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A reformed educational experience and audition opportunity fit for today

Audition

the process

The Dot Book

1 A meticulously and artfully crafted combination of text, videos, illustrations, and exercises to introduce you to the Blue Knights’ approach. The Dot Book combines preparing for an audition, and the educational experience that comes from attending one of our camps. This is one of the most extensive and detailed collections of drum corps educational material to ever be put in one place.

Individual Session

2 All those who purchase access to the Dot Book will need to schedule for a virtual one on one session with a staff member, both as an opportunity to go through materials seen in the Dot Book, and to receive educational feedback on the provided exercises. This is not an audition, but an opportunity for individual feedback and discussion in a low pressure and personal environment.

Audition

3 After the one on one session, performers will be invited to audition if staff feels they are ready and very close to what we are looking for in new members. Because we have retained members from 2020, this ensures that only those with a serious chance of making a remaining spot will need to pay and prepare for a full audition.

Education

Experience

Each preseason, we seek to fulfill two goals: provide an excellent experience and educational opportunity to every individual who attends our camps, and audition performers for spots in the drum corps. The order of those two goals is important to us. The education and experience we provide are not just the byproducts of our audition process, they are our audition process. This has been incredibly important to us for many years, and that hasn’t changed this year. While being able to provide a great experience first and an audition opportunity second is markedly more difficult in the current circumstances, we are committed to our resolution to do so. This year’s reformed process takes into account safety, respect for time and resources, and realistic position availability, while providing a high quality experience through access to meticulously and artfully crafted educational materials and to exclusive time with our staff. This process is broken into three stages.

Each preseason, we seek to fulfill two goals: provide an excellent experience and educational opportunity to every individual who attends our camps, and audition performers for spots in the drum corps. The order of those two goals is important to us. The education and experience we provide are not just the byproducts of our audition process, they are our audition process. This has been incredibly important to us for many years, and that hasn’t changed this year. While being able to provide a great experience first and an audition opportunity second is markedly more difficult in the current circumstances, we are committed to our resolution to do so. This year’s reformed process takes into account safety, respect for time and resources, and realistic position availability, while providing a high quality experience through access to meticulously and artfully crafted educational materials and to exclusive time with our staff. This process is broken into three stages.

Audition FAQ

For now, at a minimum there will be no in person camps until the new year.

Yes, just with the start of every year we ask our returning members to be fully engaged in the educational process.