Frequently Asked Questions

Go to, and select the camp you want to attend!  You’ll be redirected to “MySCV”, our data management system, where you’ll need to:

  1. Make your MySCV profile
  2. Complete your 2022 Prospective Member Questionnaire
  3. Select and officially sign up/RSVP for the camp of your choice
  4. Pay your audition fee

If you run into any roadblocks, email for help!

Audition fees help us provide you with a world-class educational experience, including paying for facilities, meals, and instruction.  For full weekend camps (Dallas, Los Angeles, and San Jose), your audition fee is $150, while for 1-day camps (Austin, Houston, Orlando, and Miami), your audition fee is $100.  Fees for all audition camps will increase by $50 if paid on the day of the camp.  We strongly encourage payment in advance via MySCV!

Within 72 hours of signing up for the camp of your choice, you’ll receive a letter from your respective section’s caption manager with important details about your audition process.  Register today!

Brass performer auditions will include a required drill exercise, dance routine, and musical etudes, all of which will be accessible via your audition packet.  As your letter will note, your audition packet will be sent to you as soon as you pay for your audition

All spots are available in all sections, including drum majors!

We will have multiple audition opportunities in November and December in California, Texas, and Florida!  Specific audition locations are posted here, at the bottom of this page!  Sign up today for the camp of your choice!

We will operate a limited shuttle service to and from select airports for our full weekend camps! (Dallas, Los Angeles, and San Jose)  If you’d like to request this service, be sure to submit your “Shuttle Request” via MySCV after registering for campCheck the “event details” in MySCV for more specific information.  If you need help coordinating your transportation for a camp for which we do not offer a shuttle, email us at, and we’ll help you work it out!

Your audition experience will include a world-class education, where our faculty will teach you how we do what we do!  You’ll also have a one-on-one audition, where you’ll receive individualized feedback about your performance.  Prospective members will be notified of their status within 72 hours of the audition camp’s conclusion.  Those who qualify should plan to attend our mandatory “Call Back Camp” in San Jose, California, on December 17-19, at which prospective members will have the opportunity to secure their contract for the 2022 season!

Details about what to bring to camp, what to wear, and more will be provided in your audition letter, which you’ll receive a few days after you RSVP for your camp of choice!  We’ll also continue to stay in contact with you via email and provide you with more details as your camp date approaches!

Nope!  Don’t try to learn to march “bent leg” just for our audition… just show us the way you do know how to march!  In fact, don’t worry about “not knowing” any musical or visual techniques that may be unique to our specific educational approach.  We want to see what skills you have, as they are!  We plan to teach you our specific stylistic approach at camp, and beyond.  Simply put: just show us what you can do, and we will take care of the rest!

We’re willing to consider your audition on multiple instruments as long as it’s within the same section! (brass, percussion, guard, etc.)  We’d ask, though, that you choose one for now, and let us know in your audition if you’d like to show us your skills in another area!

Absolutely!  But, we encourage you to sign-up and pay ahead of time so you can get all the information you’ll need to be the most prepared!  As previously stated, audition camp fees will increase by $50 if paid the day of the camp.

Absolutely!  Sign up for what’s best now.  If you find you need to make a change at a later date, email and we’ll help you make the adjustment.

Yes!  Though we encourage you to only attend one, you’re welcome to attend multiple audition camps if you so choose.  Please plan to pay the audition “fee” for each camp you attend.

We do expect auditionees to perform at an in-person audition camp, but understand that conflicts may be unavoidable at times.  Email us at and we will do our best to help you chart a path forward!

Absolutely!  You may request a refund via email up until 14 days prior to the start of your chosen event.  Or, if it’s a matter of scheduling conflict, simply email us at and request your RSVP be switched to another audition event.  We’ll be happy to help you make the adjustment! 

Please note that canceling within the MySCV system without notifying us by email will not initiate a refund.  Exceptions may be made in case of emergency!

While tuition costs are not finalized for the 2022 season, Vanguard Music & Performing Arts works diligently to ensure that the cost of participation remains among the lowest in the activity!  You’ll pay your tuition in multiple installments over the course of the spring camp season.  Additionally, limited scholarship opportunities may be available for select participants. 

You can find our 2022 Auditions COVID-19 Policy here!

Our vaccination policy for the summer of 2022 will be made available in the coming weeks.


Have more questions?  Contact us at today!



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