Be a part of the BKXperience this Fall
DENVER, CO – Ascend Performing Arts is proud to announce its 3rd annual BKXperience-Audition! Clinics on November 18th-20th and December 16th-18th, both held at Englewood High School in Colorado. These two events along with multiple 1-day clinics in Texas, California, Ohio, and Florida, are open to all those interested in having the drum corps experience.
The BKXperience allows student of a variety of performance levels to learn from the some of the best educators in the marching arts activity while experiencing what it is like to go through an audition experience with the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps or Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble. A number of participants join the drum and bugle corps or percussion ensemble as a result of the BKXperience clinics. However, everyone participates gains improved skills, increased self-confidence, and make new friends.
The BKXperience-Audition! is a weekend of unparalleled instruction and camaraderie for anyone who is looking for more. Learn the exercises and techniques that have propelled the 2016 Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps to its 22nd Top-12 finish at the Drum Corps International World Championships. Play next to the best and brightest—Brass, Percussion and Color Guard—learn how to prepare for performance and experience first-hand to see why your best, is yet to come.
In addition to our 3-day camps in Denver, for the first time ever, the Blue Knights will host a 1-day satellite camp in West Palm Beach, Florida for those living in the Southeast. 1-day clinics will also be held in Southern California, Dallas, Austin, Houston and Dayton throughout November. Learn more about them here.
Or check out the Blue Knights Xperience for the Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble–a 22-time Rocky Mountain Percussion Association State Champion and 4-time Winter Guard International champion. Clinics and audition opportunities will be hosted in the Denver-area. Learn more about them here.
The BKXperience presents you with a great opportunity to learn from some of the best educators in marching arts activity. Each audition experience event offers instruction by our professional instructional staff and you will learn right alongside veteran members of the Blue Knights.
You are encouraged to come and experience the process even if you feel that you’re not quite ready to join. The BKXperience will help you better prepare when you do decide to audition. Who knows? You may surprise yourself!–you will never know until you try!
Once registered and after paying the Admin Fee, you’ll receive an audition information packet that includes a thorough explanation of what will be expected of you as a member. Please read this document thoroughly, share it with your parents or guardians, and ask questions if there are things you don’t understand or need help with.
Prospective members and returning members will only have to attend one of the events in November, all call-backs will meet as a group in December. We invite you to join us to learn the techniques and methods that develop the members of the Blue Knights into one of the very best performing ensembles in the world.