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By: Drum Corps International
          Release: 10/07/2015
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With the 2015 Drum Corps International season in the history books, drum corps throughout the country are already preparing for a wave of new recruits, which means one thing—auditions.

For those wishing to join a corps, preparation is essential. Fortunately, most corps offer materials online detailing all of their technical requirements and explaining their respective audition processes.

Use this page as a resource to get your drum corps search and audition preparations underway. Always be sure to contact the organization of your choice directly to confirm dates, locations and other audition requirements. Good luck, and we'll see you on the field in the summer of 2016!



Guide to Auditions
Each season, thousands of performers take their first steps with a Drum Corps International group. Here’s how you can be one of them.





Audition Dates & Locations
Listed below are audition dates for many drum corps across the country. As groups finalize plans for their 2016 audition camps, posted information will be added, updated and changed periodically.

WORLD CLASS
    • Join The Academy
    • November 15, 2015
      Phoenix, AZ – All Sections
    • November 22, 2015
      Tucson, AZ – All Sections
    • December 4-6, 2015
      Phoenix, AZ – All Sections
    • This corps accepts preliminary video auditions.
      For more information, visit ArizonaAcademy.org.
    • Join the Blue Devils
    • November 21, 2015
      Flower Mound, TX – Brass Only
    • November 27-29, 2015
      Concord, CA – Color Guard Only
    • November 28-29, 2015
      Pleasant Hill, CA – Brass Only
    • December 5-6, 2015
      Pleasant Hill, CA – Battery Only
      Riverside, CA – Front Ensemble Only
    • December 12-13, 2015
      Diamond Bar, CA – Battery Only
    • December 19-20, 2015
      Arcadia, CA – Brass Only
    • This corps may accept a video audition.
      All video submissions are due no later than Dec. 15, 2015.
    • Join the Blue Knights
    • November 7, 2015
      Austin, TX – Brass Only
    • November 8, 2015
      Atlanta, GA – Brass, Color Guard, Front Ensemble
      Dallas, TX – All Sections
    • November 15, 2015
      Dayton, OH – Brass, Color Guard, Front Ensemble
      Houston, TX – Brass, Color Guard
    • November 20-22, 2015
      Denver, CO – All Sections
    • November 29, 2015
      Lake Elsinore, CA – All Sections
    • December 18-20, 2015
      Denver, CO – All Sections
    • This corps may accept a video audition.
      Contact the caption head for the section you wish to audition to request a video audition. All video submissions are due no later than Dec. 1, 2015.
    • Join the Blue Stars
    • November 20-22, 2015
      Indianapolis, IN – All Sections
    • November 29, 2015
      Minneapolis, MN – All Sections
    • December 6, 2015
      Atlanta, GA – All Sections
      Orlando, FL – All Sections
    • December 13, 2015
      Houston, TX – All Sections
      Chino Hills, CA – All Sections
    • This corps accepts video auditions.
      For more information, email director@bluestars.org.
    • Join the Bluecoats
    • November 21-22, 2015
      Burleson, TX – All Sections
    • November 28-29, 2015
      Canton, OH – All Sections
    • December 6, 2015
      Mission Viejo, CA – All Sections
    • December 13, 2015
      Milton, GA – All Sections
    • This corps accepts video auditions.
      All video submissions are due no later than Dec. 13, 2015. For more information, visit getacceptd.com/bluecoats.
    • Join the Boston Crusaders
    • November 21-22, 2015
      Atlanta, GA – Brass, Percussion
    • November 22, 2015
      Indianapolis, IN – All Sections
    • November 27-29, 2015
      Orlando, FL – All Sections
      Denton, TX – All Sections
    • December 5-6, 2015
      Boston, MA – All Sections
    • December 6, 2015
      Miami, FL – All Sections
    • December 13, 2015
      Houston, TX – All Sections
    • This corps accepts video auditions.
      All video submissions are due no later than Dec. 12, 2015.
    • Join The Cadets
    • November 20-22, 2015
      Pennington, NJ – All Sections
    • This corps does not accept video auditions.
    • Join Carolina Crown
    • November 20-22, 2015
      For Mill, SC – All Sections
    • November 28, 2015
      Houston, TX – Brass Only
      Orlando, FL – Brass Only
    • December 12, 2015
      Dallas, TX – Brass Only
    • December 18-20, 2015
      For Mill, SC – All Sections
    • January 15-17, 2016
      For Mill, SC – Brass, Percussion
    • February 19-21, 2016
      For Mill, SC – Brass Only
    • March 18-20, 2016
      For Mill, SC – Brass Only
    • April 22-24, 2016
      For Mill, SC – All Sections
    • This corps may accept a video audition.
      Contact the caption head for the section you wish to audition to request information about submitting a video audition.
    • Join the Cascades
    • November 21, 2015
      Seattle, WA
    • December 11-13, 2015
      Seattle, WA
    • January 15-18, 2015
      Seattle, WA
    • February 19-21, 2015
      Seattle, WA
    • March 18-20, 2015
      Seattle, WA
    • April 22-24, 2015
      Seattle, WA
    • May 13-15, 2015
      Seattle, WA
    • May 28-30, 2015
      Seattle, WA
    • This corps accepts video auditions.
    • Join The Cavaliers
    • November 21-22, 2015
      Dallas, TX – Brass, Percussion
      Atlanta, GA – Brass, Percussion, Color Guard
    • December 4-6, 2015
      Chicago, IL – All Sections
    • December 12-13, 2015
      Austin, TX – All Sections
    • January 15-17, 2016
      Chicago, IL – Brass, Percussion
    • February 12-14, 2016
      Chicago, IL – Brass, Percussion
    • March 11-13, 2016
      Chicago, IL – Brass Only
    • April 22-24, 2016
      Chicago, IL – All Sections
    • This corps accepts video auditions.
      For more information, visit audition.cavaliers.org.
    • Join the Colts
    • November 27-29, 2015
      Dubuque, IA – All Sections
    • December 18-20, 2015
      Dubuque, IA – All Sections
    • January 15-17, 2016
      Dubuque, IA – All Sections
    • This corps does not accept video auditions.
    • Join the Crossmen
    • November 20-22, 2015
      Dallas, TX – All Sections
    • November 27-29, 2015
      San Antonio, TX – All Sections
    • December 4-6, 2015
      Houston, TX – All Sections
    • December 6, 2015
      Dayton, OH – Percussion, Color Guard
    • This corps does not accept video auditions.
    • Join the Jersey Surf
    • November 20-22, 2015
      Sicklerville, NJ – All Sections
    • December 18-20, 2015
      Sicklerville, NJ – All Sections
    • This corps accepts video auditions.
      For more information, email info@jerseysurf.org.
    • Join the Madison Scouts
    • November 20-22, 2015
      Indianapolis, IN – All Sections
    • December 18-20, 2015
      Chicago, IL – Brass, Percussion
    • December 19, 2015
      Rancho Cucamonga, CA – Percussion
    • January 15-17, 2016
      Chicago, IL – Brass, Percussion
    • February 19-21, 2016
      Indianapolis, IN – Brass, Percussion
    • April 22-24, 2016
      Indianapolis, IN – All Sections
    • This corps accepts video auditions.
      For more information, email director@madisonscouts.org.
    • Join the Mandarins
    • November 28-29, 2015
      Sacramento, CA – All Sections
    • December 6, 2015
      Mission Viejo, CA – All Sections
      Atlanta, GA – All Sections
      Houston, TX – All Sections
    • This corps accepts video auditions.
      Contact the caption manager for the section you wish to audition to request a video audition.
    • Join the Oregon Crusaders
    • November 21-22, 2015
      Portland, OR – All Sections
    • December 5, 2015
      Los Angeles, CA – All Sections
    • December 12-13, 2015
      Portland, OR – Brass, Percussion
    • December 19-20, 2015
      Houston, TX – All Sections
    • This corps may accept a video audition.
      All video submissions are due no later than Jan. 2, 2016.
    • Join Pacific Crest
    • December 12-13, 2015
      Diamond Bar, CA – Percussion, Color Guard
    • December 19-20, 2015
      Southern California (TBA) – Brass, Drum Majors
    • This corps accepts video auditions.
      All video submissions are due no later than Dec. 31, 2015. For more information, visit www.pacific-crest.org.
    • Join the Phantom Regiment
    • November 20-22, 2015
      Beloit, WI – Percussion, Color Guard
    • November 27-29, 2015
      Beloit, WI – Brass, Conductors
    • December 18-20, 2015
      Beloit, WI – Brass, Percussion
    • January 15-18, 2016
      Beloit, WI – Brass, Percussion
    • February 19-20, 2016
      Beloit, WI – Brass
    • April 22-24, 2016
      Beloit, WI – All Sections
    • This corps may accept a video audition for color guard only.
      For more information, email guard@regiment.org
    • Join the Santa Clara Vanguard
    • November 20-22, 2015
      Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX – All Sections
    • November 28-29, 2015
      Buena Park, CA – All Sections
    • December 4-6, 2015
      San Jose, CA – All Sections
    • December 13, 2015
      Orlando, FL – Brass, Color Guard
    • December 20, 2015
      Sugarland, TX – Brass Only
    • January 15-17, 2016
      San Jose, CA – Brass, Percussion call-backs
    • April 29-May 1, 2016
      San Jose, CA – Color Guard call-backs
    • This corps does not accept video auditions.
    • Join Spirit of Atlanta
    • November 27-29, 2015
      Cumming, GA – All Sections
    • December 11-13, 2015
      Locust Grove, GA – All Sections
OPEN CLASS
    • Join the Columbians
    • November 20-22, 2015
      Richland, WA – All Sections
    • December 11-13, 2015
      TBA – All Sections
    • Join Genesis
    • November 27-29, 2015
      TBA – All Sections
    • December 18-20, 2015
      TBA – All Sections
    • January 15-17, 2016
      TBA – All Sections
    • This corps may accept a video audition.
      Contact the caption head for the section you wish to audition to request a video audition.
    • Join Gold
    • January 10, 2015
      San Diego, CA – All Sections
    • January 24, 2015
      Orange County, CA – All Sections
    • This corps accepts video auditions.
    • Join the Guardians
    • November 21, 2015
      Austin, TX – Brass, Battery
      Houston, TX – Brass, Battery, Color Guard
    • This corps accepts video auditions.
    • Join Heat Wave
    • December 5-6, 2015
      Inverness, FL – All Sections
    • December 19-20, 2015
      Inverness, FL – All Sections
    • January 8-10, 2016
      TBA – All Sections
    • This corps accepts video auditions.
      Contact the caption head for the section you wish to audition to request a video audition. All video submissions are due no later than Dec. 15, 2015.
    • Join Impulse
    • TBA (January 2016)
      Huntington Beach, CA – All Sections
    • Join Incognito
    • December 12-13, 2015
      Brea, CA – Brass, Percussion
    • January 9-10, 2016
      Brea, CA – Brass, Percussion
    • Join Legends
    • November 20-22, 2015
      Kalamazoo, MI – All Sections
    • December 18-20, 2015
      Kalamazoo, MI – All Sections
    • January 16-18, 2016
      Kalamazoo, MI – Brass, Percussion
    • February 19-21, 2016
      Kalamazoo, MI – Brass
    • April 22-24, 2016
      Kalamazoo, MI – All Sections
    • May 27-29, 2016
      Kalamazoo, MI – All Sections
    • This corps does not accept video auditions.
    • Join the Louisiana Stars
    • November 15, 2015
      TBA – All Sections
    • December 13, 2015
      TBA – All Sections
    • January 3, 2016
      TBA – All Sections
    • January 17, 2016
      TBA – All Sections
    • Join Southwind
    • December 12, 2015
      Muscle Shoals, AL – All Sections
    • December 19, 2015
      Birmingham, AL – All Sections
    • January 9, 2016
      Mobile, AL – All Sections
    • This corps accepts video auditions.
      All video submissions are due no later than Jan. 9, 2016.
    • Join the Spartans
    • November 21-22, 2015
      Nashua, NH – All Sections
    • December 12-13, 2015
      Nashua, NH – Brass, Percussion
    • January 16-17, 2016
      Nashua, NH – All Sections
    • This corps accepts video auditions.
      For more information, email info@spartansdbc.org.
    • Join the Vanguard Cadets
    • November 28-29, 2015
      Southern California – All Sections
    • December 18-20, 2015
      San Jose, CA – All Sections
    • This corps does not accept video auditions



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Drum Corps International's age limit is 21 years of age with one exception. Corps members who turn 22 on or after June 1 are eligible to march during that year. Minimum age limits may vary from corps to corps.




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