Where do participants stay during a Crossmen experience camp?
Can I audition to be a drum major?
What time do experience camps usually start and end?
What is the audition process like?
Should I bring my own equipment or instrument?
What should I wear to a camp?
Do Crossmen provide transportationa to camp?
Where I can find out more information about the summer tour?
Do I need to attend all 3 experience camps?
How are my camp fees used?
Where do I sign up or make a payment?
I have never marched or auditioned for a drum corps, can I attend a camp?
WHERE DO PARTICIPANTS STAY DURING A CROSSMEN EXPERIENCE CAMP?
All members will be staying, sleeping, rehearsing, showering, and eating at the school selected for the audition. Members will sleep in the gymnasium of the school and shower in the school’s locker rooms. Meals are obtained from the Crossmen food truck. It will be a full drum corps experience!
CAN I AUDITION TO BE A DRUM MAJOR?
Crossmen and Contempo Leadership’s Drum Major & Leadership camp is held in January. All looking to gain more experience as a drum major and overall leader are welcome to attend. More information and registration for this camp can be found here >
WHAT TIME DO EXPERIENCE CAMPS USUALLY START AND END?
Check in for experience camps start at 6:00 P.M. of the camp weekend, with an introduction meeting at 8:00 P.M. Camps typically end on Sunday of camp weekend at 2:00 P.M. after our eXperience showcase performance, which begins at 12:00 P.M. Satellite/One-day camps typically run from 8:30 A.M. - 6:00 P.M and are subject to change. Schedules will be sent to all registrants no later than a week prior to each camp.
WHAT IS THE AUDITION PROCESS LIKE?
For more information on the audition process please visit our info page here >
SHOULD I BRING MY OWN EQUIPMENT OR INSTRUMENT?
PercussionBATTERY - Although we would like to have all campers on a drum if possible, understand that there are usually more campers than drums. We will supply Crossmen's drums, but we encourage all campers to bring their own equipment if possible. Please bring a practice pad as well. FRONT ENSEMBLE - No, the front ensemble will utilize the corps instruments during camps. We do ask that you bring your own set of varying mallets.
BrassYes, you are encouraged to bring your own instrument and mouthpiece. Corps-owned brass instruments are not issued until the camps during the spring when contracts will be issued.
Color GuardFlags will be provided to everyone. Some weapons will be provided to those who would like to audition for a spot, but feel free to bring your own, especially if you are driving to camp. Gloves are acceptable for spinning, but are not required.
Yes, you are encouraged to bring your own instrument and mouthpiece. Corps-owned brass instruments are not issued until the camps during the spring when contracts will be issued.
Flags will be provided to everyone. Some weapons will be provided to those who would like to audition for a spot, but feel free to bring your own, especially if you are driving to camp. Gloves are acceptable for spinning, but are not required.