Q: How do I become a member?
A: Register for the Clinics/Auditions, learn the Audition Material, and attend the Audition Weekend rehearsals!
Q: I am unable to join the ensemble this season, will the Clinics & Auditions still benefit me?
A: Yes! The Clinics will be focused on education and training, along with the audition process. Anyone is welcome to attend regardless of their plans for this coming winter season!
Q: IF the Audition Process begins through Zoom, how will that process go?
A: As similarly as possible to a “regular” process. There will be clinics, information, and opportunities for individual 1-on-1 sessions. The goal is the process to be a fun and educational experience, regardless of the setting! We will have more information released as we get close to auditions
Q: What is the typical instrumentation for the ensemble?
A: Battery: Snares, Tenors, Basses, Cymbals
Front Ensemble: Mallets, Drumset, Synthesizers, Aux Rack
Q: Will my high school program interfere with Gold Indoor?
A: If your high school program has an indoor ensemble, we encourage you to participate with that ensemble instead. Depending on the circumstances, there may be a possibility in participating in both ensembles, as long as schedules permit. Regardless, a conversation with your Music Director will needed in order to participate with Gold Indoor. There is absolutely flexibility and options to make it happen, if we communicate about this early on!
Q: Will this interfere with Drum Corps?
A: NO! We obviously encourage our members to participate in the DCI activity as well, and are obviously affiliated with Gold Drum & Bugle Corps. Our performances need to be prioritized over any DCI Camp conflicts, but this discussion will be had on a case-by-case basis. The most important thing is communication!
Q: How will I know the schedule?
A: The season schedule will be posted on the “Calendar” section of the website, and updated as needed (with adequate notice).
Q: Where and when do we compete?
A: Typically we participate locally in SCPA in WGI circuits, and culminating at the WGI World Championships in Dayton, OH. The 2021 season we will be competing in the WGI Virtual competitions and ADLA in-person competitions
Q: How much are 2021 Member Dues?
A: This will be announced shortly, as the final number will be dependent on membership totals. Our goal is to keep the cost at the absolute lowest possible amount while maintaining a high quality experience. It will definitely be significantly lower than a standard season.
Q: Do I need to come to both audition Sundays?
A: Ideally yes, but there are always individual circumstances. Register for auditions and communicate with us, and we will work it out!
Q: What is the ensemble size?
A: Typically, Gold Indoor consists of snares, tenors, basses, cymbals, and front ensemble. The ensemble will total roughly 36 members or more and will be determined during audition camps.
Q. How old do I have to be to audition and march?
A: Membership is limited to individuals 22 or younger. 22 years of age AFTER April 1 of that season.
Q. I’m not sure that I’ll make the group. Should I audition anyway?
A: Absolutely! The audition process is meant to be highly education along with the goal of setting the ensemble. Hopefully everyone attending will get a valuable and educational experience!