"The Hoo" Basketball Band

THANK YOU for your interest in the 2022-2023 Kennesaw State University Basketball Band, “The Hoo!!” We are very excited for you to join us in bringing Owl spirit to our KSU Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams this year! Below you will find all the information you need to prepare for your audition, as well as plan for the season ahead. 

Approximate Instrumentation:



2-Alto Sax

1- Tenor Sax

1- Bari Sax

6- Trumpet

3- Horn

6- Trombone

3- Baritone

3- Tuba

1- Electric Bass

1- Drumset 

**Subject to change based on audition results**

This season in an effort to attend more games, we will accept more than the numbers listed above on the instrumentation. The numbers listed above will be the required instrumentation for each game and members will be assigned to attend each game. Other members who wish to attend certainly may, however, only the required members will receive payment for that game. Students who are assigned to a specific game may also have other members substitute for them as long as the other members are not assigned to that game as well. 

KSU provides tenor and baritone saxophones, mellophones, baritones, sousaphones, and drum set, plus the amp for electric bass.

Basketball Band Audition Dates

ALL WIND & BASS PLAYERS will submit a video audition. Please use the link below to access the Audition Information Form and submit your unlisted YouTube link by Friday, October 14 at 11:59 p.m.  The performer from the waist up, as well as the entire instrument must be visible in the audition video.

Audition Material

  • Two (2) major scales (chosen from Concert F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, C, G, A), demonstrating your full range
  • This Is How We Do It- please record full song at the marked tempo!
    • An audio file of the tune has been provided in the folder!

DRUM SET PLAYERS must complete the Audition Information Form by Friday, October 14 at 11:59 p.m., but in place of your video link type N/A.

All drum set auditionees will play with the live ensemble during the first rehearsal on November 4. Be prepared to play each of the following charts:

  • KSU Fight Song
  • This Is How We Do It
2022-2023 Audition Form
2022-2023 Audition Music

Full Band Rehearsals located at 3305 Busbee Drive (all permanent members are required to attend)

  • Friday, November 4, 5 p.m.- 7 p.m. 
  • Friday, December 2, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, January 10, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. 


Each game day will include a 1-hour rehearsal, 30 minutes transition to the KSU Convocation Center Basketball Band Block, a 30-minute pregame concert, and the full game (overtime as needed). This creates a call time 2 hours prior to the advertised tip-off (e.g. rehearsal for a 7:00 p.m. game is at 5:00 p.m.). 


What about post-season/conference tournament games? While we do not currently have locations or times for any games past the regular season, we do know that the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournaments are scheduled for February 27th (Men’s) and March 4th (Women’s). We will notify you of details as they become available. 
Do we have to memorize all the basketball band music, like the KSUMB does? No! The demands of NCAA basketball call for us to perform a wide variety of music very frequently during a game. To this end we don’t focus on memorization, but instead perform a large quantity of charts at a very high level – aided by your chart book.   
Are we compensated for our time? Yes. Pay schedules will be released in the KSU Basketball Band Handbook. 

Members must be enrolled as KSU students in both 

Fall 2022 and Spring 2023

Questions, concerns, and clarifications should be directed to Dr. Meeks.