Over the past couple years, we’ve been fortunate and camp has filled very quickly. We’ve also had a long waiting list of talented campers who have wanted to attend.
Camp is a terrific experience and our young musicians learn a lot. But, it is also a lot of work and the kids play a lot of music - all day long. (See our daily schedule.) It can be overwhelming for a young person who is not yet ready musically. Camp is not designed for someone who is just beginning to learn the fife or drum.
We want our campers to be happy and enjoy the experience. If they are sent to camp before they are ready musically, they will not be happy. In fact, they can be very unhappy and will be overwhelmed. Because we want camp to be a good experience for everyone, we have the following guidelines:
Age Camp is open to those who will be 9 years old by the start of camp and includes members of the graduating class of 2018. The maximum age is 18.
Campers must be playing, contributing members of their corps and not members of the color guard who are learning and trying to earn their corps instruments.
Campers must have marched in the line in their corps for a marching season playing the instrument they will be playing at camp. (If you have any questions about this, please ask.)
Campers must be able to play their corps’s street music (or basic corps music) proficiently.
Campers must be able to play the the general audition music (not the ensemble audition music) without considerable help and without a considerable amount of learning. Since this year’s General Audition Music is not yet posted, please look at last year’s music.
Audition Video *** New submission dates please read All campers are required to submit an audition video. This is nothing new. The General Audition video must be turned in BY April 1st. (For more information about this, click here.) However, when we receive this video, if our section leaders feel that your musician is not musically proficient enough to come to camp, we will have him or her wait another year. (This applies to new campers only.)
Ensemble audition videos are due on May 1st.
Questions about being ready to come to camp? Are you still not sure if your child or corps member is ready? Or, would you rather talk to someone about your child's readiness for camp? Sure! Please contact our Director, Cap Corduan.