There are several options for auditioning for Genesis... 

Two things to consider before you continue:

**If you audition for any drum corps, have a FINANCIAL PLAN! Distance, holidays, and non-school events are not acceptable for absence at rehearsal camps.**

Each individual who wishes to attend one of our events is required to fill out the application form and pay the appropriate fees. Once registered and paid out, you will receive an email packet containing your audition materials and information. Each prospective member (veterans included) is required to attend one of the audition camps in person before a contract will be offered (the FENIXperience camp is preferred). From there, each individual will be rated according to his or her abilities. Students will be called back to the 2nd round camp in December or January for further evaluation or  be given a contract.  

If called back, the prospective member is then required to attend the December or January Call Back camp. If a prospective member is offered a contract, s/he will be required to attend every camp until Spring Training including the December Call Back camp.

Students interested in Drum Major positions: The process will be the same except you will be asked to do an interview and prepare a conducting audition.  You will be observed throughout the weekend as you are put in various scenarios.


There will be three satellite auditions for 2018 - Dallas Area and Houston Area.  These are one day audition/clinic events and locations and dates will be determined by October 15th.  These one day experiences are designed to allow performers the opportunity for an early audition and to gain feedback for making the drum corps.  Cost for these satellite auditions is $100.  Qualified performers will receive a contract or a call back to a full weekend camp in either November or December.    Any applicant who attends a satellite audition and can't attend the a full weekend camp by December will need to speak directly with a Caption Head or Director.

Annual FENIXperience Camp and December Audition Camp


Held at Bastrop High School, our annual FENIXperience camp is quickly becoming one of the marquee drum corps experiences in Texas!  This camp will give you the full drum corps experience and is designed for both the serious auditioning student as well as those students who are looking to experience what the drum corps activity is all about. If you audition at one of our satellite sites and receive a call back, then this will be your call back camp! This is a weekend of clinics, drum corps performances, and social interaction that you won't want to miss! 

GUARD AUDITIONS continue at our April camp. Please fill out an application and process your fee and info will be sent to you from our team.

If you are unable to attend this weekend then our December camp will be the final audition opportunity for the 2018 season. 

VIDEO PRE-AUDITION (Brass, Percussion, and Colorguard only) - $75

This option is designed for college students who may not be able to attend a full weekend camp, those students who want to test the waters before a full commitment or just to get some feedback before an in person audition. If you choose to pre-audition by video you will be given valuable feedback on the materials you submit and be given a call back to an in person camp or get the feedback you need to audition again in the future. (Video auditions will not be granted a contract until they have attended a camp.)

Please email your request to the following individuals:​

Drum MajorCameron

*Fees are non refundable

DALLAS Audition/Clinic                                     Brass, Percussion                                 Northwest H.S.                October 29

                                                                                                                                                                                                  2301 Texan Dr, Justin, TX 76247

HOUSTON Audition/Clinic                                  Brass, Percussion                                 Katy HS                          Nov. 11, 2017

​                                                                                                                                   6331 Hwy Blvd, Katy, TX 77494

FENIXperience Camp & Auditions         ALL                                           Bastrop H.S.             Nov. 24-26    2017

                                                                                                                                   1614 Chambers St, Bastrop, TX 78602

December AUDITION/Call Back Weekend           ALL                                                    Bastrop H.S.                    Dec. 15-17 2017

Jan. FINAL Callback/Rehearsal Weekend           Brass & Percussion                             Bastrop H.S.                    Jan. 19-21 

Feb. Rehearsal Weekend                                   Brass & Percussion                             Bastrop H.S.                    Feb. 23-25 
Mar. Rehearsal Weekend                                   Brass & Percussion                              Bastrop H.S.                   Mar. 23-25 

Apr. Rehearsal / Guard Audition Weekend         ALL                                                    Bastrop H.S.                   Apr.  27-29
Spring Training/Move Ins                                   ALL                                                    Bastrop H.S.                    TBD

Camp Travel

Air Travel:  Austin Bergstrom Airport

If you need a shuttle from airport:  Please contact with your travel info.  

Shuttles will run at Noon, 2PM and 4 PM

Bus:  Please arrive at Bastrop or South Austin Bus stations

Car:  Parking is available for free at the housing site or students can be dropped off no earlier than 4PM



Event schedules

Satellite Audition Clinics - (Houston, Dallas)

9 am - 12pm - Clinic Block

12PM - 1 PM Lunch (on your own)

1PM - 4 PM - Clinic Block and Auditions

FENIXperience and Weekend Rehearsals

Friday:  Check in - 5PM - 6PM 

6PM - 10PM - Clinic/rehearsal Block

Saturday 8AM - 10PM

Sunday 8AM - 2PM




New students are required to participate in an audition process. There will be a $150 non-refundable registration fee, which must be paid no later than the first audition/camp attended).  There will be a $75 camp fee for each of the camps attended .  Member tuition will be $2500.  Equipment Fee of $300 covers uniform usage/tailoring/cleaning, a full tour's supply of gloves (brass/guard) and maintenance of instruments and accessories such as sticks.  In addition, a Spring Training fee of $400 is due before move-in on May 20th. 

Registration and Audition Camp Fee -                                                                          $150.00

PER CAMP FEE  (after 1st camp)                                                                                     ​$75.00 ea.

TUITION -payable over 5 months & covers the entire summer tour                      $2,500.00

SPRING TRAINING FEE  -                                                                                                  $400.00

EQUIPMENT FEE  -                                                                                                            $300.00

Genesis Veteran Discount - all camp fees are waived for the 2018 season.  

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT -     $200 off of tuition if paid in full specified date. (cannot be combined with Veteran Discount)

Sponsorship and fundraising opportunities are available once a student is contracted. ​We have a membership assistance program in which members utilize Genesis printed materials to approach businesses, family members, and friends to help sponsor them for the summer. More information will be given at later camps. All fees are non-refundable once a contract has been offered. Partial refunds are available to anyone who needs to terminate their contract due to injury after May 23, 2016. A note from a doctor is required.

All fees must be paid in full by May 30th of the touring year.  If the payments are not paid according to the option chosen and the full fees are not paid by May 30th, your membership in Genesis may be revoked and your spot will be open and the individual will be subject to collection steps. Payments can be made via check, cash, or credit card through our website.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Genesis Drum & Bugle Corps. Genesis has created a rich tradition of precision and excellence in the world of drum and bugle corps. Every year Genesis welcomes more and more talented young adults to its "FENIXperience" camp and auditions. They are taught by some of the finest, award-winning musicians, artists, and staff in the industry. Are you ready to challenge your mind, your body, and your skill? Are you willing to step out of your comfort zone and take the field with one of the fastest rising corps in the history of drum corps? Do you have what it takes to be a FENIX?

If you answered yes, then welcome to the first step in becoming a FENIX!

Read below and fill out an application!

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