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!

Glassmen; June, 16, 2006; Oswego, Ill.
For color guard performers, be prepared to move. The use of the body in every aspect of today's color guard is a fact of life. Even in a static position, your awareness of how the body is part of the totality of presenting yourself can be an obvious way to present your talents. Today's color guards are more physical than ever. Wear proper clothing and warm yourself up before the audition, and keep your body ready throughout the entire process. Scott Chandler, Blue Devils program coordinator/choreographer. Check out a list of audition dates for the corps you want to join.