Q: How do I become a member?
A: Register for Auditions, learn the Audition Material, and attend the Audition Weekend rehearsals!
Q: If the Audition Process is 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!
Q: What if I do not have an instrument for the Zoom Clinic/Audition?
A: We will be presenting a lot of information that can still benefit you, and will offer Video Assignments between weeks to enable you to access an instrument and submit on your own schedule
Q: What is the typical instrumentation for the ensemble?
A: Battery: Snares, Tenors, Basses, Cymbals
Front Ensemble: Mallets, Drumset, Synthesizers, Aux Rack
Q: Regarding the Performer Fees, what if the season is reduced to a limited setting?
A: This will be discussed at the Audition Sessions in more length, but the fees will absolutely be reduced accordingly to cover the bare costs of the ensemble/program. We are hoping for the best, but plan to be prepared to adjust as needed in a fair manner!
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. Regardless, a conversation with your Music Director will needed in order to participate with Gold Indoor.
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 SCPA/WGI 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: We participate locally in SCPA in WGI circuits, and culminating at the WGI World Championships in Dayton, OH
Q: How much are Member Dues?
A: Member Dues are still pending, but a complete season including WGI World Championships is roughly $2250. If the season is adjusted due to COVID reasons, the Member Dues will absolutely be adjusted accordingly.
Q: Do I need to come to all of the experience camps and both audition camps?
A: Ideally, yes. If you are unable to attend an audition day, please make sure to communicate this with the staff so that they are made aware.
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!