Santa Clara Vanguard
Audition Information


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. We offer both weekend and one-day auditions, each designed to bring you the full Vanguard Experience. At our weekend auditions, meals and housing are provided so don’t forget to bring an air mattress, toiletries, and a towel! One-day auditions typically run from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and lunch is provided. Click on a link below to RSVP for your 2020 audition today!

Dallas, TX – Trinity High School
November 30 – December 1, 2019
SCV All Sections, No Cymbals
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San Jose, CA – Gilroy High School
December 7 – 8, 2019
SCV All Sections
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Los Angeles, CA (Location TBD)
December 14 – 15, 2019
SCV Brass + Color Guard
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Orlando, FL (Location TBD)
December 22, 2019
SCV Color Guard Only
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Houston, TX – Grand Oaks High School
December 22, 2019
SCV Brass Only
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RSVP for the audition event you want to attend

Pay the registration fee (more details below)

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

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 one of our weekend audition events is $150 when paying in advance, and $200 at the door. The cost to attend one of our one-day audition events is $100 when paying in advance, and $200 at the door. (Prospective members who audition at one of our one-day events will have an additional fee of $50 if they are invited to attend callbacks in January/April) 

The 2020 SCV membership fees are $4,100 when paid in full by February 10. ($4,200 if enrolling in the monthly payment plan.) 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 corps member, please click on the button below. Members themselves should make their payments through MySCV directly.


If you receive a callback for the 2020 brass or percussion section, you will attend a second-round January audition in San Jose, CA. Then, if you are offered membership, you will be required to attend 3 spring rehearsal camps which are held one weekend each month from February-April. 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. (If you receive a callback/membership for the color guard, you are only required to attend April Camp.)

January 17-19, 2020 – San Jose, CA
Location TBD
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)

May 15, 2020 – Denton, TX
University of North Texas
Percussion Move-ins

May 16, 2020 – TBD
Location TBD
Brass & Guard Move-ins

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