UPDATED 3/28/21: The Audition Experience is virtual for 2021. Please familiarize yourself with the details below before registering. We have plenty of spots available for brass performers.
UPDATED 3/28/21: A Virtual Audition Experience
- Access our Virtual Studio Library:
70+ lessons, including demonstration videos, audition packets, and sheet music!
- Schedule your audition which will take the form of an interactive 30-minute private lesson
- Submit your video prior to audition
- Audition at your scheduled appointment
How do the auditions work?
Your 2021 audition starts with your access to Pacific Crest Virtual Studio, our library of educational and performance-related content. The audition experience should take 14 or fewer days from start to finish.
Step 1: Register and schedule your audition, which will take the form of an interactive 30-minute lesson.
Step 2: Submit a video before your audition — based on your section requirements. What to prepare →
Step 3: Audition at your scheduled appointment. What to prepare →
Ready to register? Click HERE →
What is the deadline?
The season is nearing, so time is of the essence. You should start the process as soon as possible.
Note: We are no longer accepting drum major applications. If you are interested in auditioning for our battery percussion section, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm open spots.
With so much uncertainty, what am I actually auditioning for?
We expect to produce a drum corps ensemble up to the maximum size allowable. Our plan is to perform locally as well as in Indianapolis the second week of August for the DCI celebration of marching music and the kick-off of DCI’s 50th anniversary. (See Schedule At-a-Glance below)
2021 Schedule At-a-Glance
Our 2021 schedule is broken into phases that can modified or stopped based on the status of pandemic restrictions.
Phase 1: Winter and Spring Education (February through June)
Remote meetings, masterclasses, and sub-sectionals as well as in-person rehearsals when and where permitted.
Phase 2: Preseason Training (July 5 – August 8)
During this 35-day period, we plan to coordinate the field show and prepare the other material to fill out a 45-minute set.
Phase 3: Local Performances (July 24 – August 7)
Field shows (if permitted), drive-in or amphitheater concerts, and live streaming performances in Southern California.
Phase 4: Indianapolis Trip (August 9 – August 15)
The corps will fly one-way to the Indy area on August 9. Tuesday and Wednesday would be rehearsal days, and we would perform in the DCI shows Thursday through Saturday. All performers will fly home (on their own) Sunday, August 15.
2021 Program Costs
UPDATED 3/28: Tuition is $2,850 plus the cost of your flight for the Indianapolis trip and your flight home from Indianapolis. You should plan for other expenses, e.g.brass mouthpieces, costume undergarments, shoes, laundry money, etc.
Connect With Us
Join the 2021 Pacific Crest Interest Group on Facebook to meet other applicants and current members of the corps.