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University Spotlight: Auburn University Band Drumline

VF UNIVERSITY SPOTLIGHT:

AUBURN UNIVERSITY BAND DRUMLINE
Instructed by Dr. Doug Rosener

THE AUBURN DRUMLINE USES:

SRH

Ralph Hardimon (SRH)

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With a unique barrel tip and long taper for quick rebound and added control. In wood or nylon tip.

L = 17"“, Dia. = .710“

SBBTS

Bill Bachman “Billy Club” (SBBTS)

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Crafted in hickory to provide an improved rim-shot sound while enhancing the durability of the stick. The overall weight has been reduced, making it easier to maneuver around the drums at high speeds. Produces very big and dark sound.

L = 1513/16"“, Dia. = .725“

M183

M183 (M183)

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Medium hard yarn marimba mallet with full tone and excellent clarity throughout the entire range of the instrument. Synthetic core; birch shafts.

L = 0"“, Dia. = .“

auburn2For over a century, the Auburn University Marching Band has captivated audiences across the nation with spectacular performances. Whether marching before the home crowd or away, the Auburn Band has attained a position of national distinction and a reputation for excellence second to none.

The Auburn University Marching Band has built an international reputation for its precise, entertaining, and colorful performances on the field, unyielding and spirited support for its sports teams, and prideful ambassadorship for Auburn University. The marching band was named the 2004 recipient of the Sudler Intercollegiate Marching Band Trophy, the nation’s highest and most coveted award for college and university marching bands. With 380 members, the current marching band is the largest in university history. The band recently performed at the 2011 BCS National Championship Game and the 2011 Southeastern Conference Championship Game. Other recent appearances include the 2010 Outback Bowl, the 2007 Chick-fil-a Bowl, and the 2008 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland. The band was one of only six collegiate marching bands selected by ESPN to participate in its 2008 Battle of the Bands promotion.

Throughout its history, one of the primary goals of the Auburn University Marching Band has been to foster the Auburn Spirit. With more than thirty performances and exhibitions starting early in the fall and extending through the bowl season, the Auburn Band does exactly that.

The Auburn University Band Staff:

Dr. Rick Good – Director of Bands, Professor of Music

Dr. Corey Spurlin – Marching Band Director, Associate Director of Bands, Assistant Professor of Music

Dr. Doug Rosener – Assistant Professor of Percussion, Assistant Director of Bands

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the Auburn Marching Band here

Doug RosenerAbout Dr. DOUG ROSENER

Doug Rosener received his Bachelors degree in Music Education from Penn State University, his Masters in Percussion Performance from the University of North Texas, and his Doctorate in Percussion Performance from the University of Colorado in Boulder. He has performed with many professional orchestras including the Altoona Symphony, the Boulder Philharmonic, the Sinfonia of Colorado, the Colorado Ballet Company Orchestra, The Colorado Springs Symphony, and the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra. While at North Texas he performed with such artists as Trilok Gurtu, Airto, and Chad Wackerman. Dr. Rosener has recorded CDs with the North Texas Wind Symphony, North Texas Chamber Players, the Colorado Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and has been a regular drummer with several professional musical theater companies. He was also a member of the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps in 1987, 1988, and 1990.

Dr. Rosener’s previous appointments include Director of Percussion Studies at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, and as Interim Director of Percussion Studies at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. He has also served as battery caption head of the Blue Knights WGI percussion ensemble from Denver, Colorado, winning three world championships and three second place finishes in six years. Several of Dr. Rosener’s percussion ensemble compositions and arrangements have been published through Drop6 Publications, and he continues to remain active as a percussion composer/arranger, clinician, and judge for High Schools and Universities throughout the United States. Dr. Rosener is an Artist/Clinician for Vic Firth and Sabian.