Prepare for your Blue Thunder Marching Band audition with the video guide and instrument specific materials in the Audition Materials section. If you are outside the 100 mile range and are applying for a video audition, please upload your completed audition as an unlisted video to YouTube, and make note of your link before proceeding to step 2.
  2. Use the Audition Request Form to submit the link to your video audition or request an audition slot.

Important Information:

  • Out of State Fee Waiver applicants should make every effort to submit a completed audition as soon as possible. As of the beginning of March, the committee has begun making fee waiver decisions. Waivers will be offered to successful auditionees as long as there are available remaining funds.
  • Live Audition dates for the Music Department in conjunction with Blue Thunder Marching Band may be available, please peruse the Music Department admission page for audition information and forms. Additionally, when you fill out our Audition Request Form let us know that you are also auditioning for the Music Department.
  • Live Audition dates for Blue Thunder Marching Band can be scheduled individually. Follow the Audition Steps section to request an audition appointment.
  • To audition for more than one section simply repeat the steps to submit a video or schedule and audition appointment for each instrument.
  • This audition, combined with your Boise State Acceptance and Boise State General Scholarship Application are the components to your BTMB scholarship application. Be sure all three steps are completed. Note that scholarships can be awarded only as long as there are funds available.
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BTMB Audition Material

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Audition Preparation Material
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