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.

To learn more about the limited brass opportunities available or to get started with the guard audition process before move-ins, fill out a free INTEREST FORM so that we can stay in contact.

Brass:

Positions are nearly full, but it's not too late to spend the summer with The Troopers. Extremely limited opportunities remain, especially in low brass. The book is amazing  with tuba, mellophone & baritone sections being integral to the 2022 program. Join us for an incomparable summer. The first step is reaching out and submitting a free video audition before May 25. Start with our Interest form above. 

Percussion:

We had an incredible turnout for our audition season this year. Our lines have been selected and are shaping up to be amazing. For questions, contact our caption head, Lauren Teel at laurenrteel@icloud.com.

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 nearing our full roster of guard but a limited number of spots remain! Here is how the process works...

  1. Get your FREE audition ticket by CLICKING HERE

  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. 

  5. Address questions ASAP to: guard@troopersdrumcorps.org

Q & A

Q: Where and when is Spring Training?

A:  Understand that with the continually changing circumstances surrounding the Pandemic, securing camp locations has been more challenging than in any year prior. Be aware that dates are always subject to change.

 

Spring Training starts in June in Casper, WY. Move-ins are June 4. We begin our tour in early July. 

Flight/shuttle/arrival info is available for contracted members. Tentatively plan to fly into Denver by mid-day June 4.

 

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: Address questions to Mike Gough at director@troopersdrumcorps.org

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 $95 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. Plus, we are developing materials to help you secure sponsorships. To see where we are traveling, CLICK HERE.