"The Hoo" Basketball Band

THANK YOU for your interest in the 2023-2024 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

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 saxophones, mellophones, trombone, 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 links below to access the Audition Information Form and submit your unlisted YouTube link by Friday, October 27th at 11:59PM. The performer from the waist up, as well as the entire instrument must be visible in the audition video.

Audition Material

Full Band Rehearsals located at 3305 Busbee Drive
(ALL permanent members are REQUIRED to attend)

  • Friday, November 17: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Friday, December 1: 6pm - 8pm

One additional rehearsal may be called before the semester begins if needed! 


Athletics will feed you each game. The call time for each game will vary but will consist of time to eat and a quick warm-up prior to the pregame sequence. Please see full performance calendar below! 


What about post-season/conference tournament games? Tournament games have limited instrumentation and we will reduce down to the paid members only. This is the same group that will travel should we attend the NCAA March Madness Tournament. Note, tournament games are not paid since you may have the option to travel to March Madness.  
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 2023 and Spring 2024

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