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The East Carolina University Marching Pirates Drumline is the rhythmic force behind the ECU Marching Pirates. The ensemble consists of up to 10 snares, 6 tenors, 6 basses and 10 cymbals, and includes students from many different majors, not just music majors. In fact, the majority of the members are NOT music majors. In addition to providing energy, entertainment and high spirits at athletic events, the ECU Marching Pirates Drumline performs at high school marching band competitions throughout the mid-Atlantic region of the United States, provides educational opportunities by giving clinics during the Fall and Spring semesters and plays a very active role in recruiting for the university.

Interested in joining?
Whether you have experience in percussion or not, you are welcome to audition for the ECU Marching Pirates Drumline. Please fill out the Drumline Interest Form and you will be contacted soon. To see what you're getting yourself into, head to the Music page and download the audition/warm-up material, as well as the cadences and street beats!