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By: Drum Corps International
          Release: 10/19/2016
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With the 2016 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 2017!



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 2017 audition camps, posted information will be added, updated and changed periodically.

WORLD CLASS
    • Join The Academy
    • November 6, 2016
      Jupiter, FL – Brass, Percussion
    • November 6, 2016
      Southern California – Color Guard
    • November 13, 2016
      The Colony, TX – All Sections
    • November 20, 2016
      Missouri City, TX – All Sections
    • December 2-4, 2016
      Casa Grande, AZ – Color Guard, Percussion
    • December 9-11, 2016
      Casa Grande, AZ – Brass, Drum Major
    • This corps accepts preliminary video auditions.
    • Join the Blue Devils
    • November 19, 2016
      Flower Mound, TX – Brass
    • November 25-27, 2016
      Concord, CA – Color Guard
    • November 26-27, 2016
      Pleasant Hill, CA – Brass
    • December 3-4, 2016
      Concord, CA – Battery
    • December 3-4, 2016
      Southern California – Front Ensemble
    • December 10-11, 2016
      Grand Terrace, CA – Brass, Battery
    • This corps may accept a video audition.
    • Join the Blue Knights
    • November 6, 2016
      Loxahatchee, FL – All Sections
    • November 6, 2016
      Lake Elsinore, CA – Percussion
    • November 13, 2016
      Trophy Club, TX – All Sections
    • November 13, 2016
      Round Rock, TX – Brass
    • November 18-20, 2016
      Englewood, CO – All Sections
    • November 20, 2016
      Lebanon, OH – All Sections
    • November 27, 2016
      Sugar Land, TX – Brass, Color Guard
    • December 16-18, 2016
      Englewood, CO – All Sections
    • This corps may accept a video audition.
    • Join the Blue Stars
    • November 18-20, 2016
      Indianapolis, IN – All Sections
    • November 27, 2016
      Minneapolis, MN – All Sections
    • December 4, 2016
      Florida – All Sections
      Northern Virginia – All Sections
    • December 11, 2016
      Austin, TX – All Sections
      Southern California – All Sections
    • This corps accepts video auditions.
    • Join the Bluecoats
    • November 13, 2016
      United Kingdom – Brass
    • November 19-20, 2016
      Burleson, TX – All Sections
    • November 26-27, 2016
      Canton, OH – All Sections
    • December 4, 2016
      Mission Viejo, CA – All Sections
    • December 10-11, 2016
      Flowery Branch, GA – All Sections
    • This corps accepts video auditions.
    • Join the Boston Crusaders
    • November 11-13, 2016
      Boston, MA – Brass, Percussion, Conductors
    • November 18-20, 2016
      Tampa, FL – All Sections
    • December 2-4, 2016
      Dallas, TX – All Sections
    • This corps accepts video auditions.
    • Join The Cadets
    • November 18-20, 2016
      Pennington, NJ – All Sections
    • December 9-11, 2016
      Pennington, NJ – All Sections
    • This corps may accept video auditions.
    • Join Carolina Crown
    • November 18-20, 2016
      For Mill, SC – All Sections
    • December 3, 2016
      Austin, TX – Color Guard
    • December 9-11, 2016
      Fort Mill, SC – All Sections
    • This corps may accept video auditions.
    • Join The Cavaliers
    • November 19-20, 2016
      Dallas, TX – All Sections
    • December 3-4, 2016
      Atlanta, GA – Brass, Percussion
    • December 9-11, 2016
      Chicago, IL – All Sections
    • December 17, 2016
      Austin, TX – Percussion
    • This corps accepts video auditions.
    • Join the Colts
    • November 18-20, 2016
      Kansas City/Lawrence, KS – All Sections
    • November 25-27, 2016
      Dubuque, IA – All Sections
    • December 16-18, 2016
      Dubuque, IA – All Sections
    • This corps does not accept video auditions.
    • Join the Crossmen
    • November 18-20, 2016
      Dallas, TX – All Sections
    • November 25-27, 2016
      San Antonio, TX – All Sections
    • December 2-4, 2016
      Houston, TX – All Sections
    • December 4, 2016
      Springboro, OH – Percussion, Color Guard
    • This corps does not accept video auditions.
    • Join the Jersey Surf
    • November 18-20, 2016
      Sicklerville, NJ – All Sections
    • December 16-18, 2016
      Sicklerville, NJ – All Sections
    • This corps accepts video auditions.
    • Join the Madison Scouts
    • November 19, 2016
      Indianapolis, IN – All Sections
      Kennesaw, GA – All Sections
      Osseo, MN – All Sections
    • November 20, 2016
      Haslet, TX – All Sections
    • December 3, 2016
      Southern California – All Sections
    • December 16-18, 2016
      Indianapolis, IN – Brass, Percussion callbacks
    • This corps may accept video auditions.
    • Join the Mandarins
    • November 26-27, 2016
      Sacramento, CA – All Sections
    • December 10, 2016
      Las Vegas, NV – All Sections
    • December 11, 2016
      Bakersfield, CA – All Sections
    • December 17-18, 2016
      Southern California – All Sections
    • January 6-8, 2017
      Sacramento, CA – All Sections
    • This corps accepts video auditions.
    • Join the Oregon Crusaders
    • November 19-20, 2016
      Portland, OR – All Sections
    • December 4, 2016
      Los Angeles, CA – All Sections
    • December 10-11, 2016
      Houston, TX – All Sections
    • This corps accepts video auditions.
    • Join Pacific Crest
    • December 10-11, 2016
      Grand Terrace, CA – All Sections
    • This corps may accept video auditions.
    • Join the Phantom Regiment
    • November 18-20, 2016
      Beloit, WI – Color Guard, Percussion
    • November 26, 2016
      Coppell, TX – Brass, Color Guard, Percussion
    • December 3 or 4, 2016
      Atlanta, GA – Brass, Color Guard
    • December 10 or 11, 2016
      Los Angeles, CA – Color Guard
    • December 9-11, 2016
      Beloit, WI – Brass, Conductors
    • This corps may accept video auditions.
    • Join Pioneer
    • December 16, 2016
      Cudahy, WI – All Sections
    • January 20-22, 2017
      Cudahy, WI – All Sections
    • February 22-28, 2017
      New Orleans, LA – All Sections
    • Join the Santa Clara Vanguard
    • November 18-20, 2016
      Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX – All Sections (no cymbals)
    • November 26-27, 2016
      Buena Park, CA – All Sections
    • December 2-4, 2016
      San Jose, CA – All Sections
    • December 11, 2016
      Orlando, FL – Brass, Color Guard
      Houston, TX – Brass
    • Join the Seattle Cascades
    • November 19, 2016
      Seattle, WA – Open House (All Sections)
    • December 16-18, 2016
      Seattle, WA – All Sections
    • This corps accepts video auditions.
    • Join Spirit of Atlanta
    • December 2-4, 2016
      Atlanta, GA – Brass, Percussion, Conductors, Color Guard
    • December 10, 2016
      Nashville, TN – Brass, Percussion
      Orlando, FL – Brass, Percussion, Color Guard
    • December 17, 2016
      Atlanta, GA – Brass, Percussion, Conductors, Color Guard
    • This corps may accept video auditions.
    • Join the Troopers
    • November 18-20, 2016
      Mesquite, TX – All Sections
    • December 3, 2016
      Lebanon, IN – Brass, Color Guard
    • December 10, 2016
      Boise, ID – Brass
    • December 16-18, 2016
      Mesquite, TX – All Sections
    • This corps accepts video auditions.
OPEN CLASS
    • Join The Battalion
    • November 5, 2016
      Kuna, ID – Educational Clinic
    • November 26, 2016
      Colorado Springs, CO – Educational Clinic
    • December 10, 2016
      TBA, UT – Educational Clinic
    • December 17, 2016
      Las Vegas, NV – Educational Clinic
    • January 6-7, 2017
      Draper, UT – Auditions
    • January 13-14, 2017
      Loveland, CO – Auditions
    • This corps accepts video auditions.
    • Join Blue Devils B
    • January 7-8, 2017
      TBA – Brass, Percussion, Drum Major
    • January 21-22, 2017
      TBA – Color Guard
    • Join Genesis
    • November 12, 2016
      McAllen, TX – Brass, Percussion, Color Guard
    • November 19, 2016
      Melissa, TX – Brass, Percussion
    • December 3, 2016
      Lubbock, TX – Brass, Percussion
    • December 16-18, 2016
      Austin, TX – All Sections
    • January 20-22, 2017
      TBA, TX – Brass, Percussion, Drum Major
    • This corps may accept video auditions.
    • Join Gold
    • January 7-8, 2017
      Escondido, CA – All Sections
    • This corps may accept video auditions.
    • Join the Guardians
    • November 18-20, 2016
      Georgetown, TX
    • December 9-11, 2016
      Georgetown, TX - All Sections
    • January 13-15, 2017
      Georgetown, TX - Brass, Percussion, Conductors
    • Join Heat Wave
    • December 3-4, 2016
      Cape Coral, FL – All Sections
    • December 17-18, 2016
      Cape Coral, FL – All Sections
    • January 6-8, 2017
      TBA, FL – All Sections
    • This corps accepts video auditions.
    • Join Impulse
    • November 6, 2016
      Bellflower, CA
    • December 11, 2016
      Bell Gardens, CA
    • Janauary 7-8, 2017
      TBA
    • Janauary 21-22, 2017
      TBA
    • Join Incognito
    • December 11, 2016
      Brea, CA – Experience Camp
    • January 8, 2017
      Brea, CA – Audition Camp
    • Join Legends
    • November 18-20, 2016
      Kalamazoo, MI – Brass, Percussion, Color Guard, Assistant Conductor
    • December 16-18, 2016
      Kalamazoo, MI – Brass, Percussion, Assistant Conductor
    • January 13-15, 2017
      Kalamazoo, MI – Brass, Percussion
    • This corps accepts video auditions.
    • Join the Louisiana Stars
    • December 27, 2016
      West Monroe, LA - All Sections
    • December 28, 2016
      Broussard, LA - Color Guard
    • December 28, 2016
      Maurice, LA - Brass, Percussion
    • January 16, 2017
      Lafayette, LA - Brass, Percussion
    • Join Music City
    • November 20, 2016
      Southaven, MS – All Sections
    • November 27, 2016
      Atlanta, GA – All Sections
    • December 9-11, 2016
      Franklin, TN – All Sections
    • Join the Raiders
    • November 26-27, 2016
      Millville, NJ – All Sections
    • December 16-18, 2016
      Millville, NJ – All Sections
    • This corps accepts video auditions.
    • Join Shadow
    • January 21-22, 2017
      Oregon, WI – All Sections
    • Join Southwind
    • December 3, 2016
      Birmingham, AL – All Sections
    • December 10, 2016
      Vicksburg, MS – All Sections
    • January 7, 2017
      Mobile, AL – All Sections
    • Join the Spartans
    • November 19-20, 2016
      Nashua, NH – All Sections
    • November 27, 2016
      Nashua, NH – Brass, Percussion
    • December 10-11, 2016
      Nashua, NH – Brass, Percussion
    • December 18, 2016
      Nashua, NH – Brass, Percussion
    • Join the Vanguard Cadets
    • November 26-27, 2016
      Buena Park, CA – All Sections
    • December 16-18, 2016
      San Jose, CA – All Sections
    • Join the Watchmen
    • January 7-8, 2017
      Fontana, CA – All Sections
    • February 4-5, 2017
      Fontana, CA – All Sections
    • March 18-19, 2017
      Fontana, 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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