Vanguard Cadets Brass
Membership Information

Thank you for your interest in joining the 2020 Vanguard Cadets Hornline!

Brass players who wish to audition for the Vanguard Cadets are required to download the 2020 Brass Audition Packet for their respective section. These packets are FREE and will be sent via email starting in September once you register for an audition event. Players auditioning for Vanguard Cadets are NOT required to prepare the Audition Excerpts, and may prepare any etude, solo, or exercise of their choosing.

When coming to auditions, we ask that all brass players (except tubas) bring their own instrument if possible. All attendees are also required to bring their own mouthpiece. We play on Yamaha Bb horns, and one will be provided for use in the summer if you are offered a contract. If you would feel more comfortable auditioning on a concert horn please bring your own. Concert tubas, french horns and trombones are all acceptable.

If you have questions about any of the exercises, methods or techniques as well as any operational, attendance or logistics questions please email


RSVP for the audition event you want to attend

Pay the registration fee

Fill out a shuttle request (not available for ALL events)

Download your audition materials

SCVC Brass Auditions & Rehearsal Camps

December 21 – December 22, 2019
San Jose, CA (Location TBD)
SCVC Audition, All Sections

January 25-26, 2020
San Jose, CA (Location TBD)
Callback Camp, Brass & Percussion

March TBD, 2020
San Jose, CA (Location TBD)
Rehearsal Camp, Brass Only

April TBD, 2020
San Jose, CA (Location TBD)
Rehearsal Camp, All Sections

May TBD, 2020
San Jose, CA (Location TBD)
Rehearsal Camp, All Sections

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