November marks the unofficial start to the 2007 season as many corps start to host their annual auditions. has asked directors and staff members for their tips to help you on your way to becoming a member of the world's most elite and exclusive marching music ensembles. Practice hard and good luck!

Spartans; Aug. 11, 2006; Madison, Wis.
Hopefully those auditioning gain the awareness that there are many ways to perform. Different styles and techniques may feel uncomfortable at first, but once you spend some time you can be surprised at how well you can adapt. How many times do we not understand something until after we get home? It happens, but experience is just that, experience! And all experience is valuable. Scott Chandler, Blue Devils program coordinator/choreographer. Check out a list of audition dates for the corps you want to join.