2018 Audition Update – Audition Locations!

The 2018 Gold Drum and Bugle Corps auditions are quickly approaching! We are excited to have you join us for these instructional and audition events.

Please note… Your registration fee covers both San Diego and LA/OC area events. Participants are encouraged to attend all four days to get the most benefit and instruction from GOLD’S World Class Instructional Team.


GOLD EXPERIENCE – SAN DIEGO – DECEMBER 16th & 17th

Our San Diego area GOLD experience event will take place at:
Valhalla High School
1725 Hillsdale Rd,
El Cajon, CA 92019

SATURDAY SCHEDULE, DECEMBER 16TH

9:00 am – Registration & Check-ins Begin
10:00 am – Welcome and Staff Introductions
10:30 am – Rehearsal
1:00 pm Lunch (GOLD will provide)
(Note) At check-in please let staff know if you have any food allergies
2:00 pm – Rehearsal
6:00 pm – Wrap and Clean Up
7:00 pm – Head Home
(Please be aware that times may change depending on weather conditions)

MEET THE PARENTS EVENT – LEARN MORE ABOUT GOLD
Saturday morning, while the student performers are working away, we will be hosting a coffee and donuts gathering Saturday morning from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. We encourage all family members to come to this event. Our Parent/Volunteer Coordinators Darcy Johnson and Nellie Hernandez will be on hand to answer any questions you have about GOLD and our summer leadership and performing arts program.

SUNDAY SCHEDULE, DECEMBER 17TH

8:30 am – Day 2 Registration & Check-ins Begin
9:00 am – Rehearsal
1:00 pm – Lunch (GOLD will provide)
2:00 pm – Rehearsal in sections
4:00 pm – Show and Tell Performances
* Parents are invited to attend short performances by all the sections of the corps
5:00 pm – Wrap and Clean Up
6:00 pm – Head home
(Please be aware that times may change depending on weather conditions)


GOLD EXPERIENCE – LA/OC JANUARY 6TH & 7TH

Our LA/OC area GOLD experience event will take place at:
Azusa High School
240 N Cerritos Ave,
Azusa, CA 91702

SATURDAY SCHEDULE, JANUARY 6TH

9:00 am – Registration & Check-ins Begin
10:00 am – Welcome and Staff Introductions
10:30 am – Rehearsal
1:00 pm Lunch (GOLD will provide)
(Note) At check-in please let staff know if you have any food allergies
2:00 pm – Rehearsal
6:00 pm – Wrap and Clean Up
6:30 pm – Head Home
(Please be aware that times may change depending on weather conditions)

MEET THE PARENTS EVENT – LEARN MORE ABOUT GOLD
Saturday morning, While the student performers are working away, we will be hosting a coffee and donuts gathering Saturday morning from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. We encourage all family members to come to this event. Our Parent/Volunteer Coordinators Darcy Johnson and Nellie Hernandez will be on hand to answer any questions you have about GOLD and our summer leadership and performing arts program.

SUNDAY SCHEDULE, JANUARY 7TH

8:30 am – Day 2 Registration & Check-ins Begin
9:00 am – Rehearsal
1:00 pm – Lunch (GOLD will provide)
2:00 pm – Rehearsal
4:00 pm – Show and Tell Performances
* Parents are invited to attend short performances by all the sections of the corps
5:00 pm – Wrap and Clean Up
6:00 pm – Head home
(Please be aware that times may change depending on weather conditions)


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I need to bring my own equipment to auditions? GOLD does provide instruments for use during auditions. But often we have more students auditioning than available instruments. Thus it is highly recommended that performers try to bring their own equipment – horns, drums, flags etc. Brass players should also bring their own mouthpieces and percussionist should bring their own sticks/mallets. Keyboard instruments for front ensemble performers are provided by GOLD.

Do I need to attend all the audition events? While it is highly recommended that performers attend all the audition events, attendance at both weekends is not mandatory.

Does my audition fee cover all the events? Yes, your fee covers all audition events.

What Should I Wear? All performers should wear comfortable athletic clothing. Also bring a sweat shirt and or a jacket. The weather in San Diego can go from hot in the day to very cold at night. Finally, please don’t wear clothing that features logos from any other drum corps or items that display large corporate logos (Yamaha, Nike, etc). A plain white shirt is always a safe bet to wear.

I have friends who want to audition. Can they still sign up? Yes, they can sign up online at: http://GoldDrumCorps.org/Audition. They can also sign up on the day of the event. We highly encourage all performers to bring any friends that are interested in auditioning.

When will I find out if I made the 2018 Cast? The instructional staff will be in contact with all performers individually at the end of each audition event to let them know their audition status. Contracts will be sent out immediately after a performer is invited to join the 2018 cast by their respective caption head.


SEE YOU SOON

The entire staff at GOLD is looking forward to working with all of the amazing performers who will be attending the 2018 GOLD Experience and Cast Auditions.

MAKE 2018 THE YEAR YOU GO FOR THE GOLD!

All the best,
Donald Flaherty
Executive Director GOLD Drum & Bugle Corps