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The 2023 Crossmen is still looking for good people to fill our remaining spots!

Guard Auditions

Free Guard Video auditions are still open to fill a few remaining spots the 2023 Crossmen.    We are review video auditions when they are received until the section is full.

Your first step is to register to get a packet of information.  Then sign up for a Video Audition.  You will upload a video as defined in the audition packet, or if you have a video from a Winter Guard audition or others, we are interested in seeing that as an alternative video submission.   Once you have uploaded your video, please email us at colorguard@crossmen.org and info@crossmen.org so we can evaluate your video as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please email us at info@crossmen.org and colorguard@crossmen.org

Step 1 - Guard: Register Here for the 2023 Crossmen! > Step 2 - Sign up for a Guard Video Audition - Register today! >

Brass and Percussion Auditions

Brass and Percussion auditions are still open to fill a few remaining spots the 2023. 

Your first step is to register (free) to get a packet of information.  Then sign up for a Video Audition (free).  You will upload a video as defined in the audition packet, or if you have a video from another audition (All-state, a marching video, or others), we are interested in seeing that as an alternative video submission.  

Brass: The next Brass camp is February 24-26th in San Antonio.   We encourage you to get your video in as soon as possible so that you can go to the Feb Brass Camp. Once you have uploaded your video, please email us at info@crossmen.org and brass@crossmen.org so we can evaluate your video as soon as possible.   Also email us at those addresses for any questions you have,

Percussion:   We are review video auditions when they are received until the section is full. Once you have uploaded your video, please email us at info@crossmen.org and percussion@crossmen.org so we can evaluate your video as soon as possible.   Also email us at those addresses for any questions you have.

Step 1 - Register Here for the 2023 Crossmen! >

Step 2:  Sign up for Video Audition

Sign up for a Brass or Percussion Video Audition - Register today! >


Below is a description of the overall Audition Timeline

October - December 2022

1. Register:  Get your audition packets and more info on the audition process
2. Audition:   Pick one or more options --  eXperience & Audition camps in November and/or Video Audition

An eXperience & Audition Camp is either a 3-day (Friday evening - Sunday afternoon)  or one-day camp.  These camp enable students who are just looking to learn and have the drum corps eXperience as well as those that would like to audition.  

eXperience & Audition camps will be in November &  December.   

--  We have eXperience Camps in Houston (All Captions), Allentown PA (Brass), DFW (Brass & Percussion) and Ohio (Cymbals).   A few contracts will be award at these, as well as invites to the Camp in January


--  On Dec 16-18th there will be an Audition Camp in the San Antonio area.  Some contracts will be awarded at this time as well as invites to the January Camp..  This is the Guard's last in-person camp of the audition process (they do not have a January camp)

January 2023

Guard:   Video audition for remaining Spots

Brass and Percussion:  Contract will be award primarily at the Jan 13-15th Camp in the San Antonio area.  Videos are still open for remaining spots.   

Full Corps:  start the physical fitness program

February - March 2023

Video Auditions for any remaining spots.

Brass will have an in-person camp February 24-26 as well as video sessions in February and March.  

Percussion will have video sessions.  

Guard:  increase your skills in your respective winter guards

All Captions have weekly assignments and physical fitness programs.

April 2023

April 28-30 --  All Caption in-person Camp in the San Antonio area

Mid-late May 2023

2023 Move-in!  (location to be announced later)

Other Info:

DCI's age limit is 21 years of age with one exception. Corps members who turn 22 on or after June 1 are eligible to march during that year. Minimum age is typically 16 years of age (we did have a couple 15 year old last season).   In 2022 our average age was 19 years of age.

Crossmen is made up of members from all over the world.  In 2022, Crossmen members came from 23 states and 3 countries.

Crossmen is a fully vaccinated Corps

How do I get an audition package?  Sign up on the interest form above and we will send you more information when it is available

How do I sign up for an eXperience camp?   Sign up on the interest form above and we will send you more information when it is available

Instruments:  For camps you bring your own (or your schools) instrument.  In the spring, we will have brand new Yamaha instruments for you!    Tubas can bring a sousaphone if you do not have access to a marching tuba.

One Day camps typically start at 8pm and end at 6pm

Weekend camps typically start around 5pm on Friday and are typically done by 3pm on Sunday.

If you would like more info or have questions, please email info@crossmen.org

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