Summer Season (July 1-August 13, 2022)
Positions will be awarded to the people whose strong desire is to be successful. Your talent and skills are given primary consideration in the selection process and our staff will place members accordingly. Also considered is your commitment level, communication, your personal and financial responsibility, your attitude, your growth, and your improvement.
Here are the steps for the audition process:
Step 1: Register and Attend an In Person or Video Audition
You are required to audition on one of our audition dates. The education team will review your abilities in a combination of group and individual assessments. Brass, Battery, and Color Guard applicants should be prepared to move, as this activity has a high degree of physical demands. You can expect to go through the materials.
Step 2: Results
You will be provided with your results within approximately one week after the Audition Day. This will allow the education team to review and discuss all the candidates seen during that day. Results will be emailed once finalized. You will receive one of the following results:
Step 3: Accept or Decline
Your next step will be determined on your result:
If you have questions about auditioning, please contact Ibe Sodawalla, CEO at firstname.lastname@example.org
The cost for participation factors a few new operational goals for the 2022 Season.
Application Fee - $25
Video Audition Fee - $50
Member Fees (for contracted members)
*covers all activities in person from July 1-August 13, 2022
These fees take into account the increased costs for goods and services due the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including and not limited to food, transportation, lodging, and facility costs. Lodging will likely include a hybrid of dorms, hotels, and schools (based on availability). An additional COVID-19 surcharge is added to offset the costs of supplies, such as rapid testing, sanitization, and PPE.
Preseason Rehearsal Fee - $300
Summer Tour Fee - $4500
Uniform/EQ Fee - $200
Member Apparel/Supplies - $200
COVID-19 Surcharge - $100
All members are expected to meet the financial commitment as described in the membership contract. We expect payments to be made in a timely manner. Payment plans are available and can be discussed once a contract is awarded. Financial aid is not available. Participation is not allowed to those that have outstanding financial obligations with marching arts or school organizations.
Yes. All participants will be required to be fully vaccinated and up to date for COVID-19 to participate at all in person activities. This includes In Person audition(s), rehearsals, and the summer season.
Legends utilizes the CDC Guidelines regarding being fully vaccinated. A person is fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving all recommended doses in their primary series of COVID-19 vaccine. Up to date means a person has received all recommended doses in their primary series of COVID-19 vaccine, and a booster dose when eligible.
Verification is required prior to attendance for all In Person activities.
For July 1-Aug 13 Summer Season
If you are booster eligible from July 1-Aug 13, Legends will work with you to schedule your booster dose in close proximity to our facility location on that day.
100% attendance is required for the Summer Tour. We understand that there may be conflicts and we will work with you to make your at home commitments a priority. Conflicts that we deem acceptable are academic and performance related. Personal situations, such as weddings, prom, test, school ensemble auditions are a few examples that we deal with on an individual basis. All conflicts will be discussed with the Corps Director for approval on a case basis.
Kalamazoo has an airport (AZO), Amtrak, and Greyhound station. Other nearby airports include Grand Rapids MI (GRR) and Southbend IN (SBN). The closest major airports are Detroit MI and Chicago IL.
Travel by flight, Amtrak, Greyhound should be booked to allow you to get to camp by the posted registration time and to stay for the full duration of camp and still have ample time to get to the airport following the conclusion of camp. If you need to arrange for shuttle to camp or have questions prior to booking travel, please contact Allison Patrick at email@example.com
You must be age 16 on/by July 1, 2022 and 21 or younger on June 1, 2022 in be eligible to perform for the 2022 season.
Legends does not have any scholarships or financial aid available for the drum corps. In the event that scholarship monies do become available to award, the current membership will be informed of these opportunities.
The sponsorship program is a great way for members to raise money towards their tuition. 100% of monies generated from this program will be applied to their account. Legends provides members with a sponsorship letter that can be shared to family, friends, and community members about their upcoming drum corps experience.
More information about the sponsorship program is provided to members along with their membership contract paperwork.
Absolutely! Volunteers help with cooking, sewing, uniforms, transportation, and general needs. Legends typically needs up to 4 volunteers each day while on tour during the summer are essential towards the success of the corps.
Volunteers will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and complete a background check prior to their assigned day(s). Limited spots will be available during any in person activities.
If you have questions about volunteering, please contact Ibe Sodawalla, CEO at firstname.lastname@example.org
We ask that you focus first on dates that do not conflict with Legends. We understand that there may be conflicts with taking the ACT/SAT or attending your college orientation and we will do everything we can to try and work through these scenarios. Planning accordingly and communicating is the key if no options exist. We ask that you do not arrange to take the ACT/SAT or schedule College Orientation during any of our Preseason rehearsal or Summer Season. College orientation times fill up quick. Schedule early!
Brass - please bring your own instrument and mouthpiece. Marching tubas only, no sousaphones. Bari/Euph applicants, we use large bore mouthpieces for Legends instrument. White cotton gloves will be required for rehearsals and are available for purchase at registration. $3 per pair Refer to your packet for other specifics for the audition weekend. You may bring and use your concert instrument for your individual audition only, if you feel more comfortable to demonstrate your musical abilities. Marching instruments will be used for all other aspects of the camp. Bring a portable music stand if able. Bring a copy of the 2022 materials.
Battery - Snares, tenors, and basses - bring a drum, stand, and harness. Cymbals bring a 19" pair (if no 19" available, bring 18" pair). Bring your own sticks for the drum that you would like to be on and a drum pad. Bring a notebook to take notes in. You may or may not be asked to use your personal equipment. Bring a portable music stand if able. Bring a copy of the 2022 materials.
Front Line - Keyboard applicants should bring 2 pairs of keyboard mallets, sticks, and a drum pad. Auxiliary, drum set, and electronic applicants should bring sticks, and drum pad. Bring a portable music stand if able. Bring a notebook to take notes in. Bring a copy of the 2022 materials.
Color Guard - Please bring guard gloves, a 6' pole with a solid color flag, and a 36" rifle and sabre (or 39" is acceptable, as well), if you are interested in spinning weapon. We spin 37.5" rifle at Legends and will have some available at camp to use. If you have access to a 37.5", bring that. Wear comfortable, form-fitting clothing, and refrain from wearing clothes that cover your feet or ankles. Make sure your hair is pulled back throughout the weekend.
Drum Major and Field Conductor candidates should bring the following: pair of white gloves, metronome, copy of 2020 materials (preferably in a binder), mp3s in materials folder on a playback device (phone is ok), pencil, and headphones.