Marching Band Leadership Auditions

Taft Raider Band 2021 Leadership Auditions

Hello, and thank you for your interest in applying to be a leader in the 2021 Taft HS band. The positions listed are all incredibly vital the the existence of our band program, and great opportunities for your commitment, enthusiasm, and love of band to shine! Those selected represent the band program, their school, and their staff at ALL times- both on and off the field. We will be having our training and auditions in-person this year! Your audition will consist of the following elements:


  1. Complete the "Intent to Audition" form here due by Friday, April 30 at 4:30 PM. No late entries will be accepted.

  2. Turn in the audition permission form signed by yourself and a parent by Tuesday, May 4 at 5:00 PM.

  3. Complete the Leadership Binder which includes the leaders contract, application essay questions, and handbook and deliver to Mr. Astorga, Mr. Soto, and Mr. Mills no later than 5:00 PM on Wednesday, May 5.

  4. A conference interview with the band staff, including marching demonstration and teaching demonstration.

  5. Submission of teacher evaluations via google docs from all of your non-band teachers, completed by teachers no later than Thursday, May 6.

  6. Attendance at all marching band leadership sessions on May 3-7 from 5-6:30 PM at Taft High School.


Please see the following resources to be completed and turned in prior to their assigned due date: