Santa Clara Vanguard Brass
Membership Information

Thank you for your interest in joining the 2019 Santa Clara Vanguard Hornline!

Brass players who wish to audition for the Santa Clara Vanguard are required to download the 2019 Brass Audition Packet (LINKED BELOW) for their respective section. These packets are $10 and are now available for purchase through our online store.

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

SCV Brass Auditions & Rehearsal Camps

November 24-25, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA
Santa Clara Vanguard (All Sections)

December 1-2, 2018 – Dallas, TX
Santa Clara Vanguard (All Sections, No Cymbals)

December 7-9, 2018 – San Jose, CA
Santa Clara Vanguard (All Sections)

December 16, 2018 – Houston, TX
Santa Clara Vanguard (Brass Only)

January 18-20, 2019 – San Jose, CA
Callback Camp (Brass & Percussion)

February 22-24, 2019 – Dallas, TX
Rehearsal Camp (Brass & Percussion)

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

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


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