The Crossmen eXperience
A Crossmen eXperience camp is the best way for you to learn and experience what it means to be a member of the Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps.
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Registration for the 2024 Crossmen is now open!
Registration & Info Packet
When you register, you will receive your audition packet. It contains all the information on music, skills and the details of the audition process. It also gives you access to tools like eXtra help videos from brass instructors and cymbal technique videos.
By registering, you will receive all the information on the path to be a 2024 Crossmen member including camp information, sign ups and regular updates.
Drum Major auditionee's, see below, this registration is not for you.
Audition & eXperience Camps
After you have registered, you have multiple options on how to audition:
The eXperience camps are designed for students that want to learn, have fun and grow. You do not have to audition at an eXperience camp.
Video auditions are also available for those who cannot make an in-person camp.
Brass & Percussion
Contracts will primarily be awarded at the January Camp.
Contracts will primarily be awarded during the December camp and from video auditions.
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Audition and eXperience Camps
Allentown Brass eXperience Camp
One Day Camp
Sunday Dec 3rd
Austin eXperience Camp
One Day Camp
Saturday November 18th
Lehman High School
Brass, Percussion and Guard
DFW eXperience Camp
One Day Camp
Sunday December 3rd
Creekview High School
Brass, Percussion and Guard
2024 Drum Major Audition
Drum Majors can now sign up for the December Drum Major eXperience and Audition Camp Friday Dec 15th 4pm - Saturday Dec 16th 6pm. Selected Drum Major candidates will be invited to the Jan 12-14 Call-Back Camp.
If you would like to learn, grow your skills and meet other drum majors, this is a great chance for you as you do not have to audition.
Our staff includes former drum majors and band directors that will work with you. If you would like to audition, this camp is your first step towards the 2024 Crossmen!
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Winter & Spring Camps
January 12th - 14th | Austin TX | Call Back for Brass & Percussion | Sign Up
February 23rd - 25th | Location TBA | Brass & Percussion
March 22nd - 24th | Location TBA | Brass Only
April 26th - 28th | Location TBA | All Captions
May 26th - 30th | Location TBA | Full Corps Spring Training Move In's
Am I eligible to march?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. Most members of the drum corps are 16 and older, but several 15 year old's do earn positions each year!
Can I audition for Drum Major?Yes! Drum Majors can now sign up for the December Drum Major eXperience and Audition Camp. If you would like to learn, grow your skills and meet other drum majors, this is a great chance for you as you do not have to audition. Our staff includes former drum majors and band directors that will work with you. If you would like to audition, this camp is your first step towards the 2024 Crossmen! Sign up for the Drum Major eXperience Camp here.
Can I send in a video audition?Yes! While attending an eXperience camp is the best way to meet and learn from our staff we are happy to accept virtual auditions!
What if I march winter guard?Marching winter guard is not an issue, in fact most of our guard members participate in a winter program. The guard is only required to attend to our December camp and May camp.
Does the corps provide housing or meals for members?Housing and meals are provided for all overnight audition camps as well as spring training and tour. A typical 3 day audition camp will start around 5 pm on Friday evening and typically end by3 pm on Sunday. Site housing will be provided Friday and Saturday with all meals provided starting from snack on Friday night to breakfast on Sunday.
What if my school ends after spring training begins?Every year we have members who have conflicts between school and the drum corps. We ask that you communicate with the corps director and your caption manager about any conflicts you may have with the audition process or spring training. We are happy to reach out to your school in regards to proctoring exams, taking exams early or other accommodations you might need. We have had many members who are in the same situation as you and they have made it work so they were able to fulfill their school and corps responsibilities.
Do I need to bring an instrument?If you are able, please bring your own (or your schools) instrument to use. Tubas may bring a sousaphone if you do not have access to a marching tuba.
What if I am flying to camp? Are shuttles provided?The Crossmen will typically provide ground transportation to and from the closest airport to the camp housing site.
Do I need to be vaccinated?The Crossmen is a fully vaccinated corps. Our overall goal is to reduce the risk of a mass spreading event. The Drum Corps environment of long bus rides, sleeping in gyms and continuous close contact requires that we take steps to reduce the risk of a spreading event that will impact the overall member experience and the corps. For camp attendance: Participants must show that they have had a COVID vaccination by uploading a vaccination card. For contracted members, volunteers and staff: Before arrival at Spring Training each participant will need to have had an updated (2023 - 2024 formulation) COVID19 vaccine sometime between September 1, 2023 and May 15, 2024.
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