November marks the unofficial start to the 2007 season as many corps start to host their annual auditions. DCI.org 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!

Boston Crusaders; July 17, 2006; Battle Creek, Mich.
During an audition, staff members will look for a positive attitude, a great work ethic and ability to gel with the group. Drum corps can be such a difficult thing to get through on those long, hot days on tour. Your attitude is a huge part of how your drum corps experience goes. We are looking for individuals that can roll with the punches and put their best foot forward under all conditions. - Rosie Miller, Carolina Crown color guard co-supervisor View more audition tips. Check out a list of audition dates for the corps you want to join.