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!

Phantom Regiment; June 18, 2006; Lisle, Ill.
To overcome nervousness, you need to breathe and understand this: EVERYONE is nervous, so don't worry too much. Just remember why you are there—to audition and to get across to the staff that YOU should be picked for the spots available. - Lee Beddis, Carolina Crown percussion supervisor/arranger View more audition tips. Check out a list of audition dates for the corps you want to join.