Vanguard Cadets Callback Camp

Jan 26 - Jan 28
Overfelt High School
The SCVC January callback camp is for all those who received a 1 or 2 Grade level at one of the two audition camps as well as a few auditioning for the first time . The camp will set the brass, color guard and percussion sections for the summer of 2018, as well as rank alternate spots heading into the winter camp season, and to continue learning with the Vanguard Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps. We are looking forward to your participation. Throughout the camp there will be individual auditions to decide final brass, color guard and percussion placements in the Vanguard Cadets or invitations to return next year after gaining some additional experience. Just relax and do your best. Good luck!


Be sure to fill out an RSVP before attending this Callback weekend, bring all necessary forms (first time people) and make sure pay any fees (if required) .

There is no registration fee for this callback camp unless this is your first camp. Check your account when you sign up.

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 (for new people only) 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.

Please do not arrive at the school before 5:30 PM on Friday evening. Also, do NOT call the school for any information about the SCVC Camp. The school doors will open at 5:30PM and registration will begin Friday evening at 6:00PM, rehearsal will follow from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

Brass players: Trumpets bring your own instrument (contact us if an issue because of travel) and local mellophone, baritone and tuba people are encouraged to bring an instrument if possible just to make sure that everyone has something to play. If not possible (and for those traveling) please have your mouthpiece. Baritones you will need to bring a large bore type mouthpiece.
Percussion: Of course you should your sticks and mallets and a practice pad of course.
Guard: You may wish to bring your own saber.
Musicians: Bringing a music stand is always a good idea.

Be warned, Rain is in the forecast for this weekend.

There will be souvenirs available for purchase this camp.

All 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 a late Friday evening snack and ending with lunch on Sunday. Please make sure to eat dinner before coming for registration on Friday. Saturday morning registration will begin at 8:00 AM and run through the weekend for any late-comers. Saturday’s rehearsal/audition session will begin at approximately 9:00 AM and will conclude on Sunday by 3:30 PM. Clean up and shuttles to the airport will then begin by 4:30 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.

Those flying into San Jose to join us for the weekend should fly into SJC. Also note that the San Jose Diridon and Greyhound stations are the easiest to access for the camp weekend. DO NOT use San Francisco and Oakland transportation centers. Vanguard Cadet Shuttles to the airport and transportation centers will be available AT 5:30 PM on Friday evening for prospective members. 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 Once again, we are excited you have chosen SCVC and look forward to seeing you in San Jose!

1795 Space Park Dr, Santa Clara, CA 95054    (408) 727-5532