2017-2018 AUDITION & REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
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
Air Travel: Austin Bergstrom Airport
If you need a shuttle from airport: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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
2018 SEASON FINANCES
EVENT SECTION LOCATION DATE
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!
PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE COMMITMENT YOU ARE MAKING
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 $100 camp fee for each of the camps attended ($75 for Veteran Performers). Member tuition will be $2300 (minus $100 per yr marched for Veteran Performers). 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/FENIXperience Camp Fee - $150.00
PER CAMP FEE $100.00 ea.
TUITION -payable over 5 months & covers the entire summer tour $2,300.00
SPRING TRAINING FEE - $400.00
EQUIPMENT FEE - $300.00
Genesis Veteran Discount - $100 for every year of participation
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT - $150 off of tuition if paid in full by Jan. 19th 2018 (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.
DALLAS Audition/Clinic Brass, Percussion, Colorguard Northwest H.S. October 29
2301 Texan Dr, Justin, TX 76247
HOUSTON Audition/Clinic Brass, Percussion, Colorguard 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 2018
March Rehearsal Weekend Brass & Percussion Bastrop H.S. TBD
April Rehearsal/Guard Audition Weekend ALL Bastrop H.S. TBD
May Rehearsal Weekend ALL Bastrop H.S. TBD
Spring Training/Move Ins ALL Bastrop H.S. TBD
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.
$100 - 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
$150 - 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!
Video PRE-audition (brass, percussion and colorguard only)
CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A VIDEO AUDITION
$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:
Brass: Art Cano - email@example.com
Percussion: Brannon Baker - firstname.lastname@example.org
DM: Cameron Wilson - email@example.com
*fees are non refundable