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!

Citations; Aug. 10, 2006; Madison, Wis.
We all deal with nervousness everyday. One thing that I find helps me is to spend some time before an event really exploring what it is that is frightening to me and visualizing all of the possible negative outcomes that I fear. Some of them will vanish immediately on examination, because they were never truly possible. No one is going to mock you or make you feel inferior. Corps staff members are professionals and they'll treat you as one, too. - Walt Omiecinski, Pacific Crest marching coordinator Check out a list of audition dates for the corps you want to join.