Prospective members of the featured twirlers and drumline are required to perform an audition, as there are limited numbers of spots available in these sections. Audition information is available below. Students who do not successfully audition for the feature twirler or drumline, but who also play a wind instrument are encouraged to join PNNMB’s wind section.


Prospective Members should be prepared to submit audition information by March 29, 2024.

  1. Complete the Written Application, including the links to the following two videos.
  2. Submit 1 compiled Video of Twirling Experience (3-6 minutes in length)
    o Include competitive routines, performances, etc.
    o Showcase 1, 2, 3 baton (and 4-baton if applicable) elements
    o Suggested 1-baton tricks to include: 3+ spin- vertical/horizontal; bodywork
    (splits, leaps, etc.); illusion/walkover tricks- double elements preferred.
    o Suggested fire baton (1-3 batons)
    o A portion of the video should include choreography performed to original music
    o Video must be submitted via an “unlisted” YouTube link
  3. Submit 1 Video of UNC Fight Song Performance
    a. Feature Twirlers will perform the choreographed fight song together at all pep
    rallies and on field performances.
    b. Please learn this routine to the best of your ability and submit your recorded
    c. Video Instruction can be found here: Link
    d. Fight Song Music can be found here: Link
    e. Video must be submitted via an “unlisted” YouTube link

Applicants will be notified of the selections within 1-2 weeks of audition deadline.
The University will provide Feature Twirlers with a stipend to contribute to the cost of one
costume. Costumes will be designed and approved by the Twirling Coordinator and Band Staff
prior to purchasing.
Twirlers will be responsible for purchasing a warm-up, tights, shoes, and accessories.


A placement audition is required to join the Drumline. Audition music and instructions will be sent to students who have completed the 2024-2025 PNNMB Commitment Form. Please contact Mr. Nick Nichols for more information.


There is no audition to join the colorguard. All students are welcome to join. Please contact Mr. Brandon Nichols for more information.

Winds (Brass & Woodwinds)

There is currently no audition requirement to join the wind section of PNNMB; however, a part-placement audition is required for the instruments utilizing divisi parts (piccolos, clarinets, alto saxophones, mellophones, trumpets, and trombones). Audition music and instructions will be sent to students who have completed their 2024-2025 PNNMB Commitment Form. Auditions are held in Robinson Hall.