BKXperience-Denver (Nov ’16) Clinic Report
DENVER, CO – The Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps held their first 3-day BKXperience-Audition! Camp weekend for the 2017 season which saw an all-time record attendance for the Blue Knights. This camp was held at Englewood High School with positive reports from all areas of the Blue Knights organization.
“The beginning of a journey starts with a vision and not being afraid to take that first step,” said Blue Knights Executive Director, Mark Arnold. “This weekend gave those looking to become a member of the Blue Knights a chance to audition as well as those who want to go through the experience and learn how to be a better performer.”
Participants came from all around the United States with some as close as Denver and as far away as Japan to go through the audition experience for brass, battery, front ensemble, and color guard.
“I learned pretty much anything I can from this experience,” said Daniel Brindzik, bass drummer from Broomfield, CO. “I learned how hard you have to work to make it and also how to drum a lot better.”
This Blue Knights staff also saw over a dozen participants go through a drum major leadership experience program–led by Blue Knights Alum, CJ Garcia–with an opportunity to learn what it takes to become a Blue Knights drum major.
This is the 3rd year the Blue Knights formally held the BKXperience-Audition! with a two-fold purpose of holding auditions and educating those who wish to become better performers. This weekend’s attendance saw over 270 participants evenly balanced among brass, percussion, color guard and drum major–the most ever for Blue Knights in the Fall audition season. In addition, the level of talent was some of the best seen at Blue Knights auditions in November in recent years.
Next up: BKXperience 1-Day Clinic in Houston, TX on Sunday November 27, 2016, hosted at Kempner High School for brass and color guard from 10:00am to 4:00pm with check-in starting at 9:00am. Also, the next BKXperience 3-day clinic in Denver, CO will be on December 16-18, 2016 in Denver at Englewood High School.
» Check out pictures from the 2017 Blue Knights Xperience Camp – Denver, CO (November)!