Santa Clara Vanguard Brass
Membership Information

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

Brass players who wish to audition for the Santa Clara Vanguard 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.

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 or purchase your audition materials

SCV Brass Auditions & Rehearsal Camps

November 30 – December 1, 2019
Trinity High School (Euless, TX)
SCV Audition, All Sections (No Cymbals)

December 7 – 8, 2019
Gilroy High School (Gilroy, CA)
SCV Audition, All Sections

December 14 – 15, 2019
Los Angeles, CA (Location TBD)
SCV Audition, Brass + Color Guard

December 22, 2019
Grand Oaks High School (Houston, TX)
SCV Audition, Brass Only

January 17 – 19, 2020
Yerba Buena High School (San Jose, CA)
Callback Camp (Brass & Percussion)

February 21 – 23, 2020
Dallas, TX (Location TBD)
Rehearsal Camp (Brass & Percussion)

March 27 – 29, 2020
San Jose, CA (Location TBD)
Rehearsal Camp (Brass & Percussion)

April 24 – 26, 2020
San Jose, CA (Location TBD)
Rehearsal Camp (All Sections)

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