How auditions usually worked is it’s a full weekend end of November or very beginning of December. On Friday we usually focus all on movement. As you probably know we are heavily movement based so it’s important to feel comfortable with that. We stretch work on some exercises and technique, then usually learn one or two combos that you’ll work on for rest of the weekend.
Saturday, you probably move on to flag and/or weapon block. Either learning some combo, or some technique. It depends on what they are focusing on. You usually work on those combos for the rest of the day.
Saturday night and Sunday morning are usually when they start putting you into small groups to see the combos. It usually about 5 or 6 people to a group. From then on you’ll find out what number you get. 3-they are not offering you a spot or callback. 2-callback to April camp. 1-a contract.
Camp is so much fun and gives you a good taste on what drum corps is like. My first camp, I fell in love with just the whole atheistic of corps. Waking up, length and intensity of block and of course all the people. Some cases it’s not for everyone. But camp really does give you a good idea on what it’s like.
As for how rehearsal are run, really depends on when in the season.
Move ins-typically pretty intense in learning drill and choreography and just learning the entire show.
Tour- there are rehearsal days still which you rehearse all day and there are usually changes in the show. And show days…usually one or two blocks before eat pack load before a show. Sometimes changes are made on show days but nothing too major.
I hope a lot of this helped you. Let me know if you have any more questions!
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