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Seahawks Announce Blue Thunder Drumline Open Auditions
RENTON, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks announced today open auditions for the team's Blue Thunder drumline will be held at CenturyLink Field on March 10 and 11. The high-energy percussion entertainment group performs at community events year-round, in addition to performances at CenturyLink Field for all Seahawks home games.
Auditions are open to the public and are comprised of two rounds:
Saturday, March 10: Individual Auditions Read
- 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Individuals will be assigned a one-hour time slot the week of auditions
- Each person will be asked to perform two solos - one self-prepared and one provided in advance
- Complete a personal interview
Sunday, March 11: Group Performances Read
- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Full day of auditions
- Two hours of learning
- 30 minutes of performance time as individuals, sections and/or as a full group
All candidates must meet the following requirements: ability to read music, a high school diploma or equivalent, successfully complete a background check, and be at least 19 years old by the date of the first audition.
Those selected must be available to rehearse year round, with practices scheduled for weekends and some designated weekdays. Members can expect to participate in an average of 35 appearances throughout the year in addition to Seahawks gamedays.
Members of Blue Thunder have performed in host cities for all three Seahawks Super Bowl appearances, in addition to numerous local and national shows including: ESPN, Fox & Friends, Fox Sports, Good Morning America, TODAY Show and NFL Network.
About Blue Thunder
Launched in the summer of 2004, Blue Thunder is an entertainment-focused drumline comprised of 29 local musicians. Members have a wide variety of musical backgrounds including marching bands, drum corps and rock bands. All music and choreography is original or arranged and written by members of Blue Thunder. Blue Thunder is available for parades, parties and corporate event appearances and made more than 150 appearances in 2017. Read
About Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks joined the National Football League (NFL) in 1976 as an expansion team. The Seahawks have won 10 division titles and three conference championships. They are the only team to have played in both the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC) championship games. They have appeared in three Super Bowls, (Super Bowl XL, Super Bowl XLVIII and Super Bowl XLIX). The Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos, 43-8, in Super Bowl XLVIII to win their first title. The team plays at CenturyLink Field in downtown Seattle and is owned by local businessman, investor, and philanthropist Paul Allen. Read