From a Capital Regiment press release: "It was a great feeling last season when we saw the corps compete at the level they did all season long. It was very satisfying seeing our members finish so strong in Denver, " said Capital Regiment director and founder Rick Bays, looking back to the 2004 season. 2005 for Capital Regiment begins with a camp, to be held from Nov. 19-21, at Walnut Ridge High School in Columbus, Ohio. "It looks like we are ready to pick up right where we left off in August. In the recruiting department, it looks like we have moved from a drum corps that prospective members want to check out, to a drum corps that they passionately want to be part of," Bays said. Registration for prospective members will begin at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19. The season officially kicks off later that night at the corps' first-ever "Midnight Madness!", a unique, late-night beginning to the 2005 drum corps season. Earlier that evening, Capital Regiment veterans will gather for a banquet celebrating the success of the 2004 season. After the celebration, vets will move to Walnut Ridge High School and join the prospective members for "Midnight Madness" and the start of 2005. The 2005 season will be the seventh season of competition for Capital Regiment and the corps' third season of Division I competition. With an exceptionally strong staff and management team, dedicated volunteers, a solid veteran member base, and many talented and eager prospective members waiting in the wings, 2005 looks to be the most exciting season yet for the Columbus corps. Auditions for all sections of the corps will take place at the November camp, including auditions for drum major. Anyone interested in auditioning for drum major should email Capital Regiment at firstname.lastname@example.org. The December camp will also be an audition opportunity, but prospective members are encouraged to attend the November camp if at all possible. For more information about Capital Regiment please visit capitalregiment.org.