Upcoming Events

Nov
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Thu
Office Closed for Thanksgiving
Nov 23 – Nov 24 all-day
Nov
25
Sat
2018 SCV/SCVC Audition – LA
Nov 25 @ 7:30 am – Nov 26 @ 3:30 pm
The LA Mega Clinic & Audition Camp is designed for prospective members who intend to audition for the 2018 Santa Clara Vanguard and/or Vanguard Cadets. We are glad you are considering a summer with SCV!
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2018 SCV/SCVC Audition - LA @ California Lutheran University | Thousand Oaks | California | United States

The LA Mega Clinic & Audition Camp is designed for prospective members who intend to audition for the 2018 Santa Clara Vanguard and/or Vanguard Cadets. We are glad you are considering a summer with SCV! From Saturday morning to Sunday afternoon you will rehearse, sleep, and eat with other auditionees tour-style. Don’t forget to bring an air mattress, toiletries, and a towel! Throughout the weekend our staff will be conducting individual auditions to decide placements in the Vanguard and Vanguard Cadets, or invitations to return next year after gaining some additional experience. Just relax and do your best.

Good luck!

SIGNING UP:
Be sure to fill out an RSVP before attending this Clinic/Audition weekend. Once you do so, we will send you the 2018 Prospective Member Information packet in the mail which includes more details and information about joining the Santa Clara Vanguard.

  1. Create a MySCV account or Log-in
  2. Fill out the 2018 Prospective Member Questionnaire
  3. RSVP/sign-up to attend this event
  4. Pay the registration fee
  5. Fill out a shuttle request if you require transportation
  6. Download/purchase any necessary audition materials for your section
  7. Fill out the necessary paperwork to bring with you to check-in

REGISTRATION FEE:
The registration fee is $125 and can be paid beginning November 1st. The registration fee is payable online, by phone via credit card, by mail via check or money order; or in person via cash, check, money order or credit card. Prospective members registering or walking in on the day-of will pay $150. Full payment is required for participation, and no previous year credits can be used to pay the registration fee. Make sure you get a receipt! Should you be invited to return (based upon your CAMP or 1-DAY audition results) it will be mandatory that you attend the January Call Back Camp (April/May for color guard) in San Jose, CA, to complete your evaluation toward full membership in the 2018 Santa Clara Vanguard or Vanguard Cadets.

CHECK IN:
When you come to check in for your audition, you must present a school or government issued photo ID which we will copy to keep for our records. During check-in we will also be collecting your Medical History and Release form, Image Use Release form, and a copy of your medical insurance card. Blank forms will be available at check-in if you haven’t filled one out in advance. If under 18, a parent’s signature is required. Upon successfully completing the registration process, you will be provided with a wristband and name tag to mark your participation.

SCHEDULE/STRUCTURE:
Please do not arrive at the school before 7:30 AM on Saturday morning. Also, do NOT call the school for any information about the SCV Camp. The school doors will open at 7:30AM and registration will begin Saturday morning at 8:00AM. There will be a short opening presentation by the corps’ management at 9:00 AM and rehearsal will follow at 9:15 AM.

All prospective members will be provided with sleeping accommodations at the school for the weekend (don’t forget your air mattress, a pillow and blanket). Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snack will be provided for all camp attendees, starting with lunch on Saturday and ending with lunch on Sunday. Please make sure to eat breakfast before coming for registration on Saturday. Registration will run throughout the weekend for any late-comers. Sunday’s rehearsal/audition session will begin at approximately 8:00 AM and will conclude on Sunday by 3:30 PM.

To ensure your safety and security, all SCV camps operate as a closed campus. No one will leave the campus during the camp unless you have approval by the director.

TRANSPORTATION/SHUTTLES:
There will be no shuttles provided to transportation centers for this clinic & audition weekend

If you have any questions, please contact us at ACorps@SCVanguard.org. Once again, we are excited you have chosen SCV and look forward to seeing you in LA!

Nov
26
Sun
2018 YPE Audition #1
Nov 26 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Audition date #1 for the 2018 VMAPA Youth Percussion Ensemble. See link in description for the audition materials if you have not already downloaded them.
Learn More »

This year the Vanguard Music and Performing Arts Youth Percussion Ensemble will hold auditions for their 2018 season on Sunday, November 26 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm and Sunday, December 17 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. Auditions will be held at the Vanguard Hall and you can sign up for an audition time by filling out THIS FORM.

Click here to download the 2018 Youth Percussion Ensemble Audition Materials

Your submission will be reviewed by a member of the VMAPA-YPE staff, and followed up with an email confirmation. A $20 non-refundable registration fee is required for all new and returning members that is to be paid no later than the date of the audition. Applicants will be notified of their audition date and time approximately one week prior to the audition. Missed auditions will not be rescheduled.

The Vanguard Music and Performing Arts (VMAPA) Youth Percussion Ensemble (YPE) is a premiere performing arts ensemble aimed at giving participants the opportunity to perform unique repertoire at the highest level possible. We specialize in music composed for orchestral percussion instruments, arrangements of various genres of music, and unique experiences unparalleled by any extracurricular opportunity in the greater Silicon Valley. In addition to the full ensemble setting, these performers will have the opportunity to perform chamber works and have access to a wide range of percussive styles and pedagogy. Participants are exposed to masterclasses from professionals throughout the season, as well as amazing and intrinsically challenging music that will help percussionists reach a new level of musicianship.

 Benefits of Joining the SCV Youth Percussion Ensemble

  • Professional training under our conductors and staff
  • Concert performances in the most prestigious venues
  • Sectional coaching and master classes from world-class musicians
  • Chamber music programs
  • Community service via music outreach
Nov
27
Mon
Santa Clara Big Band Rehearsal
Nov 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Nov
28
Tue
2018 YBE Audition #1
Nov 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Audition date #1 for the 2018 VMAPA Youth Brass Ensemble. See link in description for the audition materials if you have not already downloaded them.
Learn More »

This year the Vanguard Music and Performing Arts Youth Brass Ensemble will hold auditions for the 2018 season on Tuesday, November 28 from 6:03 pm to 8:30 pm and Sunday, December 17 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Auditions will be held at the Vanguard Hall and you can sign up for an audition time by filling out THIS FORM.

Click here to find the 2018 Youth Brass Ensemble Audition Materials

Your submission will be reviewed by a member of the VMAPA-YPE staff, and followed up with an email confirmation. A $20 non-refundable registration fee is required for all new and returning members that is to be paid no later than the date of the audition. Applicants will be notified of their audition date and time approximately one week prior to the audition. Missed auditions will not be rescheduled.

The Vanguard Music and Performing Arts (VMAPA) Youth Brass Ensemble (YBE) is a premiere performing arts ensemble aimed at giving participants the opportunity to perform unique repertoire at the highest level possible. We specialize in music composed for brass instruments (trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone/euphonium and tuba), arrangements of various genres of music, and unique experiences unparalleled by any extracurricular opportunity available in the greater Silicon Valley. Participants are exposed to masterclasses from professionals throughout the season as well as amazing and intrinsically challenging music that helps brass musicians reach a new level of musicianship.

Benefits of Joining the SCV Youth Brass Ensemble

  • Professional training under our conductors and staff
  • Concert performances in the most prestigious venues
  • Sectional coaching and master classes from world-class musicians
  • Chamber music programs
  • Community service via music outreach
Nov
29
Wed
Board of Directors Meeting
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The VMAPA Board of Directors meetings are open to the public. Please contact board@scvanguard.org if you plan to attend so we can be prepared to welcome you!
Learn More »

The VMAPA Board of Directors meetings are open to the public. Please contact board@scvanguard.org if you plan to attend so we can be prepared to welcome you!

Daddios Big Band Rehearsal
Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Dec
1
Fri
2018 SCV Audition – San Jose
Dec 1 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 3 @ 3:30 pm
The San Jose Clinic & Audition Camp is designed for prospective members who intend to audition for the 2018 Santa Clara Vanguard. We are glad you are considering a summer with SCV!
Learn More »
2018 SCV Audition - San Jose @ To Be Determined | San Jose | California | United States

The San Jose Clinic & Audition Camp is designed for prospective members who intend to audition for the 2018 Santa Clara Vanguard.  We are glad you are considering a summer with SCV! From Friday evening to Sunday afternoon you will rehearse, sleep, and eat with other auditionees tour-style. Don’t forget to bring an air mattress, toiletries, and a towel! Throughout the weekend our staff will be conducting individual auditions to decide placements in the Vanguard, recommendations to audition for the Vanguard Cadets, or invitations to return next year after gaining some additional experience. Just relax and do your best.

Good luck!

SIGNING UP:
Be sure to fill out an RSVP before attending this Clinic/Audition weekend. Once you do so, we will send you the 2018 Prospective Member Information packet in the mail which includes more details and information about joining the Santa Clara Vanguard.

  1. Create a MySCV account or Log-in
  2. Fill out the 2018 Prospective Member Questionnaire
  3. RSVP/sign-up to attend this event
  4. Pay the registration fee
  5. Fill out a shuttle request if you require transportation
  6. Download/purchase any necessary audition materials for your section
  7. Fill out the necessary paperwork to bring with you to check-in

REGISTRATION FEE:
The registration fee is $125 and can be paid beginning November 1st. The registration fee is payable online, by phone via credit card, by mail via check or money order; or in person via cash, check, money order or credit card. Prospective members registering or walking in on the day-of will pay $150. Full payment is required for participation, and no previous year credits can be used to pay the registration fee. Make sure you get a receipt! Should you be invited to return (based upon your CAMP or 1-DAY audition results) it will be mandatory that you attend the January Call Back Camp (April/May for color guard) in San Jose, CA, to complete your evaluation toward full membership in the 2018 Santa Clara Vanguard.

CHECK IN:
When you come to check in for your audition, you must present a school or government issued photo ID which we will copy to keep for our records. During check-in we will also be collecting your Medical History and Release form, Image Use Release form, and a copy of your medical insurance card. Blank forms will be available at check-in if you haven’t filled one out in advance. If under 18, a parent’s signature is required. Upon successfully completing the registration process, you will be provided with a wristband and name tag to mark your participation.

SCHEDULE/STRUCTURE:
Please do not arrive at the school before 7:30 AM on Saturday morning. Also, do NOT call the school for any information about the SCV Camp. The school doors will open at 7:30AM and registration will begin Saturday morning at 8:00AM. There will be a short opening presentation by the corps’ management at 9:00 AM and rehearsal will follow at 9:15 AM.

All prospective members will be provided with sleeping accommodations at the school for the weekend (don’t forget your air mattress, a pillow and blanket). Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snack will be provided for all camp attendees, starting with lunch on Saturday and ending with lunch on Sunday. Please make sure to eat breakfast before coming for registration on Saturday. Saturday’s rehearsal/audition session will begin at approximately 8:30 AM and will conclude on Sunday by 2:30 PM. Clean up and shuttles to the airport will then begin by 3:30 PM.

To ensure your safety and security, all SCV camps operate as a closed campus. No one will leave the campus during the camp unless you have approval by the director.

TRANSPORTATION/SHUTTLES:
Those flying into San Jose to join us for the weekend should fly into SJC (SFO is acceptable, but not preferred). Also note that the San Jose Diridon and Greyhound stations are the easiest to access for the camp weekend. Vanguard Shuttles to the airport and transportation centers will be available AT 5:30 PM on Friday evening for prospective members and EARLY Saturday morning until noon. Shuttles will resume on Sunday for departures. Please try to time your departure from an airport or transportation center after 4:00 PM on Sunday. A Thursday arrival or Monday departure cannot be accommodated. Make your shuttle request through your MySCV account as soon as you set your travel plans.

If you have any questions, please contact us at ACorps@SCVanguard.org. Once again, we are excited you have chosen SCV and look forward to seeing you in San Jose!

Dec
4
Mon
Santa Clara Big Band Rehearsal
Dec 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dec
6
Wed
Daddios Big Band Rehearsal
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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2018 SCV Audition – Dallas 8:00 am
2018 SCV Audition – Dallas
Nov 18 @ 8:00 am – Nov 19 @ 3:30 pm
2018 SCV Audition - Dallas @ Carroll High School | Southlake | Texas | United States
The Dallas-Fort Worth Area Clinic & Audition Camp is designed for prospective members who intend to audition for the 2018 Santa Clara Vanguard. We are glad you are considering a summer with SCV! From Saturday[...]
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2018 SCV/SCVC Audition – LA 7:30 am
2018 SCV/SCVC Audition – LA
Nov 25 @ 7:30 am – Nov 26 @ 3:30 pm
2018 SCV/SCVC Audition - LA @ California Lutheran University | Thousand Oaks | California | United States
The LA Mega Clinic & Audition Camp is designed for prospective members who intend to audition for the 2018 Santa Clara Vanguard and/or Vanguard Cadets. We are glad you are considering a summer with SCV![...]
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2018 YPE Audition #1 1:00 pm
2018 YPE Audition #1
Nov 26 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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2018 YBE Audition #1 6:30 pm
2018 YBE Audition #1
Nov 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
This year the Vanguard Music and Performing Arts Youth Brass Ensemble will hold auditions for the 2018 season on Tuesday, November 28 from 6:03 pm to 8:30 pm and Sunday, December 17 from 10:00am to[...]
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Board of Directors Meeting 6:00 pm
Board of Directors Meeting
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The VMAPA Board of Directors meetings are open to the public. Please contact board@scvanguard.org if you plan to attend so we can be prepared to welcome you!
Daddios Big Band Rehearsal 7:30 pm
Daddios Big Band Rehearsal
Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
 
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