I’m a girl and a drummer, but I feel alienated from DCI. Why? Because most corps drumlines are made up almost entirely of men. Which makes me more inclined to join a WGI drumline than DCI, because I see so many girls there. I also wonder why there are so few women in DCI compared to WGI.
Most corps being their spring training (also known as move-ins/pretour) in the middle of May. Some start earlier some start later.
Usually that gives the corps about 3 to 4 weeks of solid rehearsal days to get the foundation of their show done before shows being around the 21st of June.
Welp. Get it
As long as you’re doing your job on the field
I came from a crappy small marching band with a dream of marching Phantom Regiment… after years of practice, I achieved my goal of not only marching Regiment, but spending 2 years of my life dedicated to the Phamily. I hope to dismiss ALL rumors and doubts of how you can achieve a goal like your dream corps as long as you have the desire to do it.
I auditioned and marched with Teal Sound 2012.
They can be pretty intimidating. I’ve personally only audtioned for one, and that process was a little different than other corps.
But the important things to remember is to keep a positive attitude, don’t be afraid to ask for help, and keep an open mind. You’re going to be in a different situation than you may be used to in other places you’ve marched. But instructors look especially for good attitudes in auditions, as well as your skill level. Just go out and do your best :)
We all will miss the Glassmen this season. Best of luck to them and I hope to see them return strong in 2014!
**ANY BARI’s OUT THERE GOT AN ANSWER?!?!**
I’m a guard person, so from a music aspect I can’t really give you a true answer, lol sorry.
However, attitude and personality is a HUGE contributor to auditions, and if you have a postive outlook and are willing to learn, then the staff will definitely notice and remember you. Just go in with confidence and don’t bring yourself down. Make friends, have a fun audition camp/day (whichever it is) and enjoy it. :) I’m sure you will do fine!