BKXperience-Denver (Jan) Camp Report

DENVER, CO – The Blue Knights held their 3-day Audition Xperience weekend for the 2015 season at Rachel B. Noel Middle School in Denver, Colorado.  The weekend was specifically focused as a “call back” camp for brass and percussion for over 150 auditionees.

“This was the strongest January Camp we have seen at the Blue Knights,” said Blue Knights Executive Director, Mark Arnold.  “I am humbled by the effort put forth by these very talented performers, instructors, admin team, and our selfless volunteers.”

This BKXperience camp was the final one for the percussion as they will not return until April Camp for those members who wish to participate in the Winter Guard International (WGI) season for the next three months.BKJanCamp-Jordan 10934206_1037145189633916_72067857_n 10926387_10203520746596035_8364842520003129802_n 10934535_1037148016300300_1460405873_n 10934541_10204027218060496_354260076_n 10905995_10203516693534711_8053037448239297898_n

“This weekend we finally got everybody in from Texas, southern California and Georgia to really see what the final product of the audition process was all about,” said Ian Maxwell, from Lakewood, Colorado now entering his 2nd year with the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps and his 5th year with the Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble.

The Blue Knights have now held seven Audition Xperience events for the 2015 season with the two-fold purpose of holding auditions and to educate those who wish to become better performers.  This weekend’s participants were evenly represented among brass and percussion sections of all levels of training and skill.  All of the participants were returning from previous BKXperience events in November and December.

“This is my first year auditioning for the Blue Knights and this weekend felt really great,” said Jamar Morrison, a mellophone player from Plantation, Florida. “I’m grateful to be a part of this ensemble and I’m excited for the season.”

∴ View more photos on our Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps Facebook page.

Next up: The Blue Knights will enter the spring season with monthly Training Camps in Denver, Colorado.  The brass will return for 3-day weekend Training Camps in February and March to continue music and visual training.  In April, all sections–brass, percussion and color guard–will return for a combined Training Camp before moving-in to Denver in May.  Visit our Audition Experience and Training Schedule page to learn more and register for those upcoming events.