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Fill out our Interest Form for ! Founded in by Don Warren, The Cavaliers have been providing young men like yourself with the opportunity to achieve amazing levels of excellence in the performing arts for over 70 years. To participate in The Cavaliers' Audition Experience events:. To be eligible for Membership in The Cavaliers:. You must be a male student who is serious about performance;. You need to demonstrate willingness and ability to fulfill the financial commitment as described on the website at cavaliers.
We expect payments to be made on time per the outlined financial schedule. Any difficulties in adhering to the payment schedule must be discussed with corps management. See the full camp schedule. When you attend an Audition Experience event, you should discuss with the staff any known events that conflict with camp dates. If you have a critical family or school conflict with a camp, notify your caption head s , as well as the corps management membership cavaliers.
You will need to clear your summer calendar of all conflicts. The hours are long and the work is hard. A complete health history and sports physical are required.
If you have ANY doubts about this program, please discuss your concerns with corps management and medical staff. If you are new to the drum corps experience, then this may all sound overwhelming Keep in mind that many thousands of individuals have successfully faced these challenges before you and found it to be one of the most rewarding times of their lives. This is your chance to meet the entire organization, including our passionate leadership, educational teams, returning membership, volunteers, and alumni.
Auditioning for a group like The Cavaliers can seem overwhelming — There is a LOT to know, learn, and do in getting prepared. Next, select the audition experience event that is best for your schedule and travel requirements.
You can sign-up for an experience right here at audition. Please check your spam or junk mail. This link can take several days to appear. Be as prepared as you can be by committing to a regular practice schedule, asking questions, and sharing your progress in the Facebook Audition Groups. If you are interested in purchasing Audition Materials separately, each digital packet is at cavaliers. Interact with returning members and staff, ask questions, send videos for feedback or just for fun!
This is a great way to engage with individuals in the organization so that you can get to understand the audition process. Give yourself plenty of opportunities to perform in front of others;. Get a sports physical and submit required medical information;. If you have a conflict and cannot attend a camp, you MUST clear it with your caption head and corps management.
Start preparing for the summer of your life! The Cavaliers and Drum Corps International is right there within your reach — Check out our Audition Experience events below to get started on your journey with the Green Machine! Your submission will be evaluated just like a live audition, with feedback delivered to the prospective member by our world-class educational team in the areas of brass, color guard, and percussion. Rehearsal Gear : Athletic rehearsal clothing and shoes.
Shower Gear : Towel, toiletries, and personal hygiene materials. Color Guard Gear : All black rehearsal attire, black or nude practice gloves Brass and Percussion students: GearWORKS Audition Experience shirt all weekend , plain black athletic shorts or athletic pants, running or athletic shoes, extra t-shirt s , extra socks, and warm clothing for potential outdoor portions of rehearsal.
Chicago, IL. When you sign a Performing Member Contract with The Cavaliers, you agree to the financial obligations and payment schedule associated with that membership. We expect payments to be made on-time per the outlined financial schedule.
The Cavaliers will give our members multiple fundraising opportunities, but the organization expects performers to fulfill ALL financial obligations in a timely manner. We strongly recommend attending just one 1 Audition Experience event. Audition Event Fee payment is required to advance to the Call-Back stage. Both fees are non-refundable. If you are awarded a Performing Member Contract at any time, all remaining camp fees are included in your membership dues.
Members must ensure that payments are received at cavaliers. Box , Rosemont, IL. Checks can be made out to The Cavaliers, Inc. If you are writing a check for member dues, please ensure that the members full name and a brief description is written on the memo line of each check. We do not accept starter checks. Please ensure that a name, address, phone number, and check number are at the top of each check. We expect payments to be made on-time per the outlined financial schedule above.
Your son is auditioning for one of the finest drum corps in the nation. If he earns a spot, this summer will probably be the most challenging of his life, and hopefully the most rewarding, as well. It will also be a ton of fun, and we want you to share in the excitement along with him! The information here is intended to give you an overview of the organization. Founded in , The Cavaliers Inc.
Each summer, male brass, percussion and color guard performers aged present a marching music show considered among the most challenging and original in the world. The mission of The Cavaliers is to provide the members with life changing experiences, educationally and socially, which help each individual member gain real-world life skills, musical training and performance experiences.
The Cavaliers develop life-long leaders through the performing arts and inspire fans around the world. Rehearsals are typically 12 hours a day, every day. Members do get several blocks of free time and a couple opportunities to do their laundry. This is by far the most tedious and challenging portion of the season. In mid-June we begin traveling and performing. The Cavaliers typically drive about 10,, miles each summer.
We travel in five coach buses; three are for the members, one bus for the instructional staff, and one bus for our volunteers. Our convoy also includes three semi—trailers. Two carry all of our uniforms and equipment and the third is a mobile kitchen used to prepare 4 meals a day for our members plus staff and volunteers.
The Cavaliers travel with a nursing staff at all times and have an extensive network of healthcare professionals to support our needs. Member safety, health, and well-being is the priority for our entire team.. All members are required to submit proof of a sports physical, a medical history form, and health insurance information to the medical staff.
If your son has special dietary needs, include that information in the Registration so that we may best accommodate his requirements. Be a Cavalier. Here's a brief overview of how the process works and what you need to do to get through it successfully. View fullsize. Percussion FB Group. Color Guard FB Group. Horn Line FB Group. Sign your contract; Start paying your dues Get a sports physical and submit required medical information; Make plans to attend future camps You'll need to submit travel plans for every camp If you have a conflict and cannot attend a camp, you MUST clear it with your caption head and corps management Start preparing for the summer of your life!
The Cavaliers are not responsible for lost or stolen items. Do NOT bring large suitcases. Use a small backpack and small overnight bag for the rehearsal weekend. Rehearsal Camp Schedule. Financial obligations. How much does it cost? Bottom line — Drum corps is expensive… and there is no silver bullet to pay your way.
Don't wait until the last minute to start building your fundraising plan. You can do this! OUR MISSION The mission of The Cavaliers is to provide the members with life changing experiences, educationally and socially, which help each individual member gain real-world life skills, musical training and performance experiences.
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Are you ready to start your drum corps adventure with the Santa Clara Vanguard? Your journey to excellence starts here, with just 3 easy steps:. Check the specific Vanguard program s in which you have an interest in pursuing, so from here on out we will be sure to keep you updated with additional information. We offer both weekend and one-day auditions, each designed to bring you the full Vanguard Experience.
Auditions for the Jersey Surf are designed to be a low-stress and highly enjoyable experience. The instructional staff will observe your playing or spinning abilities and how well you fit in with the rest of the line in terms of your areas of achievement and your areas of opportunity. To prepare for your audition, please purchase the audition packet in our online store. If you are interested in being a member of our team regardless of the date you are reading this, please send an email to info jerseysurf.
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Fill out our Interest Form for ! Founded in by Don Warren, The Cavaliers have been providing young men like yourself with the opportunity to achieve amazing levels of excellence in the performing arts for over 70 years. To participate in The Cavaliers' Audition Experience events:. To be eligible for Membership in The Cavaliers:.