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January San Antonio Percussion Rehearsal & Audition

January 9, 2018

The January San Antonio rehearsal and audition for the 2018 Colts will be held Sunday, January 14, on the Recreation Fields on the campus of The University of Texas at San Antonio. Click here for a Google map to the school. You can click here for specific on-campus locations and parking directions.

The cost for your first rehearsal is $175 (or $125 for returning members) which includes all audition and application fees. Pay the fees online for your first camp in advance and SAVE $25. Deadline for advance payment discount for the camps is the Monday immediately before a camp at 11:00 p.m. This fee covers the cost of your audition and the event and does not apply toward your summer tuition.

Always check colts.org within a few hours of leaving for camp for any last-minute updates!

Registration and unloading will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday. Rehearsal begins at 9:00 a.m., and will conclude at 6:00 p.m. Plan on arriving at 8:00 a.m. to register and unload equipment.


TRAVEL PLANS
The Colts do not provide transportation to or from the San Antonio airport for this event. The school is only about 13 miles from the San Antonio International Airport, so services like UBER, Lyft, or taxi should be available and relatively inexpensive. You should still include all flight details on your RSVP. If you need help finding a ride to camp please notify us ASAP by email at colts@colts.org. You can also help fellow members by offering a ride in your vehicle. You can also let us know if you have extra room or if you need assistance on your RSVP.


PARKING
Parking is available on campus throughout the day.


CAMP PAPERWORK
Prior to camp, you will be expected to turn in:

When you arrive to check in on Friday, bring with you:
If this is your second camp, you do not need to submit an application, medical history form, or headshot (unless your information has changed!). However, you will still need to submit an RSVP for this camp.


WHAT TO BRING
Bring a binder with plastic sleeves for your music and any hand-outs. You will receive an audition t-shirt at check in to write your name on which you will wear for all rehearsal segments of the day. If this is your second camp, do not forget to bring your audition t-shirt! Replacement t-shirts can be purchased at check-in for $10.00.


Percussion: Bring your own sticks or mallets and your practice pad. Prospective members should be familiar with the exercise packet that best fits your area of interest. Front ensemble students may, but are not required to, perform a short segment from a personal selection. We will provide all instruments for camps. We will evaluate you individually, and as a part of the group.


MEMBERSHIP CONTRACTS
Positions are open in all sections of the corps. Following the weekend, you will receive 1) an offer of membership, 2) a recall for a second audition, or 3) a suggestion to come back again next year, or to consider Colt Cadets. Most will receive a recall to a second rehearsal, so please plan accordingly.

If this is your second rehearsal, we are specifically looking for the growth you have made in the past month. Your audition will be very similar to the prior month, so be prepared in the same manner as which was asked for your first audition. A decision will be made regarding your membership after this camp. If you cannot attend this camp, make sure you are communicating with the office and your caption head about when you will be here.

Individuals offered a contract should begin making payments on your fees immediately when you submit your contract. If you cannot attend this rehearsal, you must be in touch in advance to preserve your position in the corps. Initial contract offerings are valid until noon on Saturday of this rehearsal. We must have a signed contract with initial payment by that time, or the spot will be released to someone else. You can pay your fees by cash or check, or by card online at the Colts Mall.


SCHEDULE CONFLICTS
Camp attendance is critical to our and your success. If you cannot attend this rehearsal but are planning to attend an upcoming rehearsal, you must be in touch with colts@colts.org and your caption head as well. Too much communication is better than not enough.

If you have schedule conflicts with our preseason rehearsals, talk with us. Attending part of the camp is better than not attending at all. Do not lose your opportunity to perform with the Colts over a lack of communication.


PARENTS
An informational meeting for parents will be held Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m. in a location to be announced. Bring all of your questions! Schedules will be available at the check in table with locations for everything going on throughout the day.

Parents are strongly encouraged to attend the camp. Parental support is what makes the Colts successful, and you are needed to give the kids the incredible Colts experience we are known for. Also, this is the best way for you to find out about our program, meet other parents, and get comfortable with what this is all about. You will find a very welcoming and exciting opportunity here.

Parents are encouraged to sign onto the email distribution list to receive Colts information via email.


EMAIL AND WEBSITE
Please make sure you have received audition information in your area of interest! These materials are emailed to you after requesting information for the current season. Join our facebook groups for your area of interest! These pages will help you meet other members prior to auditions and clarify questions you may have.
General Interest Group
Percussion Interest Group
Brass Interest Group
Guard Interest Group
Make sure you have signed onto the email distribution list with your current email address, and check your email frequently! Encourage your parents to sign up for the membership emailings too.

Welcome! We are excited to have you as a part of the Colts family!

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