BEX CLINICS & AUDITIONS
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 2022 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 2022 Facebook membership interest page, which will allow you to get to know other students and stay in touch during these events.
In an effort to keep everyone involved during our clinics healthy, we are requiring that participants and staff at these events present a negative COVID test administered within 72 hours of the camp prior to participation, regardless of vaccination status. If you have questions. please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Masks and social distancing will also be required for participation.
BEX EVENT SCHEDULE
November - Colorado
December - Utah
January in both Utah and Colorado
AUDITION/ CALLBACK WEEKENDS
Dates to be announced
Can I audition for the 2022 corps?
Yes, we have open spots in all sections! Auditions will be held in January in Utah and Colorado. Auditioning will allow our staff to see 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 2022 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, please fill out the form below and select the "2022 Video Virtual Audition" option when checking out. After we receive your form submission and payment we will email you the audition materials. Video auditions are due Wednesday, February 9, 2022 for the hornline and March 31, 2022 for percussion and color guard.
What can I expect from the 2022 summer?
DCI has not yet released the schedule for the 2022 season, but The Battalion will be touring nationally and plans to make its debut at World Championships in Indianapolis, IN! Students should hold June 22, 2022 - August 14, 2022 and dates will be finalized as soon as possible. It is expected that tuition for the 2022 season will be $3,300.
Can I audition for a drum major position?
Yes, drum major auditions will be held during the Utah January Audition on January 21 & 22, 2022. During the November and December BEX events, drum major candidates will have the opportunity to experience various aspects of the drum major responsibilities and prepare for auditions. We also encourage candidates to prepare for auditions on their primary instrument if interested.
Reserving Your BEX Clinic and Audition
To reserve your spot at any Virtual BEX Clinic:
Fill out the information in the form below
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.
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!