Audition Experience & Training Schedule

Ever wonder what it feels like to perform at a “World Class” level?

To be surrounded by like-minded individuals and instructors who can draw out the very best of you?

The Blue Knights Xperience 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 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.

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 experience will help you better prepare when you do decide to audition.  Who knows?  You may surprise yourself!–you will never know until you try!

By clicking through the menu, you will find all the information you will need to learn about the BKXperience event. Once registered, 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.

For the upcoming season, the Blue Knights will be holding BKXperience 1-day and 3-day camps in Colorado, Texas, Florida, Ohio, and southern California. All Prospective members and returning members are expected to attend an audition event to be considered for membership in the Blue Knights.  Review the Frequently Asked Questions page for details on what is expected for Brass, Percussion, and Color Guard prospective members.

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.

About the BKXperience

Our audition process is one of “hands on training.” During the course of an audition camp weekend, you will experience what it is like to be a part of the Blue Knights and meet the staff and support personnel responsible for assuring your experience will be second to none in the activity. Key to the drum corps experience is finding an organization where you feel welcome, and confident in the staff you will be working with throughout the year.

When making the decision to offer you a spot in the Blue Knights, we will consider your talent level, attendance, overall attitude, physical health, and commitment to paying your fees. The individuals who excel in each of these areas make the strongest Blue Knights. Regardless of the outcome of your audition, we are confident you will leave camp having had a great experience learning from the best instructors in the activity.

Why Join Blue Knights?

• Respectful, positive teaching philosophy and practice while maintaining structure and expectation of maximizing performance.

• Growing recognition and appreciation in the drum corps community.

• Whole member support, including fundraising support, tailored diet (accommodate special needs) and exercise program, mentoring program, family connectivity, alumni networking, and community outreach.

• Gain enhanced life skills, such as fundraising, team building, and teaching.


Fees:

1-Day Clinic

∴ $75 Pre-registered and paid before day of clinic
∴ $100 Paid at the door

3-Day Camp

∴ $100 Pre-registered and paid before day of camp
∴ $125 Paid at the door

Audition Fee

∴ $0 No Audition Fee Required

Admin Fee 

∴ $55 for all participants. Pay this Admin Fee only one-time for the 2017 season to get Blue Knights Xperience Packet (music, color guard & visual info, etc). This is a separate fee for all BKXperience-Audition! events.

NOTE: Registration for each BKXperience event is here! Click “Register Now” button below! Learn more about fees and resources to help pay them in the Frequently Asked Questions section.


BKX Dates & Locations:

 

  • (COMPLETE) BKX at West Palm Beach, FL: Seminole Ridge High School (4601 Seminole Pratt Whitney Rd, Loxahatchee, FL 33470) on Sunday, Nov 6, 2016
    – All Captions (Brass, Color Guard, Battery, Front Ensemble)
    – Check-in: 9:00am / Clinic End: 4:00pm
    – Lunch provided

 

  • (COMPLETE) BKX at Southern California: Temescal Canyon High School (28755 El Toro Rd, Lake Elsinore, CA 92532, USA) on Sunday, Nov 6, 2016
    – Percussion Only (Front Ensemble & Battery)
    – Check-in: 9:00am / Clinic End: 7:00pm
    – Lunch NOT provided

 

  • (COMPLETE) BKX at Dallas, TX: Byron Nelson High School (2775 Bobcat Blvd, Trophy Club, TX 76262) on Sunday, Nov 13, 2016
    – All Captions (Brass, Color Guard, Battery, Front Ensemble)
    – Check-in: 9:00am / Clinic End: 4:00pm
    – Lunch provided

 

  • (COMPLETE) BKX at Austin, TX: Round Rock High School (200 Deep Wood Dr, Round Rock, TX 78681) on Sunday, Nov 13, 2016
    – Brass Only
    – Check-in: 9:00am / Clinic End: 4:00pm
    – Lunch provided

 

  • (COMPLETE) BKX at Denver, CO: Englewood High School (3800 S Logan St, Englewood, CO 80113) on Friday – Sunday, Nov 18-20, 2016
    – All Captions (Brass, Color Guard, Battery, Front Ensemble, Drum Major)
    – Check-in: 6:00pm on Friday / Clinic End: 4:30pm on Sunday
    – Meals provided (Friday snack, Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, Sunday, breakfast and lunch)
    – 3 Day camps are overnight and participants will be sleeping at the school.
    – For more information about our camps please visit our FAQ Page.

 

  • (COMPLETE) BKX at Dayton, OH: Lebanon High School () on Sunday, Nov 20, 2016
    – All Captions (Brass, Color Guard, Battery, Front Ensemble)
    – Check-in: 9:00am / Clinic End: 4:00pm
    – Lunch provided

 

  • (COMPLETE) BKX at Houston, TX: Kempner High School (14777 Voss Rd, Sugar Land, TX 77498) on Sunday, Nov 27, 2016
    – Brass & Color Guard Only
    – Check-in: 9:00am / Clinic End: 4:00pm
    – Lunch provided

 

  • (COMPLETE) BKX at Denver, CO: Englewood High School (3800 S Logan St, Englewood, CO 80113) on Friday – Sunday, Dec 16-18, 2016
    – All Sections (Brass and Color Guard call-backs but experience participants may attend. NOTE: Battery, Front Ensemble and Drum Major call-backs by invitation only.)
    – Check-in: 6:00pm on Friday / Clinic End: 4:30pm on Sunday
    – Meals provided (Friday snack, Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, Sunday, breakfast and lunch)
    – 3 Day camps are overnight and participants will be sleeping at the school.
    – Weather Forecast: weather.com
    – For more information about our camps please visit our FAQ Page.
    – To request an airport shuttle to our Denver camps please fill out this form.

 

 


Training Dates & Locations:

 

  • Training Camp at Denver, CO: Adams City High School (7200 Quebec Pkwy, Commerce City, CO 80022) on Friday – Sunday, Jan 20-22, 2017
    – Brass and Percussion Only.
    – Check-in: 6:00pm on Friday / Clinic End: 4:30pm on Sunday
    – Meals provided (Friday snack, Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, Sunday, breakfast and lunch)
    – 3 Day camps are overnight and participants will be sleeping at the school.
    – Weather Forecast: weather.com
    – For more information about our camps please visit our FAQ Page.
    – To request an airport shuttle to our Denver camps please fill out this form.

 

  • Training Camp at Denver, CO: Englewood High School (3800 S Logan St, Englewood, CO 80113) on Friday – Sunday, Feb 17-19, 2017
    – Brass Only.
    – Check-in: 6:00pm on Friday / Clinic End: 4:30pm on Sunday
    – Meals provided (Friday snack, Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, Sunday, breakfast and lunch)
    – 3 Day camps are overnight and participants will be sleeping at the school.
    – Weather Forecast: weather.com
    – For more information about our camps please visit our FAQ Page.
    – To request an airport shuttle to our Denver camps please fill out this form.

 

  • Training Camp at Denver, CO: Englewood High School (3800 S Logan St, Englewood, CO 80113) on Friday – Sunday, Mar 17-19, 2017
    – Brass Only.
    – Check-in: 6:00pm on Friday / Clinic End: 4:30pm on Sunday
    – Meals provided (Friday snack, Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, Sunday, breakfast and lunch)
    – 3 Day camps are overnight and participants will be sleeping at the school.
    – Weather Forecast: weather.com
    – For more information about our camps please visit our FAQ Page.
    – To request an airport shuttle to our Denver camps please fill out this form.

 

  • Training Camp at Denver, CO: Englewood High School (3800 S Logan St, Englewood, CO 80113) on Friday – Sunday, Apr 28-30, 2017
    – All Captions: Brass, Color Guard and Percussion.
    – Check-in: 6:00pm on Friday / Clinic End: 4:30pm on Sunday
    – Meals provided (Friday snack, Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, Sunday, breakfast and lunch)
    – 3 Day camps are overnight and participants will be sleeping at the school.
    – Weather Forecast: weather.com
    – For more information about our camps please visit our FAQ Page.
    – To request an airport shuttle to our Denver camps please fill out this form.
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*Move-in for All-Days training: May 21, 2017 to Denver, CO. More details are forthcoming!  Check our calendar for important dates.

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