HOW TO JOIN

AUDITION PROCESS

Welcome to the beginning of a once in a lifetime experience. The Troopers are on the rise, and this is the year for you.

If you are not yet ready to purchase an audition or camp ticket, fill out a free INTEREST FORM so that we can stay in contact.

Brass:

Positions are filling quickly, but it's not too late. We have a Brass Experience Camp coming up January 21-23 in Greenfield, Indiana. Even if you just want to test the waters and see what it's like to rehearse with a world class drum corps, this weekend opportunity is for you. CLICK HERE to purchase your weekend experience ticket!

Percussion:

We have had an incredible turnout for our audition season this year. If you are still interested in being a part of the 2022 Troopers percussion section, please contact our percussion caption head, Lauren Teel right away at laurenrteel@icloud.com. Time is running out!

Conductors/Drum Majors:

Auditions for conductor positions are now closed. We look forward to seeing your auditions for the 2023 season.

Color Guard:

We are wide open for Color Guard auditions! Here is how the process works...

  1. Purchase the $95 audition ticket below. CLICK HERE to fill out the form and to make your payment

  2. Check your email for the confirmation, link, and password to get access to the audition portal. (The email may go to spam, so make sure you check there as well. If you do not receive an email contact Mike Gough at director@troopersdrumcorps.org).

  3. Proceed to the audition portal, download the audition packet, create your video audition, and submit. Please have your video turned in as soon as possible.

  4. The Troopers staff will review your video and provide feedback. If you make it through the preliminary screening, you will be sent an invite to attend our next live camp which will be at various locations in April.

Q & A

Q: Where and when are the remaining winter camps?

A: January camp is confirmed at this time. Details on future camps are still being worked out. Understand that with the continually changing circumstances surrounding the Pandemic, securing camp locations is more challenging than in any year prior. While the dates below (Feb-Apr) reflect what we believe to be the camp dates, they are subject to change.

  • January 21-23 in Greenfield, Indiana - Brass & Percussion

  • *TENTATIVE* February 18-20 - Brass & Percussion (Location TBA)

  • *TENTATIVE* March 25-27 - Brass & Percussion (Location TBA)

  • *TENTATIVE* April 29-May 1 - Full Corps

  • Additional Guard camps are being planned for April & May in various locations

  • June 3 or 4 will be the start of Spring Training

 

Q: Having trouble with my audition ticket. What should I do?

A: If the ticket window does not appear when trying to access it, CLICK HERE.  If you are still having trouble, contact Mike Gough at director@troopersdrumcorps.org

Q: Where can I find camp details including shuttle info from the airport to the school and so on?

A: CLICK HERE for details. If you have any specific questions that do not appear on that page, contact Mike Gough at director@troopersdrumcorps.org

Q: What are the dates and locations for camps February - April?

A: We are still in the process of finalizing these details. Thank you for your patience.

Q: How much are winter camp fees?

A: Winter camp fees are $175 for the full three day weekend camps, which includes a shuttle to and from the airport, housing, and food. Single day camps are $90 and do not include food, housing, or transportation. Any member that receives a contract will be expected to attend our monthly brass & percussion rehearsal camps from January through April. This does not apply to color guard, who will be required to attend in April.

Q: How much is the summer tuition?

A: Summer tuition in 2022 is set at $4,900. Tuition is more expensive this year due to it being a full season, plus the state of inflation, fuel prices, and external expenses outside of our control. However, we are doing a coast to coast tour, traveling 6,756 miles, performing in over 20 events with some pretty incredible free days being planned in major cities along our tour. All busing, food, housing, and fuel is included in this price. When you break it down, this is a actually a pretty good opportunity to see the whole country at half the cost it would take to do on your own. Plus you have some of the greatest instructors in the world, and you'll be performing in some of the most spectacular venues in America. To see where we are traveling, CLICK HERE.