Legends Drum Corps November Audition
November 22-24, 2019 - Auditions (Brass, Percussion, Color Guard, Field Conductor)


Kalamazoo MI area

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 2020 page.  This includes submitting your registration form and fee and audition fee.  2019 materials are available via an electronic download upon receipt of your registration form and payment and audition fee payment.  2020 audition materials will be released on/around October 15.

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

2.  Submit your 2020 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.  Link to complete for will be emailed out mid to end of October.  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 22

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
12:45 a.m.  Lights Out

Saturday, November 23

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
12:15 a.m.  Lights Out

Sunday, November 24

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/Volunteer 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, 1 Gallon Water Jug
• 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
• Pencil(s)

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 instrument.  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 2020 audition materials.  Audition materials are available upon electronic download upon submission of your audition fee. 

Battery - Snares, tenors, and basses - bring a drum, stand, and harness.  Cymbals bring a 19" pair (if no 19" available, bring 18" 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 2020 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, 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 2020 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 (or 39" is acceptable, as well), if you are interested in spinning weapon.  We spin 37.5" rifle at Legends and will have some available at camp to use.  If you have access to a 37.5", bring that.  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 2020 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. Put this in a clear ziploc bag with your first and last name on it.  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. 

Please refrain from wearing other corps apparel during the audition weekend.

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.

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, November22.

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Our official hashtag for the 2020 season is #LegendsDBC20

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 (available soon).  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 Ibe Sodawalla at ibe@legendspaa.org