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The Crossmen eXperience

Creating tomorrow's leaders today

through youth development in the performing arts

We enable life changing experiences
that teach our core values of Excellence, Perseverance, Teamwork, and Character

Questions?

Email us at info@crossmen.org

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2024 Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps
A few spots are still open!

Brass

Our 2024 Brass line is full.

Watch for 2025 information in July!

Guard

Complete an Easy-Video audition to become a member.

We still have some Guard spots open!

Percussion

We are looking for an outstanding synth performer.

 

Please email us at info@crossmen.org, register, and complete an Easy-Video audition.

Other percussion spots are full at this time.

Step 1

Registration & Info Packet

Guard & Synth

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 being a 2024 Crossmen member, including camp information, sign-ups, and regular updates.

Registration: $25

Step 2

Easy-Video Audition

Guard & Synth

Easy-Video: You can submit a video using the assignments in the audition packet, submit a video from another audition you have done, or use music from area/state auditions, etc.

Cost:  $20 after registration.

Videos are reviewed in the order they are received. 

Corps Member Spring Camps

February 23rd - 25th | Austin, TX | Brass & Percussion

March 22nd - 24th | Austin, TX| Brass Only

April 26th - 28th | Location TBA | All Captions

May 26th - 30th |Northeastern State University| Full Corps Spring Training Move In

  • 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.
  • What if I have more questions?
    Please email info@crossmen.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

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