Each camper must supply a General Audition Video no later than April 1.
(If your child is an experienced, mature musician who wants an intense challenge at camp, he/she may also want to audition to be in the Ensemble Group. Ensemble Audition Videos, which are optional, are due on May 1st. Information is below.)
Our musical staff use the General Audition Video to assess the playing level of the each musician and to group our campers in the best way. Every camper must submit a General Audition video and it must be received by April 1.
Basic information about audition videos:
Record your audition video however you would like and then load your video to YouTube or Facebook. Most people use YouTube. This is preferred due to all the "friending" issues on Facebook.
Your YouTube video should not be set to "private." If it is, we cannot view it. If you do not want it to be public, please set it to "unlisted."
The audition video must include the General Audition music piece that everyone will use to audition.
If your child has considerable difficulty playing the General Audition piece without help, please wait until next year to come to camp. 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.
When you submit your audition videos, please use a couple of audition notes: Introduce yourself on your video. For instance, you might say, “I am Scotty Greenstreet. I am auditioning for the snare drum line.”
Make sure that we can hear your name clearly in the introduction on your video. If we can't, please tape the video again. It is not good enough for your name to be in the email or on the YouTube submission, it needs to be stated ON the video.
You must audition on your instrument. If you are a drummer, you cannot use drum pads.
You do not need to memorize the music when you are auditioning.
Make sure we can see your hands in the video. Drummers, we want to see your drumming. Fifers, we want to see you play the fife. So, back up - but not too far!
If you are auditioning for the Ensemble Group, you must play both audition pieces and state that you wish to be considered for the ensemble group. (See below.)
Everyone must submit a General Audition Video.
If you have a legitimate reason to submit a late audition - for example, a broken arm - you must contact the Director, Tanya Morrisett, to obtain permission for a late video. Nobody but Tanya can give permission to submit a late audition video.
General Audition Videos are due by April 1st.
Ensemble Audition Videos are due by May 1st. Ensemble Auditions are optional. Please read below to find out more.
If you/your child turns in either video late, he/she will not be considered for the Ensemble Group.
Ensemble Musicians If your child is a more mature person and a more experienced musician who would like an intense challenge at camp, please click here to see if they might want to audition to be an Ensemble Musician.