Legends Drum Corps November Auditions
November 17-19, 2017 - Auditions (Brass, Percussion, Color Guard, Field Conductor)


Lakeview MIDDLE School
300 S 28th Street
Battle Creek, MI 49015

Park in rear of Middle School.  Enter building through door 13. 

Registration Process

Complete following items. These are all required before participation is allowed at auditions. Best to register in advance to receive access to audition materials to prepare and paperwork to complete prior to registration.

1.  Follow the steps indicated on the Join 2018 page.  This includes submitting your registration form and fee and audition fee.  2017 materials are available via an electronic download upon receipt of your registration form and payment and audition fee payment. 2018 materials will be available around November 1.

  *Registration/Audition Fees must be paid at or before registration for participation to be allowed. Registration/Audition Fees are non-refundable.​

2.  Submit your 2018 Legends Drum Corps Questionnaire.  This will be emailed to you to complete electronically after you submit your registration form and payment and audition fee payment.  All applicants are required to complete this before participating in auditions

​​If you have any questions please contact:

Allison Patrick, Director of Administration

Friday, November 17

7:00 p.m.


  Please try not to arrive earlier than 6:45 p.m.                                             

8:30 p.m.  Full Corps Meeting
9:00 p.m.  Evening Block (2.5)
11:30 p.m.  Snack
12:30 a.m.  Lights Out

Saturday, November 18

8:00 a.m.  Breakfast
9:00 a.m.  Morning Block (4)

1:00 p.m.


2:00 p.m.  Afternoon Block (4)
6:00 p.m.  Dinner
7:00 p.m.  Evening Block (4)
11:00 p.m.  Snack
12:00 a.m.  Lights Out

Sunday, November 19

8:00 a.m.  Breakfast
9:00 a.m.  Morning Block (2.5)
11:30 a.m.  Lunch
12:30 p.m.  Afternoon Block (2.5)
2:00 p.m.  Parent Meeting
3:00 p.m.  Closeout Meeting (parents invited to attend)
3:30 p.m.  Clean/Pack/Load
4:00 p.m.  Approximate time applicants are free to leave

What to Bring
Here is a suggested list of items that you should plan on bringing to camp:

Sleeping Bag/Pillow or full size air mattress (preferred size), no sharing
NO cots will be allowed
Bath Towel, Water Bottle
Toiletries - shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, etc.
Backpack, for transporting items needed for rehearsal
Comfortable clothes (t-shirts, shorts, sweatpants, warmups) - no jeans will be allowed for rehearsal
Athletic shoes (good pair) - no sandals/dress shoes will be allowed for rehearsal
Sweatshirt - for temperature comfort, if necessary

Section Specifics
Brass – please bring your own instrument and mouthpiece.  Marching tubas only, no sousaphones.  Bari/Euph applicants, we use large bore mouthpieces for Legends instruments.  White Cotton gloves will be required for rehearsals and are available for purchase at registration.  $3 per pair.  Refer to your packet for other specifics for the audition weekend.  You may bring and use your concert instrument for your individual audition only, if you feel more comfortable to demonstrate your musical abilities. Marching instruments will be used for all other aspects of the camp.  Bring a portable music stand if able.  Bring a copy of the 2018 Audition materials.  Audition materials are available via electronic download upon submission of your audition fee. 

​Battery – Snares, tenors, and basses - bring a drum, stand, and harness.  Cymbals, bring  a 19" pair.  Bring your own sticks for the drum that you would like to be on and a drum pad.  Bring a notebook to take notes in.   You may or may not be asked to use your personal equipment.  Bring a portable music stand if able.  Bring a copy of the 2018 Audition materials. Audition materials are available via electronic download upon submission of your audition fee. 

Front Line –  Keyboard applicants should bring 2 pairs of keyboard mallets, sticks, and a drum pad.  Auxiliary, timpani, drum set, and synth applicants should bring sticks, and drum pad.  Bring a portable music stand if able.  Bring a notebook to take notes in. Bring a copy of the 2018 Audition materials. Audition materials are available via electronic download upon submission of your audition fee. 

Color Guard – Please bring guard gloves, a 6’ pole with a solid color flag, and a 36” rifle and sabre, if you are interested in spinning weapon. Wear comfortable, form-fitting clothing, and refrain from wearing clothes that cover your feet or ankles. We require you to wear all black on Sunday of the audition camp for small groups. Make sure your hair is pulled back throughout the weekend.

Field Conductor candidates should bring the following: pair of white gloves, metronome, copy of 2018 Audition materials (preferably in a binder), mp3s in materials folder on a playback device (phone is ok), pencil, and headphones.

Other Info

All prescription and over the counter medications will need to be checked in at registration.  Prescription medications must be brought in its prescribed container with the participant’s name on the container.  No participant should be carrying any over the counter medicine.  We need to monitor anything that is dispensed.  All medication will be available for pick up upon dismissal.

Apparel During Auditions/Camp Weekends
Please refrain from wearing other corps apparel during the audition weekend.

Social Media/Video
No video of auditions, rehearsal or performances should be posted without the authorization of Legends. This policy is in effect to protect the interest of copyright and Legends.

Inclement Weather Policy 
If rehearsal is cancelled we will email this information out and will post it on the front page of our website by 12pm on Friday, November 17.

Facebook - Visit and “like” the Legends Drum & Bugle Corps page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/legendsdrumandbuglecorps.  

Twitter - Follow us on Twitter 

Our official hashtag for the 2018 season is #LegendsDBC18

Volunteer Info
For those that are interested in volunteering during the November Audition weekend, visit our 
volunteer page for more details on how you can support the drum corps. Our primary need of support during Audition and Rehearsal Weekends is food prep and serving.  Additional projects typically arise at each weekend.  If you have questions about volunteering, please contact Val Glasscock, Volunteer Coordinator at val@legendspaa.org