About Us

For information on drumline auditions, go to the Audition page. If you still have questions regarding the drumline or the audition process, please email drumline instructor Chuck Ricotta.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the drumline's schedule? How often do you rehearse?

    During the marching band season (Fall term), the drumline rehearses from 4:00 - 6:15pm Monday through Friday. The drumline also meets on Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm for sectionals during a portion of the Fall. Saturday home football games are obviously busy days for the drumline. A typical game day in Ann Arbor is a twelve-hour commitment.

    During the summer months we have our summer camps. This is the only official meeting times during the summer. During the off-season (Winter term), the drumline meets weekly on Monday nights from 7:45 - 9:45pm at Revelli Hall. This class is called Drum Tech and it is offered for credit for University students.

  2. Where are rehearsals held? Can I watch the drumline/band rehearse?

    Weather permitting, the drumline rehearses in front of Revelli hall before joining the band at Elbel field, which is located at the corner of Division and Hill. Rehearsals are open to the public unless otherwise stated. There is bleacher seating available on the front sideline. Check the Michigan Marching Band Calandar for a detailed schedule of full band rehearsals.

  3. I'm still in high school and am not graduating yet. Can I still participate in summer camps or anything else with the drumline?

    Yes. You may attend summer camps, however only incoming freshman to the University of Michigan may play on drums during rehearsal. Others must remain on a drum pad, but will still receive music and playing experience. It's recommended that you contact the instructor if you wish to attend. Another wonderful experience that is available to you is participating in the annual Michigan Band Invitational, where high school marching band members get a full game day experience with the Michigan Marching band. Contact Revelli Hall for more information.

  4. How do I get to Revelli Hall?

    Directions can be found here.

  5. Who teaches the drumline?

    Staff bios can be found here.

  6. Where can I see the drumline perform?

    The drumline performs Stepshow before every home game. Beyond that, the drumline is often asked to perform at athletic events, pep rallies, etc. The best way to keep up on the drumline's performances is by liking our Facebook page to get updates as we know them!

Directions to Revelli