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Tiger Band Drumline

The Clemson University Drumline (CUD) is Clemson's premier marching percussion ensemble  and is a section of the Clemson University Tiger Band - known as "The Band That Shakes The Southland." Being part of the drumline at Clemson not only teaches students how to have confidence and perform to an audience, it also teaches value of teamwork, provides character development, and builds leadership skills. Rich tradition, high standards, and performance excellence are trademarks of both the Clemson University Drumline and Tiger Band.

The mission of the Clemson Drumline is to exhibit the core values that define CUD, to demonstrate excellence in everything we do, and to improve from rehearsal to rehearsal, game to game, year to year.

The Clemson Drumline is sponsored by Yamaha Marching Percussion, Sabian Cymbals, Remo Drumheads, and Vic Firth Drumsticks. We greatly value the relationships we have with all of our sponsors.

Audition Notes:  

All returning members and new auditionees will submit a video for the first round of auditions, due Thursday, June 1.  For complete video audition information and timeline, visit  Those selected as call-backs will participate in the live second round of auditions on Monday, August 14 from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm at the Brooks Center. 

Instrument assignments will be based on exercises, cadences, and music from the 2017 drumline website in addition to sight-reading.

Auditions will be judged on preparation, technique, timing, rhythmic accuracy, ensemble playing, memorization, sound quality, attendance, and attitude.

Please visit the Clemson Drumline website or contact Dr. Paul Buyer for questions or information.

You will be able to move into your university housing between 8 am - 4 pm on Monday, August 14
Ensemble Information

Ensemble Director: Paul Buyer


Auditions Required: Yes