Vanguard Cadets
Audition Information

Audition & Membership Information for the upcoming 2020 season will be available in the early Fall.


We’re extremely excited to know that you’re interested in spending your summer as a member of our Vanguard Family! Whether it’s your first time auditioning or you’re hoping to return to the organization for another season, we are eager to welcome you. Your journey to excellence starts here! This season we are hosting one Vanguard Cadets audition:

December 14-16, 2018 – San Jose, CA
The King’s Academy
Vanguard Cadets (All Sections)

This weekend-long audition camp is designed to bring you the full Vanguard Experience. Your meals and housing are provided, so don’t forget to bring an air mattress, toiletries, and a towel!


RSVP for the audition event you want to attend

Pay the registration fee

Fill out a shuttle request if you'll need transportation

Download or purchase your audition materials


Audition registration fees cover the cost of food, housing, and instruction, and can be paid online, through the mail, over the phone, or at the door on the day of your audition event. The cost to attend the SCVC weekend audition event is $175 when paying in advance, and $200 at the door.

The 2019 Vanguard Cadets membership fee is $2,300.00. This membership fee covers your uniform, equipment, transportation, food, housing, and instruction for the upcoming season. It also covers the cost of all winter rehearsal camps. (Returning members will receive a $100 discount for each consecutive year they have marched within the organization.)

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.


If you receive a callback for the 2019 season, you will attend a second-round January audition in San Jose, CA. Then, if you are offered membership, brass and percussion members will be required to attend 3 rehearsal camps throughout the spring. Housing, shuttles to/from the airport, and food are all provided, and attendance at all rehearsal camps is mandatory unless you have a previously approved school conflict.

Beginning in February, all brass and percussion 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. Those performing with a winter percussion ensemble should let the staff know at the time they audition for the Vanguard Cadets.

January 25-27, 2019 – San Jose, CA
Callback Camp (All Sections)

March 15-17, 2019 – San Jose, CA
Rehearsal Camp (Brass & Percussion)

April 26-28, 2019 – San Jose, CA
Rehearsal Camp (All Sections)

May 24-27, 2019 – San Jose, CA
Rehearsal Camp (All Sections)

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