There are several options for auditioning for Genesis... 

Two things to consider before you continue:

1.   If you audition for any drum corps, have a FINANCIAL PLAN! 

2.  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 feesOnce registered and paid, you will receive an email packet containing your audition materials and information (can take up to 5 days). Each prospective Performer (veterans included) is required to attend one of our full weekend camps in person before a contract will be offered (tFENIXperience Audition Camps are 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 2019 - Dallas Area, McAllen Area and Houston Area.  These are one day audition/clinic events and locations and dates are listed below.  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 a full weekend camp by December will need to speak directly with a Caption Head

FENIXperience Audition Camps - $150

These camps will give you the full drum corps experience and are 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 you have the option to attend these camps or the December 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.


VIDEO PRE-AUDITION (Brass, Percussion, and Colorguard only) - $100

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.  Once you have registered and paid for this option you will be sent an email with your next steps for completion.  (Video auditions will not be granted a contract until they have paid and attended a full camp.)


                                             NOT SURE YOU ARE GOING TO AN AUDITION EVENT BUT WANT TO GET A HEAD START?

                                              Brass and Percussion Technique guides are included when you sign up for an event but are also available to purchase                                                           

                                                                                                                   $25 - CLICK HERE

Please email your request to the following individuals:​





Drum Major


Visual                        visual@genesisdbc.org

*Fees are non refundable



New students are required to participate in an audition process. There will be a $150 non-refundable registration/FENIXperience camp fee, which must be paid no later than the first audition/camp attended.  

2019 Full Season Tuition and Fees -                                                                $3750.00 - Includes all winter camps, equipment fees, summer tuition                                                                                                                                             and touring expenses

Fenix Gear Fee (for uniform and logo branded required apparel)                    $300.00  - Includes all Genesis branded required garments and performance required                                                                                                                                                                                                              gear such as shoes, gloves and accessories)

Genesis Veteran Discount - $200 for the 2019 season.  

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT -     $200 off of tuition if paid in full by specified date. 

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. 
All fees must be paid in full by start of touring season of the touring year.  If the payments are not paid according to the option chosen and the full fees are not paid by the specified date, 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!

Read below and fill out an application!

EVENT                                                                 SECTION                                             LOCATION                       DATE


RGV Audition/Clinic                                           Brass, Percussion, Guard                     Austin M.S. PSJA             Sunday Dec. 9th

Jan. FINALAudition & rehearsal Weekend        Brass & Percussion, Guard                   Bastrop H.S.                   JAN 18-20

Feb. Rehearsal Weekend                                   Brass & Percussion                              Bastrop H.S.                   FEB 22-24
Mar. Rehearsal Weekend                                   Brass & Percussion                              Bastrop H.S.                   MAR 15-17 

Apr. Rehearsal Weekend/GUARD AUDITIONS     Brass & Percussion                              Bastrop H.S.                   APR 26-28
Spring Training/Move Ins                                   ALL                                                    TBD                                Begins May 25th

Step 1:  Fill out the application  ---------->

Step 2:  Pay for your event

Step 3:  Let your journey begin



Camp Travel

Bastrop Camps Only

Air Travel:  Austin Bergstrom Airport

If you need a shuttle from airport:  Please contact analisa@genesisdbc.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

Satetllite Auditions:  No Shuttle provided

Event schedules

Satellite Audition Clinics - (Houston, Dallas, RGV)

9 am - 12pm - Clinic Block

12PM - 1 PM Lunch (provided)

1PM - 4 PM - Clinic Block and Auditions

FENIXperience and Weekend Rehearsals 

(overnight camps)

Friday:  Check in - 5PM - 6PM 

6PM - 10PM - Clinic/rehearsal Block

Saturday 8AM - 10PM

Sunday 8AM - 2PM

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