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BEX CLINICS & AUDITIONS

 

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Overview

BEX Clinics give students an opportunity to experience drum corps first hand and learn what they need to work on to prepare for the audition process, whether you plan on auditioning for the upcoming season or in the future. You will meet and learn from our world-class staff and receive feedback to help you grow as a performer. You will also learn what is expected of a member of The Battalion. BEX Auditions take that experience one step further, as students begin the process of earning a spot as a member of The Battalion for the 2023 season. 

Clinics will be held on Fridays from 6:00 - 10:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm, we will feed you lunch and dinner on Saturday. Instructional blocks will include full ensemble, sectionals, and one-on-one time with instructors. Students will work on the packet for their section as well as an ensemble to perform together. Once you reserve your spot by registering and paying for the event, you will receive your music packet and a link to join our 2023 Facebook membership interest page, which will allow you to get to know other students and stay in touch during these events.

2023 Season Events
Dates for our upcoming Utah events are listed below. Locations will be updated as soon as possible. If you are interested in receiving information about our upcoming events, please fill out the interest form below and we will send you more information as it becomes available. 
November 25th & 26th - BEX Clinic at Loveland High School, Colorado
December 9th & 10th - BEX Clinic; Herriman High School, Utah
January 13th & 14th - Audition; Payson High School, Utah
February 10th & 11th - Brass Camp; Utah
March 17th & 18th - Brass Camp; Timpview High School, Utah
April 28th & 29th - Full Corps; Ogden High School, Utah
May 26th & 27th - Full Corps; Utah

Can I audition for the 2023 corps?

Yes, we have open spots in all sections! Auditioning will show our staff what you can do and allow them to give you feedback as we build out the corps for the summer. Our BEX events will serve as a training ground for the 2023 season. Participating in these events will allow you to work with our staff and learn what will be expected during the audition process. The audition is where students will be able to demonstrate what you have been working on throughout the clinics. Everyone is invited to participate in these events regardless of if you plan to audition for the corps.

Can I submit a video audition?

Yes, if you are unable to attend an event in person you are welcome to submit a video audition. Fill out the registration form and select the Video Audition option. You should pay for the video audition to complete your registration.  Video auditions are being accepted on a rolling basis and staff will be reviewing them in conjunction with our live audition weekends. To be considered for a contract, please be sure we have your video audition submission by the next camp date.

Can I audition for a drum major position?

Yes, drum major auditions will be held during the Utah January Audition.

What can I expect from a BEX event?

We welcome all skill levels to come and learn at our clinics and auditions. Attending a BEX event is a great way to experience drum corps and gain insight into what this activity is all about. Our incredible staff will help you through it.

There will be plenty of students who are nervous about being a part of something where the performance expectations are high. Everyone has to start somewhere and sometime. This is a learning experience and we want you all to have a great time experiencing the magic of drum corps first hand.

During the one on one instruction, each student will receive feedback from one of our staff members with meaningful suggestions for improvement. Everyone will leave with something they need to work on to prepare them for the next event.

You’ll learn a lot about drum corps, receive great instruction, and make new friends.

For any additional questions regarding auditions, please read our FAQ page.

See you soon! ONWARD!

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