Drum Corps International
Practice under pressure

Practice under pressure

by Drum Corps International

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!

Pioneer; July 17, 2006; Louisville, Ky.
To get past your nerves at an audition, practice under pressure by playing in front of peers and other teachers. You should understand that it is normal to go into the audition with an aggressive approach, because part of the audition process is seeing how you deal with pressure.

- Matt Harloff, Carolina Crown brass supervisor View more audition tips. Check out a list of audition dates for the corps you want to join.