Recruit your

highest quality athletic band

we help college marching bands recruit members in record numbers

while increasing the caliber of member you attract

Featured Uses

Recreate The In-Person Audition Experience Digitally

Avoid missing out on top talent while collecting auditions on rapid fire

Increase your audition sign-ups, send specific audition information to specific segments of auditionees, and remind students to turn up to their audition or submit an audition video.

Attract 20 - 50 Excited Recruits At Your Next High School Visit

Band directors are constantly offering clinics at high schools, conducting honor bands, and interacting with recruits in a variety of places.

You put in all this work to get that first touchpoint with prospective recruits - how do you convert this activity into better recruiting outcomes?

Build Meaningful Engagement With Your Audiences

How the Michigan Marching Band leverages their live performances to attract, identify, segment, engage, and delight their audiences.

"We're up close to 50 students from last year."

Bandwindow helps band programs (from a 30-member pep band to a 500-member band organization) create more one-to-one, more modern-looking, and more effective communications with your important audiences.

  • Identify legitimate prospective band recruits (not just some random list that your admissions office hands you once a year where you don't even know the student's instrument)
  • Communicate with prospective recruits in a way that is more personable and engaging via the channels they pay attention to, to make them want to join your band (as opposed to get involved in a different activity on campus)
  • If you happen to run auditions streamline the communication surrounding your audition process to save enormous amounts of time
  • If you do not run auditions increase interest in your band overtime so within a few seasons, you have no choice but to launch an audition process
  • Drive attendance to events such as Band Day, performances, recitals, audition days, open-houses, giving campaigns, camps, Spring Game, Honor Bands, whatever you need to drive participation in

Band directors want to develop stellar musicians, put on crowd-thrilling performances, and define the future of band education. But a bunch of other responsibilities (that don't really have anything to do with band) get in the way.

Band faculty all want to attract the most talented musicians possible but are stuck with limited time, people, and monetary resources to achieve this. It is challenging to keep up with the best ways to win the hearts and minds of young students and promote events.

Bandwindow solves these problems and more for time-starved marching band directors.

We’ve had the highest quality of recruits in 20 years.
Rose Johnson
Administrative Coordinator, University of Nebraska Bands
Our audition numbers are through the roof higher than in the past.
Barry Houser
Associate Director of Bands and Director of the Marching Illini
University of Illinois
I will sing Bandwindow's praises as the best recruiting tool for any bands. I just won't tell anyone within 300 miles of us because I want it to be our hidden advantage!
Andrew Hunter
Associate Director of Bands
University of Texas, El Paso

Cornhusker Marching Band Case Study

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Cornhusker Band wanted to increase the pool of talent auditioning. They needed to attract, book, and coordinate hundreds of students for precise audition time slots. By implementing Bandwindow they:

• For the first time in the band's history, booking out every section's audition time slots for every day
• Highest ever number of applications submitted via audio recordings (a result of audition slots being full)
• An essentially zero no-show attendance rate for auditionees
• Students joining from more states than ever before

Bandwindow gives us the maneuverability to build our database of potential members, while at the same time, building a database of fans and potential donors.

Bandwindow is giving us the advantage of collecting interests from hundreds of potential members and then sending them custom-built information before they even leave our booth.

We are at 243 members for next year up from 205. Huge improvement in thanks to your system.
Tristan Hooks
Head Of Marketing And Recruitment
University of Kentucky Marching Band
Simply put, Musicwindow saved our audition day this year. The submission process worked seamlessly and allowed our faculty easy, straightforward access to auditions while working from home.
Dan Sheridan
Department Chair
Winona State University
Music Department
We’ve signed up 39 freshmen in the last month! That is the largest freshman class we’ve ever had at HPU.
Danny Frye
Director of Athletic Bands
High Point University

Commonly Asked Questions

Our admissions office already has tools to handle admissions and enrollment

Every university we work with either uses Slate, Ellucian, Salesforce, or an equivalent. Bandwindow is a categorically different product than an admissions database; Bandwindow gives music schools a significant competitive differentiator.

As one of many examples, if your brass professor wishes to share an invitation to a local DCI event with all the marching band recruits who expressed interest, he or she would not be able to use an admissions database to get the word out and get the students excited with visually-engaging content. A somewhat straightforward use case, and you've already hit a brick wall if you're solely leaning on an admissions database.

Old-school batch & blast CRM tools were not designed to attract and inspire a 17-year-old to participate in your ensembles or study music at your school. Bandwindow can, however, direct more students to your university's admissions website (who would not have been reached otherwise), which Admissions always appreciates.

Our product has been built to ensure zero redundancy in feature set and no data that slips through the cracks. Contact us for more info.

Does this tool comply with my university's technical regulations?

Yes. Bandwindow has been built, tested, and implemented at over 100 universities (and counting), most of which have strict rules around what technology can be used. We have had zero IT departments reject this tool. Bandwindow adheres to strict industry-standard information security guidelines. A complete summary of our technical specs (most of which is very boring information if you are not in IT) is available upon request.

How do I learn more about Bandwindow?

You can view an on-demand mini demo of our product by clicking the button below. You will be taken to a questionnaire where you will answer a few simple questions. After submitting, a mini-demo will be auto-generated for you which you can view and interact with at your leisure.

If it still seems interesting from there, you will be offered the opportunity to speak with a strategist from our team who will put together a solution that is tailored to your unique program. The way you do things might be different than the universities featured on our website, so having a conversation at some point would be prudent.

If I'm being honest, I can barely turn on a computer without a grad student helping me... Can I still use Bandwindow?

Yes. We have many band directors, faculty, and administrators who have little technical skills who are realizing value from Bandwindow everyday.  We get it - you do not have time to learn a new software. We know that for the most part, you are not a technologist or marketer. You are a musician or music educator. Bandwindow does the heavy lifting. The product has been built specifically for faculty and directors who are not accustomed to fancy technology.

Who are you guys anyway?

We are a team of band enthusiasts, marketing experts, and engineers. We have all been performing arts students before launching Bandwindow. Our team has an oddly specific combination of expertise in the college band industry, engaging Gen-Zers, and marketing.

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