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The structure of a Vanguard Cadets Audition Camp is designed to give potential members the full drum corps experience. From Friday evening to Sunday afternoon you will rehearse, sleep, and eat with the other auditionees tour-style. Don’t forget to bring an air mattress, toiletries, and a towel! Meals and housing are provided.
CLICK ON AN EVENT TO SIGN UP AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS BELOW ON “HOW TO SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION CAMP”!
Complete the 2017 Prospective Member Questionnaire
RSVP for the audition camp you want to attend
Pay the registration fee
Fill out a shuttle request if you need transportation to the housing site
Download or purchase the additional audition information for your section
Your audition registration fee covers the cost of food, housing and instruction. These fees can be paid online, through the mail, over the phone or at the door of an audition event. Please note that a separate registration fee is due for each event you attend.
The cost to attend the Vanguard or Vanguard Cadets weekend Clinic & Audition sessions will be $125. Prospective members registering or walking in on the day-of will pay $150. The ONE-DAY audition sessions in Orlando and Houston will be $100 if you’re pre-registered by the day before the audition begins. Prospective members registering or walking in on the day-of a ONE-DAY audition will pay $125.
When coming to auditions it is important to wear athletic clothing and shoes that will allow you to perform various marching, movement and fitness skills. We also advise you to check the weather forecast to ensure you are dressed appropriately for outside activity.
After the first round of auditions, if you are offered a callback for the Vanguard Cadets you will be required to attend a second round audition camp in San Jose in January. After the callbacks, if you are offered membership in the Vanguard Cadets, you will be required to attend three Winter Rehearsal Camps in San Jose. Similar to our Weekend Clinic & Audition Camps all housing, transportation and food are provided. Attendance at all Winter Rehearsal Camps is mandatory unless there is an approved school conflict.
Beginning in February, all members who live within 100 miles of Santa Clara are expected to attend weekly Sunday rehearsals. On Camp Weekends, Sunday rehearsals are included in the Camp. Attendance is required for all members of the brass, battery percussion, and front ensemble. Those members performing with a Winter Percussion ensemble should let the staff know at the time they audition for the Vanguard Cadets.
If you are offered membership in the 2018 Vanguard Cadets, the annual membership fee is $2,400. This membership fee covers your uniform, equipment, transportation, food, housing, and instruction for the summer. It also covers the cost of Winter Rehearsal Camps. If you pay in full before January 31st, a $100.00 discount will be applied to your fees.
If a non-Corps member would like to make a membership fee payment towards a current Vanguard Cadets corps member, please click on the button below. Members themselves should make their payments through MySCV directly.