Bandwindow

The recruitment solution built specifically for university marching bands

"even during the pandemic, we've developed more prospective students than ever..."

You need to better reach, communicate with, and win over your desired students (and you may be under pressure to hit certain enrollment / instrumental balance / membership goals), but you struggle with limited time, money, and people resources.

Get Prospective Band Members To Respond

You have a prospective band member who expressed interest, but they haven't yet signed up for band camp. Static, plain, mass emails aren't getting their attention. They might not even being checking the high school inbox these emails are going to. You need a way to get students to engage.

"Our student leaders have been very excited with how responsive their potential section members have been to these texts. I feel like we're meeting these young students where they are at."

What Bandwindow'ers Are Saying...

University of Northern Iowa

The University of Northern Iowa School of Music was under pressure to fill audition slots for both music majors and ensemble members. Their biggest struggle was getting attention and trust from high schoolers who no longer responded well to the static email format.

Purdue Bands & Orchestras Case Study

How the Purdue Bands & Orchestra is leveraging a team of 20 student ambassadors to recruit 500 freshman per season and transitioning their operation from pen & paper to an all-virtual format.

Cornhusker Marching Band

The UNL Cornhusker Band wanted to increase the pool of talent auditioning and they needed to attract, book, and coordinate hundreds of students for precise audition time slots. The impact made to their band program was significant.

Detroit Institute of Music Education

Prior to using Musicwindow, DIME had casually looked at software for its critical event promotion needs but found nothing that offered the right functionality that they needed. Most of the other products were over-priced for the size of their organization.

Commonly Asked Questions

Sounds Like This Is For Our Admissions Office

Somewhat, but not exactly. We can certainly loop in Admissions after you take a look and decide if it's a good fit for your department. But really, this all has to start with you, the music faculty.

You see, there is a new standard in winning over music students. A more competitive one. This new approach requires you to speak to the very specific interests of music students and paint a clear picture in their mind as to why your music department is the perfect match for their needs. This requires knowledge of music students and all the nuances of music recruiting - a component that admissions (quite reasonably) does not offer.

Just like you, we DO NOT want to introduce a tool into your environment that is duplicative, siloed, or unnecessary. In fact, maintaining a pure technology architecture within the larger university in something we obsess over!

Is Our IT Department Going To Approve Of This Tool?

We’ve never had an IT department reject this tool. It does sometimes take a couple of weeks, however, to go through the IT Office’s standard approval process (university IT teams are very busy helping everyone out!). So if you anticipate IT will want to review some information, we encourage you to initiate that request early after seeing our demo.

Typically, IT will request one or more documents from Musicwindow. We have a

--Technical overview document - Covers the commonly asked IT questions

--HECVAT - A 300+ row spreadsheet detailing all the specs that IT typically likes to know

--VPAT - For the accessibility team to review how Musicwindow adheres to accessibility standards

Please request these documents via the form below. We’ll follow up within 1 business day with any info that IT requires. The approval is typically pretty straightforward from there.

How Do I Learn More?

Typically, it looks like this:

1) Schedule a demo. We'll meet over a Zoom and look at how this might work for you.

2) Afterward, with your permission, we provide a recording of the meeting and any PDFs, short videos, client references, or materials that you can use to best introduce this to any additional decision makers.

3) When you're ready we'll decide to either A) get it rolling, B) schedule an additional meeting with other staff member, C) plan customized next steps as you see fit, or D) do nothing.

At any point, if you decide we’re not the right fit for you (or vice versa), we'll just part ways professionally.

Contact

215 West Michigan Avenue

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

+1 313-572-0159

Would you like to join our growing team? hello@shopwindow.io