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General Requirements

Age

You must be between the ages of 14 and 21 years old by May 31st. 22 year olds are eligible to march if your birthday is on or after June 1st. We believe that students all over this age range can be successful in our organization as long as you are committed to excellence and willing to put in the work.

Talent

Unless otherwise stated, you should have experience in brass, percussion (battery or front ensemble), or colorguard. You will be evaluated by our educational staff at all audition and rehearsal events with the expectation of improvement over time. Goals and objectives will be based on materials in the audition packet and in-person discussions at audition events.

Attitude

Every single day, we get up and go to work. We live by those words and expect you to live by them, too. You will be pushed harder than you ever have before, and there will be times where you will be tempted to give up. Positivity and perseverance will see you and your fellow performers through the easy and more difficult days.

Health & Fitness

The rehearsal, performance, and travel schedule involved are extremely demanding, and a full health history and physical exam are required by every performer every performing season to adequately assess your fitness. It is crucial that you are able to withstand the physical, mental, and emotional toll of the day-to-day. This information is to ensure that our medical staff is able to adequately assist you during the season should you need it.

Attendance

If you are offered a call back or a contract, you are required to attend every rehearsal event required by your section. Please review the camp schedule and note any conflicts with school events. These must be discussed with your caption staff as soon as you know about them. Last minute/emergency school and family events should be communicated with your caption staff as soon as possible.

Financial Commitment

All member fees are mandatory. We expect that you will have developed a plan to meet the financial commitment before you audition. Payments should be made on time according to the schedule outlined in your contract. Any financial issues should be communicated right away to determine if any assistance can be offered. See the financial page for a more detailed outline of this commitment.

Texas
Audition Dates
Fenixperience Camp I
Nov 29 - Dec 1

Bastrop, TX

Bastrop High School 1614 Chambers St Bastrop, TX 78602

Fenixperience Camp II
Dec 13 - Dec 15

Pearsall, TX

Pearsall High School 1990 Maverick Dr Pearsall, TX 78061

NTX Satellite Auditions
Nov 9

Denton, TX

Guyer High School 7501 Teasley Ln Denton, TX 76210

The Process

1
Choose an Audition Event

Take a look at the audition camp schedule and decide which audition event you will attend. You must attend at least one of the live audition events. If you cannot attend any of them because of school obligations, you may submit a request to your caption staff for approval to submit a video audition. If this is you, follow the instructions in the video auditions section.

2
Register and pay

Fill out the registration form to register for an audition event. Pay the fee associated with your audition event selection. You will get a receipt for your payment via PayPal. If you are a vet (returning member), please pay the reduced rate. If you are not sure how to do that, please email admin@genesisdbc.org.

3
Practice & prepare

After you have paid, you will receive an email containing confirmation of your payment, your audition packet, and information needed to keep you up to date during the audition process. Check your email regularly because your  caption head may send out more information leading up to the event. Practice & prepare for your audition!

4
Attend the event

Attend the event. Be prepared to work, but also be prepared to have fun. Instruments will be provided at auditions, but you should come with your own horn and mouthpiece. Performers will be evaluated in a group audition for movement and individually on playing ability. Please bring a prepared piece to play for the individual portion. Be sure to learn all exercises in both your music and visual packet and be prepared to do everything to your fullest ability.

5
get ready to hit the ground running

If you are offered a contract and choose to sign it you will be required to attend every camp in the winter/spring off-season (1 per month- please see camp schedule); If you get a call-back you will be required to attend a call-back camp for an opportunity to continue the audition process and earn a spot.

1
Choose an Audition Event

Take a look at the audition camp schedule and decide which audition event you will attend. You must attend at least one of the live audition events. If you cannot attend any of them because of school obligations, you may submit a request to your caption staff for approval to submit a video audition. If this is you, follow the instructions in the video auditions section.

2
Register and pay

Fill out the registration form to register for an audition event. Pay the fee associated with your audition event selection. You will get a receipt for your payment via PayPal. If you are a vet (returning member), please pay the reduced rate. If you are not sure how to do that, please email admin@genesisdbc.org.

3
Practice & prepare

After you have paid, you will receive an email containing confirmation of your payment, your audition packet, and information needed to keep you up to date during the audition process. Check your email regularly because your  caption head may send out more information leading up to the event. Practice & prepare for your audition!

4
Attend the event

Attend the event. Be prepared to work, but also be prepared to have fun. Instruments will be provided at auditions, but you should come with your own mouthpiece. Performers will be evaluated in a group audition for movement and individually on playing ability. Be sure to learn all exercises in both your music and visual packet and be prepared to do everything to your fullest ability.

5
get ready to hit the ground running

If you are offered a contract and choose to sign it you will be required to attend every camp in the winter/spring off-season (1 per month- please see camp schedule); If you get a call-back you will be required to attend a call-back camp for an opportunity to continue the audition process and earn a spot.

1
Choose an Audition Event

Take a look at the audition camp schedule and decide which audition event you will attend. You must attend at least one of the live audition events. If you cannot attend any of them because of school obligations, you may submit a request to your caption staff for approval to submit a video audition. If this is you, follow the instructions in the video auditions section.

2
Register and pay

Fill out the registration form to register for an audition event. Pay the fee associated with your audition event selection. You will get a receipt for your payment via PayPal. If you are a vet (returning member), please pay the reduced rate. If you are not sure how to do that, please email admin@genesisdbc.org.

3
Practice & prepare

After you have paid, you will receive an email containing confirmation of your payment, your audition packet, and information needed to keep you up to date during the audition process. Check your email regularly because your  caption head may send out more information leading up to the event. Practice & prepare for your audition!

4
Attend the event

Attend the event. Be prepared to work, but also be prepared to have fun. Flags will be provided at auditions, but there will be limited weapon availability. Bring your own if you have them to give yourself the most time on your piece of equipment. Weapon auditions are not mandatory. Performers will be evaluated in a group audition for movement and equipment work and interviewed individually. Be sure to learn all exercises provided and be prepared to do everything to your fullest ability.

5
get ready to hit the ground running

If you are offered a contract and choose to sign it you will be required to attend every camp in the winter/spring off-season (1 per month- please see camp schedule); If you get a call-back you will be required to attend a call-back camp for an opportunity to continue the audition process and earn a spot.

1
Choose an Audition Event

Take a look at the audition camp schedule and decide which audition event you will attend. You must attend at least one of the live audition events. Video auditions will not be granted for drum major candidates.

2
Register and pay

Fill out the registration form to register for an audition event. Pay the fee associated with your audition event selection. You will get a receipt for your payment via PayPal. If you are a vet (returning member), please pay the reduced rate. If you are not sure how to do that, please email admin@genesisdbc.org.

3
Practice & prepare

After you have paid, you will receive an email containing confirmation of your payment, your audition packet, and information needed to keep you up to date during the audition process. Check your email regularly because your  caption head may send out more information leading up to the event. Practice & prepare for your audition!

4
Attend the event

Attend the event. Be prepared to work, but also be prepared to have fun. Drum major auditions begin the second you walk in the door. You will be evaluated in both a group and individual setting. Be prepared to be put in different leadership scenarios as well as exhibit your conducting skills. Don’t forget to be yourself!

5
get ready to hit the ground running

If you are offered a contract and choose to sign it you will be required to attend every camp in the winter/spring off-season (1 per month- please see camp schedule); If you get a call-back you will be required to attend a call-back camp for an opportunity to continue the audition process and earn a spot.

More Information

Returning Members

Returning members should visit this page for more information on discounts, special instructions, etc.

Vet Page
Video Auditions

To request a video audition, please send an email to the email address below that corresponds to the section you would like to audition for.

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Satellite Auditions

This option is designed to allow performers the opportunity for an early audition and to gain feedback for making the drum corps. These are one day audition/clinic events and locations and dates are listed at the top of this page. Qualified performers will receive a contract or a call back to a full weekend camp in either November or December.

Fenixperience Camps

This option is designed for both the serious auditioning student as well as students who are looking to experience what drum corps is all about. The Fenixperience Camp gives you the full drum corps experience. If you audition at one of our satellite sites and receive a call back, then you have the option to attend these camps or the December camp. This is a weekend of clinics, drum corps performances, and social interaction that you won't want to miss!

Video Auditions

This option is designed for students who may not be able to attend a scheduled full weekend camp due to school obligations, want to test the waters before fully committing, or get feedback before an in-person audition. Video pre-auditions will be given valuable feedback on submitted materials as well as a call back to an in-person camp.