Dore Slam Drumline

Dore Slam Drumline

Dore Slam is the Vanderbilt Athletic Bands' winter drumline and performs at home games for Vanderbilt Men's and Women's Basketball. While many members of Dore Slam are also members of the Spirit of Gold Drumline, that is not a pre-requisite to join! Dore Slam is open to all students at all levels of percussion experience.

Membership is open to all students attending Vanderbilt University as well as other Nashville area universities (including Belmont University, Lipscomb University, Nashville State Community College, and Trevecca Nazarene University among others), although non-Vanderbilt students should communicate with Dr. Morin concerning participation requirements. 


The Dore Slam Drumline includes...

  • Marching Snare
  • Marching Tenors (Quads)
  • Marching Bass Drum
  • Marching Cymbals

Auditions / Placement Assessment

We do not have auditions. The Vanderbilt Athletic Bands accept all persons willing to put in the effort to make the band successful. The purpose of the Part Placement Session is to make sure everyone is placed in a role that allows for success without undue stress. The Athletic Bands move quickly, and we understand that our members are students.

Dore Slam is open to students at all levels of percussion experience and the Part Placement Session will find the best fit for you in the ensemble.

This in-person session is typically held in November-December.


Dore Slam does not travel.


There is no fee to join the Dore Slam Drumline. Members receive a Service Award for every game they play!