2018 General Audition Music - Adam Bell's March All campers must supply a General Audition Music Video by APRIL 1st. (Yes, this is a different date from past years.) To find out more about how to submit the video, click here.
Notes from the Lead Musical Staff - Snare Music As some of you may notice, this year we are trying something different with the audition piece. We decided to introduce the written music to you just as it appears in the book. We did that for a few reasons, one being that we felt that it would be enjoyable to show you the similarities and differences of current writing styles. The main difference you will notice is there is NO sticking written! We'd like to see how you, as campers, interpret the music and compare it to how we see it! Please don't let this scare you - these are just notes on a page. There is no wrong way to play it. All we ask is that you play it as best you can and get excited for Camp! I am looking forward to seeing videos from everyone and cannot wait for Camp to arrive! ~ Shawn Meade
Notes from the Lead Musical Staff - Bass Music Hello Campers! As Shawn wrote in the announcement above for the snare part, we are all SUPER excited for camp! Like the snare music, the bass part is also being introduced differently than in the past. If anybody has ever looked through any of the old civil war manuals, you might notice there is no bass drum music. So I had to write it by hand! This is how I personally interpreted the music and is in no way is the “correct” sticking. I’d like to see how you see and feel it! What is important is that the rhythm stays true to the music. Show us what you’ve got! Be confident! Get excited! Camp is almost here!! ~ Aarin Brown
2018 Ensemble Audition Music - Governor's Island Those campers who are more experienced, more mature musicians (and people) may want to consider auditioning to become Ensemble Musicians. This is a more intense musical challenge during camp and it is optional. For more information about the Ensemble Groups, please click here. Ensemble audition videos are due on May 1st. You ONLY have to send in this audition video if you are interested in being in the Ensemble Group.