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By: Drum Corps International
          Release: 10/04/2017
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With the 2017 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!



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 2018 audition camps, posted information will be added, updated and changed periodically. Check with the individual corps to confirm details and for additional info.

WORLD CLASS
    • Join The Academy
    • November 5, 2017
      Phoenix, AZ – Open house (All sections)
    • November 12, 2017
      Las Vegas, NV – Open house (All sections)
    • November 12, 2017
      Riverside, CA – All sections
    • November 19, 2017
      Tucson, AZ – Open house (Color Guard, Brass, Drum Line)
    • November 26, 2017
      TBA Texas – All sections
    • December 1-3, 2017
      Casa Grande, AZ – Color Guard, Percussion
    • December 3, 2017
      Gainesville, FL – Brass
    • December 8-10, 2017
      Casa Grande, AZ – Brass
    • December 10, 2017
      TBA Florida: Color Guard, Percussion
    • This corps may accept video auditions.
    • Join the Blue Devils
    • November 18, 2017
      Flower Mound, TX – Brass
    • November 24-26, 2017
      Pleasant Hill, CA – Brass, Battery Percussion
    • November 24-26, 2017
      Concord, CA – Color Guard
    • December 1-3, 2017
      Riverside, CA – Front Ensemble Percussion
    • December 2-3, 2017
      Portland, OR – Brass
    • December 9-10, 2017
      Grand Terrace, CA – Brass, Battery Percussion
    • This corps may accept video auditions.
    • Join the Blue Knights
    • November 12, 2017
      Frisco, TX – Brass, Color Guard, Battery, Front Ensemble
    • November 17, 2017
      Denver, CO – Brass, Color Guard, Battery, Front Ensemble, Drum Major
    • November 19, 2017
      Bellbrook, OH – Brass, Color Guard, Front Ensemble
    • November 25, 2017
      Houston, TX – Brass, Color Guard, Battery
    • November 26, 2017
      Round Rock, TX – Brass
    • December 10, 2017
      Temescal Canyon, CA – Battery, Front Ensemble
    • December 15-17, 2017
      Denver, CO – Brass, Color Guard, Battery, Front Ensemble, Drum Major (call-backs)
    • Join the Blue Stars
    • November 17-19, 2017
      Indianapolis, IN – All Sections
    • November 26, 2017
      Minneapolis, MN – Brass, Percussion
    • December 3, 2017
      Northern Virginia – Brass, Percussion
    • December 3, 2017
      Austin, TX – All sections
    • December 10, 2017
      Southern California – Brass, Percussion
    • December 10, 2017
      Central Florida – All Sections
    • This corps may accept video auditions.
    • Join the Bluecoats
    • November 18-19, 2017
      Burleson, TX – All sections
    • November 25-26, 2017
      Canton, OH – All sections
    • December 3, 2017
      California – All sections
    • December 9, 2017
      Flower Branch, GA – All sections
    • This corps may accept video auditions.
    • Join the Boston Crusaders
    • November 12, 2017
      Indianapolis, IN – Brass, Percussion, Color Guard
    • November 12, 2017
      Camarillo, CA – Percussion
    • November 18, 2017
      Boston, MA – Brass, Percussion
    • November 19, 2017
      Indianapolis, IN – Color Guard
    • November 25, 2017
      San Antonio, TX – Brass, Percussion, Color Guard
    • November 26, 2017
      Dallas, TX – Brass, Percussion, Color Guard
    • December 1-3, 2017
      Tampa, FL – Brass, Percussion, Color Guard
    • This corps may accept video auditions.
    • Join The Cadets
    • November 11-12, 2017
      East Rutherford, NJ – All sections
    • November 18-19, 2017
      Houston, TX – All sections
    • November 25-26, 2017
      Delran, NJ – All sections
    • December 2-3, 2017
      Houston, TX – All sections
    • This corps may accept video auditions.
    • Join Carolina Crown
    • November 17-19, 2017
      Fort Mill, SC – All sections, drum majors
    • Date TBA
      Austin, TX – Color Guard
    • December 15-17, 2017
      Fort Mill, SC – All sections, drum majors (call-back)
    • This corps may accept video auditions.
    • Join The Cavaliers
    • November 18-19, 2017
      Denton, TX – All sections
    • December 8-10, 2017
      Rosemont, IL – All sections
    • This corps may accept video auditions.
    • Join the Colts
    • November 24-26, 2017
      Dubuque, IA – All sections
    • December 3, 2017
      St. Louis, MO – Brass
    • December 10, 2017
      San Antonio, TX – Percussion
    • December 10, 2017
      Tampa, FL – Color Guard
    • December 16, 2017
      Miami, FL – Brass
    • December 17, 2017
      Miami, FL – Color Guard
    • December 29 - 31, 2017
      Dubuque, IA – Brass, Percussion
    • Join the Crossmen
    • November 17-19, 2017
      Dallas, TX – All sections
    • November 24-26, 2017
      San Antonio, TX – All sections
    • November 25-26
      Kennesaw, GA – Color guard
    • December 1-3, 2017
      Houston, TX – All sections
    • December 3, 2017
      TBA, OH – All sections
    • Join Genesis
    • October 22, 2017
      Lubbock, TX – Brass, Percussion, Color Guard
    • November 11, 2017
      Houston, TX – Brass, Percussion, Color Guard
    • November 24-26, 2017
      Bastrop, TX – Brass, Percussion, Color Guard
    • December 15-17
      Bastrop, TX – Brass, Percussion (call-back)
    • January 19-21, 2018
      Bastrop, TX – Brass, Percussion (call-back)
    • This corps may accept video auditions.
    • Join the Jersey Surf
    • November 11, 2017
      TBA, Virginia – All sections, Conductors
    • November 17-19, 2017
      Sicklerville, NJ – All sections, Conductors
    • December 15-17, 2017
      Sicklerville, NJ – All sections, Conductors (call-backs)
    • This corps may accept video auditions.
    • Join the Madison Scouts
    • November 4, 2017
      Powder Springs, GA – All sections
    • November 11, 2017
      Eau Claire, WI – All sections
    • November 18, 2017
      Indianapolis, IN – All sections
    • November 26, 2017
      Haslet, TX – All sections
    • Early December
      Southern California – All sections
    • This corps may accept video auditions.
    • Join the Mandarins
    • December 1-3, 2017
      Sacramento, CA – All sections
    • December 15-17, 2017
      Arcadia, CA – All sections
    • This corps may accept video auditions.
    • Join Music City
    • November 19, 2017
      Memphis, TN – All sections
    • November 26, 2017
      Knoxville, TN – All sections
    • December 8-10, 2017
      Nashville, TN – All sections
    • Join the Oregon Crusaders
    • December 2-3, 2017
      Portland, OR – All sections
    • December 10, 2017
      Los Angeles, CA – Brass, Percussion, Color Guard
    • December 10, 2017
      Central Florida – Brass
    • December 16-17, 2017
      Houston, TX – All sections
    • This corps may accept video auditions.
    • Join Pacific Crest
    • November 5, 2017
      Camarillo, CA – Brass
    • November 19, 2017
      Lodi, CA – Brass
    • December 3, 2017
      Sparks, NV – Brass
    • December 9-10
      Grand Terrace, CA – Brass, Percussion, Color Guard, Drum Major
    • This corps may accept video auditions.
    • Join Phantom Regiment
    • November 17-19, 2017
      Rockford, IL – Color Guard, Percussion
    • November 25, 2017
      Dallas, TX – Brass, Color Guard, Percussion
    • December 2, 2017
      Atlanta, GA – Brass, Color Guard, Percussion
    • December 8-10, 2017
      Rockford, IL – CBrass, Conductors
    • Date TBA
      Los Angeles, CA – Color Guard, Percussion
    • Join Pioneer
    • January 12-14, 2018
      Milwaukee, WI – All sections
    • March 9-11, 2018
      Milwaukee, WI – All sections
    • April 27-29, 2018
      Milwaukee, WI – All sections
    • May 25-27, 2018
      Milwaukee, WI – All sections
    • This corps may accept video auditions.
    • Join Santa Clara Vanguard
    • November 18-19, 2017
      Dallas, TX – All sections (no cymbals)
    • November 25-26, 2017
      Los Angeles, CA – All sections
    • December 1-3, 2017
      San Jose, CA – All sections
    • December 10, 2017
      Houston, TX – Brass
    • December 10, 2017
      Orlando, FL – Color Guard
    • Join the Seattle Cascades
    • November 18, 2017
      Location TBA – All sections
    • December 15-17, 2017
      Location TBA – All sections
    • This corps may accept video auditions.
    • Join Spirit of Atlanta
    • December 2, 2017
      Atlanta, GA – All sections
    • December 9, 2017
      Orlando, FL – All sections
    • December 9, 2017
      Nashville, TN – All sections
    • December 10, 2017
      Dallas, TX – Brass
    • December 15-17, 2017
      Atlanta, GA – All sections
    • This corps may accept video auditions.
    • Join the Troopers
    • November 17-19, 2017
      Mesquite, TX – All sections
    • December 15-17, 2017
      Mesquite, TX – All sections
    • This corps may accept video auditions.
OPEN CLASS
    • Join 7th Regiment
    • November 19, 2017
      Oakdale, CT - All sections
    • December 15-17, 2017
      TBA - All sections
    • Join The Battalion
    • January 5-6, 2018
      Draper, UT – All sections
    • January 12-13, 2018
      Denver, CO – All sections
    • This corps may accept video auditions.
    • Join Gold
    • December 16-17, 2017
      San Diego, CA – All sections
    • January 6-7, 2018
      Los Angeles, CA – All sections
    • This corps may accept video auditions.
    • Join Guardians
    • November 17-19, 2017
      La Vernia, TX
    • December 15-17, 2017
      Location TBA
    • TBA January
      Location TBA
    • Join Heat Wave
    • December 2-3, 2017
      Cape Coral, FL – All sections
    • December 16-17, 2017
      Cape Coral, FL – All sections
    • Join Incognito
    • January 14, 2017
      Location TBA
    • February 11, 2017
      Location TBA
    • Join Legends
    • November 17-19, 2017
      Kalamazoo, MI – Brass, Percussion, Color Guard, Field Conductor
    • December 15-17, 2017
      Kalamazoo, MI – Brass, Percussion, Color Guard, Field Conductor
    • This corps may accept video auditions.
    • Join the Raiders
    • November 24-26, 2017
      Millville, NJ – All sections
    • December 15-17
      Millville, NJ – All sections
    • Join River City Rhythm
    • December 9, 2017
      Champlin Park, MN – Educational clinic
    • December 10, 2017
      River Falls, WI – Educational clinic
    • December 16, 2017
      Sioux Falls, SD – Educational clinic
    • December 17, 2017
      Hastings, MN – Educational clinic
    • January 19-21, 2018
      Hastings, MN – All sections
    • Join Southwind
    • November 17-19, 2017
      Mobile, AL – Battery Percussion
    • December 1-3, 2017
      Mobile, AL – All sections
    • December 15-17, 2017
      Mobile, AL – All sections
    • This corps may accept video auditions.
    • Join the Spartans
    • November 18-19, 2017
      Nashua, NH – Brass, Percussion, Color Guard (Sunday only)
    • December 3, 2017
      Location TBA – Brass, Percussion
    • December 16-17, 2017
      Location TBA – Brass, Percussion, Color Guard (Sunday only)
    • This corps may accept video auditions.
    • Join the Vanguard Cadets
    • November 25-26, 2017
      Los Angeles, CA – All sections
    • December 15-17, 2017
      San Jose, CA – All sections
    • Join the Watchmen
    • January 21, 2018
      Riverside, CA – All sections
    • February 11, 2018
      Riverside, CA – All sections



Age Calculator
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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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