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General Requirements

Age

You must be between the ages of 16 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), colorguard or marching band. 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

CURRENT PLANS ARE TO BEGIN IN PERSON REHEARSALS DECEMBER of 2021. 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.

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Audition Dates
FINAL In-Person AUDITION Camp(BRASS AND FRONT PERCUSSION ONLY)
JANUARY 21-23

Bastrop H.S.

This camp is a full weekend in person experience that is designed for both new auditioning students as well as the call back and contracted students from our December FENIXperience event.
This will be the final opportunity to audition for our 2022 season. GUARD AUDITIONS WILL RESUME IN APRIL OF 2022.

The FENIXperience -Online Audition Options
OPEN NOW FOR 2022 (Closes Dec. 15)

Location: Anywhere you wish!

This is option allows you to submit a video in order to receive a call back to one of our In Person Events. This version of the FENIXperience gives you a virtual audition experience and includes your first in person camp.
The FENIXperience:
- Tutorials and personal guidance from the Genesis educational team through the entire audition journey
- Full access to all Genesis instructional staff and performer support systems
- Includes your first In-Person Camp - Inside access to all the news regarding 2021
- 1 audition for all Genesis educational programs for 2022
- Access to the entire Genesis content library

The Process

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The 2022 FENIXperience

We want to welcome you to The FENIXperience.  We set out with one goal, to combine our virtual and in-person FENIXperience to provide more opportunities for students to audition and get valuable feedback.  You are entering a unique experience and audition platform that will give you, the student, the ability to learn, interact and share audition materials with our World Class staff right from your own location and device and prepare for in person camps.

Attend our FENIXperience in-person January Camp (Jan. 21-23 at Bastrop HS)

If you are looking for the more traditional audition and camp experience this is the option that is best for you.  The weekend includes all housing, meals and instruction and is your best opportunity to be a part of the 2022 team.  This weekend will be action packed with clinicians, introductions to our 2022 production and much more.

To register for your FENIXperience please fill out the FENIXperience Registration Form.

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Register and pay

Each option in The Fenixperience is $150. This covers all materials, online lessons, video submissions and staff interactions as well as your first In-Person Camp for Virtual participants including housing, meals and instruction.  Once you have filled out the registration form you will be all set to begin your journey.  An email containing exclusive information and guidance will be sent to you within a few days of receiving your registration.

3
Practice & prepare

Once you are in the FENIXperience you will have access to all materials and communication tools. Packets, educational tutorials and mentorship are all included. Just follow all of the instructions given to you in your materials, practice and enjoy your journey!

4
get ready to hit the ground running

If you are offered a contract through the FENIXperience, and choose to accept it, you will be required to attend any and all events as detailed when you receive your contract. Our goal is to make this as enjoyable and educational a program as possible and we are looking forward to sharing Genesis with you!

1
The 2022 FENIXperience

BATTERY AUDITIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR 2022 – We want to welcome you to The FENIXperience.  We set out with one goal, to combine our virtual and in-person FENIXperience to provide more opportunities for students to audition and get valuable feedback.  You are entering a unique experience and audition platform that will give you, the student, the ability to learn, interact and share audition materials with our World Class staff right from your own location and device and prepare for in person camps.  If you wish to be a part of our Front Ensemble you have only one remaining option for auditioning for the 2022 Summer Team:

Attend our FENIXperience in-person December Camp (Dec. 17-19)

If you are looking for the more traditional audition and camp experience this is the option that is best for you.  The weekend includes all housing, meals and instruction and is your best opportunity to be a part of the 2022 team.  This weekend will be action packed with clinicians, introductions to our 2022 production and much more.

To register for your FENIXperience please fill out the FENIXperience Registration Form.

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Register and pay

Each option in The Fenixperience is $150. This covers all materials, online lessons, video submissions and staff interactions as well as your first In-Person Camp for Virtual participants including housing, meals and instruction.  Once you have filled out the registration form you will be all set to begin your journey.  An email containing exclusive information and guidance will be sent to you within a few days of receiving your registration.

3
Practice & prepare

Once you are in the FENIXperience you will have access to all materials and communication tools. Packets, educational tutorials and mentorship are all included. Just follow all fo the instructions given to you in your materials, practice and enjoy your journey!

4
get ready to hit the ground running

If you are offered a contract through the FENIXperience, and choose to accept it, you will be required to attend any and all events as detailed when you receive your contract. Our goal is to make this as enjoyable and educational a program as possible and we are looking forward to sharing Genesis with you!

1
The FENIXperience

We want to welcome you to The FENIXperience.  We set out with one goal, to combine our virtual and in-person FENIXperience to provide more opportunities for students to audition and get valuable feedback.  You are entering a unique experience and audition platform that will give you, the student, the ability to learn, interact and share audition materials with our World Class staff right from your own location and device and prepare for in person camps.  You have two options for auditioning for the 2022 Summer Team:

Attend our next open guard audition in-person April 29-May 1

If you are looking for the more traditional audition and camp experience this is the option that is best for you.  The weekend includes all housing, meals and instruction and is your best opportunity to be a part of the 2022 team.  This weekend will be action packed with clinicians, introductions to our 2022 production and much more.

To register for your FENIXperience please fill out the FENIXperience Registration Form.

2
Register and pay

Each option in The Fenixperience is $150. This covers all materials, online lessons, video submissions and staff interactions as well as your first In-Person Camp for Virtual participants including housing, meals and instruction.  Once you have filled out the registration form you will be all set to begin your journey.  An email containing exclusive information and guidance will be sent to you within a few days of receiving your registration.

3
Practice & prepare

Once you are in the FENIXperience you will have access to all materials and communication tools. Packets, educational tutorials and mentorship are all included. Just follow all fo the instructions given to you in your materials, practice and enjoy your journey!

4
get ready to hit the ground running

If you are offered a contract through the FENIXperience, and choose to accept it, you will be required to attend any and all events as detailed when you receive your contract. Our goal is to make this as enjoyable and educational a program as possible and we are looking forward to sharing Genesis with you!

1
Register for The FENIXperience

AUDITIONS ARE CLOSED FOR 2022 – We want to welcome you to The FENIXperience.  We set out with one goal, to combine our virtual and in-person FENIXperience to provide more opportunities for students to audition and get valuable feedback.  You are entering a unique 2 phase experience and audition platform that will give you, the student, the ability to learn, interact and share audition materials with our World Class staff right from your own location and device and prepare for in person camps.

Phase 1 – FENIXperience Video audition submission

Phase 2 – Attend our FENIXperience in-person December Camp (date and location to be announced)

PHASE 1 – Our staff have put together a series of videos and guides that will give you all the information and examples you will need to complete the first phase of your journey.  This process is also designed to allow you to audition for other drum corps while simultaneously auditioning for Genesis.

While videos are not due until Nov. 1st, we encourage you to register and begin submitting your videos early.  The earlier you submit your videos, the more opportunity you will have to get feedback from our team, possibly resubmit a video and increase your chances of making the 2022 team.  After November 1st you will receive your final evaluation and be given 1 of 3 results:  Contract, Call Back invite to Phase 2 in person December Camp or you will be given feedback and an invite to audition for 2023.

More info on In Person Experience camps will be released in September.  To register for your FENIXperience please fill out the FENIXperience Registration Form.

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Phase 1 - Video Submission

You have registered and received the email containing a link to your audition platform. At this point you will have access to a series of videos that will guide you and provide clear instructions for you to complete your audition video.

First you will be asked to perform some basic conducting patterns, gestures, and exercises. Our staff will be evaluating how well you have followed the instructions, how well you emulate the conducting style demonstrated in the videos, and most importantly, how consistently you are hitting the beat. To get a leg up on the competition, enroll in our free drum major training, Drum Major Essentials. Next you will be asked to answer a few simple questions on camera. This is just to give us a first impression of your communication skills and personality.

While videos are not due until Nov. 1st, we encourage you to register and begin submitting your videos early.  The earlier you submit your videos, the more opportunity you will have to get feedback from our team, possibly resubmit a video and increase your chances of making the 2022 team.  After November 1st you will receive your final evaluation and be given 1 of 3 results:  Contract, Call Back invite to Phase 2 in person December Camp or you will be given feedback and an invite to audition for 2023.

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Phase 2 - Call Back

Congratulations, you have received a call back to phase 2! You have the potential to be a part of the Genesis Drum Major Team. At this point, if you have not already, you should enroll in our free drum major training course, Drum Major Essentials. Completing this comprehensive training will give you a full understanding of our curriculum and give you the best chance of being successful at the call back event.

At the call back camp you will participate in leadership training sessions, conduct in front of the brass ensemble, make friends other excellent conductors like yourself, and be instructed by our World Class conducting staff. You will also enter an individual audition room where you will perform a piece of music of your choice to show off your skills and where you will be interviewed by our Corps Director and Head Conductor.

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Contract

If you are offered a contract through the FENIXperience, and choose to accept it, you will be required to attend any and all events as detailed when you receive your contract. At Genesis, being a drum major is a leadership position from day 1. If you have been selected, it is because we believe in your abilities. So expect to jump right in with both feet! Welcome to the Fenix Family.

More Information

Returning Members

Returning members - you will receive your info from our Admin including discount codes and instructions. We will resume this page in 2022.

Vet Page
Video Auditions

For 2022 we will have virtual and in person options for auditions - The FENIXperience (SEE THE AUDITION PROCESS)

Want to participate?

Audition for 2022

In Person Auditions
JAN 21-23

If the more traditional audition option is what you desire then this camp is for YOU. This will be an open audition experience camp that will also be the call back camp for all Virtual participants. Cost is $150 and includes the full weekend housing, meals and instruction.

FENIXperience
Online and In Person sign ups now

For the 2022 season our FENIXperience will start with virtual auditions and move to in person call backs and experience camps in December. If you are looking for the best opportunity to make the summer team then this is your option. Cost is $150 and includes your in person call back camp including housing, meals and instruction.

Video Auditions

All video auditions events for the 2022 season have been moved to our virtual FENIXperience process.