Nail the recruiting game

at high school clinics

A high school clinic is a prime recruitment opportunity. The students are impressed and thinking, "Wow, this is what it is like to study under a college music professor!" Taking this excitement and converting into a new recruit, however, comes with several challenges:

  1. You don't have time to give a long-winded pitch about joining because the high school director wants the clinic to be educational for the students - not a sales presentation for your music department. Completely understandable.
  2. Passing out paper forms to capture the students' information is clunky - you can't read the student's handwriting, it takes  hours to type into a spreadsheet, and it's a boring and lame first impression for the student
  3. If you hand a student a business card or tell them to visit your band's website, you know they are probably never going to do anything. And... a once excited potential recruit has slipped through the cracks.

Watch how band programs are overcoming these challenges and nailing the recruiting game at every high school visit...

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
This is going to revolutionize how we find students to come here.
John Pasquale
Director of the Michigan Marching and Athletic Bands
University of Michigan

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

To learn more about how Bandwindow can help your organization increase the quantity and quality of musician you are able to recruit into your program, click this button