BEX CLINICS & AUDITIONS

 

Overview

In preparation for the 2021 season our Battalion Experience (BEX) events will be hosted virtually. While we can't yet gather together in person, we can still gather virtually and keep growing as individuals and performers. We can't wait to have you join the Battalion Family!

BEX Clinics give students an opportunity to experience drum corps first hand and learn what they need to work on to prepare for our 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 2021 season. The audition process will start once details are finalized for the summer. 

Virtual BEX clinics are one day events and will occur on a device near you! Clinics will be held on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. Instructional blocks will include full ensemble, sectionals, one-on-one time with instructors, and time to socialize with other students and Battalion alumni. Similar to traditional in-person clinics, we will work on a piece as an ensemble to perform together. Each participant will also receive Battalion stickers mailed to you. Once you reserve your spot, you will receive your music packet and a link to join our 2021 Facebook membership interest page, which will allow you to get to know other students and stay in touch during these events.

Once your registration and payment have been received, you will be allowed to sign up for a one-on-one time slot with an instructor. Sign up early to get an ideal spot and early access to the music!

BEX EVENT SCHEDULE

CLINICS

  • November 21, 2020 - Virtual BEX Clinic

  • December 19, 2020 - Virtual BEX Clinic

 

AUDITIONS

  • January 23, 2021 - Virtual BEX Audition

*Future monthly events will be posted at a later time

Can I audition for the 2021 corps?

These virtual educational experiences will serve as a training ground for the 2021 season. Participating in the November and December events will allow you to work with our staff and learn what will be expected during the audition process. January's event will include an audition 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? 

At this time we are only offering the virtual one day educational experiences. If you are unable to attend but would like to audition, please reach out to info@battalioncorps.org.

What can I expect from the 2021 summer?

DCI is discussing tour plans for the 2021 summer. We will keep students updated as more information becomes available. Regardless of what the DCI tour looks like, we will have a drum corps with performance opportunities. Our commitment is to provide you with a fantastic experience.

Can I audition for a drum major position?

Yes. We will have open auditions for assistant drum major. More information to come. 

Reserving Your BEX Clinic and Audition

To reserve your spot at any Virtual BEX Clinic:

  1. Fill out the information in the form below

  2. Once you've completed the form, add the events you wish to attend to your shopping cart and proceed to checkout

 

Clinic/Audition packets will be sent after your registration and payment have been received. Please allow up to 2 business days to receive your packet.

Do I need access to an instrument or equipment to be able to participate?

While having access to an instrument or guard equipment is ideal, you don't need to have your own instrument to participate. There are still ways to participate in these sessions regardless of if you have equipment available. Our instructors are willing to work with you and help you have an incredible experience. If you have questions or concerns regarding an instrument or equipment, please email us at info@battalioncorps.org. 

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!

Step 1: Fill Out a Registration Form

Please be sure to fill-out all of the fields accurately (especially e-mail addresses), scroll down, and fill-out all 6 pages. You will receive a confirmation message when you have submitted your information.

Pay for each event you plan on attending.

Step 2: Reserve Your Spot

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