Drum Corps International
Put breathing and stretching together

Put breathing and stretching together

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!

Colts; June 13, 2006; Belmont, Wis.
To settle your nerves, breathing is key. Long inhale/exhale repetition can help to calm you. Slow stretching also helps your body settle. Put breathing and stretching together and work from a slow pace into a more energetic pace to rid yourself of excess adrenaline. - Scott Chandler, Blue Devils program coordinator/choreographer View more audition tips. Check out a list of audition dates for the corps you want to join.