How do auditions work?

We hold 3-day weekend BKXperience-Audition! Camps in November and December in Denver and several 1-day BKXperience-Audition! Clinics at locations outside of Colorado.

Staff will evaluate potential members individually and in group rehearsal settings. All returning members are required to re-audition with new auditionees so that equal consideration may be given. Selection of our membership is based upon an individual’s talent, attendance, attitude, physical health, and ability to pay fees.

BRASS: For Brass, all listed auditions are part of a two-step process. The November BKXperience clinics are designed to introduce you to the drum corps as well as to allow you the opportunity to audition for the drum corps with the hope of being invited to our camp in December. It is highly recommended (although not mandatory) that prospects attend more than one of the clinics and camps offered in November and December to increase your exposure to our instructors and materials. If invited, you must attend our December clinic in Denver for the final audition which will determine membership in the drum corps. Brass members should then plan on attending training camps in January, February, March and April.

PERCUSSION: All audition clinics in November and December are independent events open to everyone. Percussion prospects are required to attend ONE audition camp (no videos unless overseas). Callbacks will be in January only.

NOTE: Percussion does not have training camps in February and March but contracted members are expected to return for April camp. This allows percussionists to participate in Winter Guard International events.

COLOR GUARD: Color Guard auditions will follow a two-step process. The November clinic is considered round one and the December clinic round two. In December, if accepted, you will be offered a contract to participate in the drum corps. The Blue Knights encourage all members of the Color Guard to participate in the Winter Guard activity and therefore Blue Knights guard members will not return until the April training camp. If accepted, color guard members are expected to fulfill all homework assignments and financial commitments to the drum corps including making scheduled tuition payments.