The video audition is available to students who are unable to attend the traditional audition camps. We provide a result from video auditions, but a video submission is primarily for feedback and planning, and it does not replace camp attendance. Your best chances of earning membership will be by attending an audition camp. If your video audition is successful, we will ask you to attend the next camp. We strongly encourage attending in person as the audition events are a great learning experience and provide a much more interactive feedback process.
If you are interested in submitting a video audition, please follow these steps:
We will not provide results or feedback until all steps have been completed.
To submit your video, please upload your video(s) through YouTube, Dropbox or Google Drive. Please only send one email containing all elements and video links for your video audition.
All video auditions will receive comments of what to improve upon for camp attendance or future participation. Please allow up to three weeks for your video to be reviewed and feedback to be provided. Positions in the corps are offered starting in November, so earlier submissions have a better opportunity for membership.
Following your video submission, your results will be:
Whether you receive a contract or a callback, you will be asked to pay the first-time camp fee at the first event you attend ($200 for new members or $150 for veteran members).
The video should contain samples of performing as detailed here by section.
All exercises are from the 2020 Colts Brass Book.
For the following exercises, horns will start at a set position and snap to playing position on each step off. Snap horn back to set on each hold. Please note, you do not need to play when demonstrating these exercises. The visual aid below demonstrates this exercise.
Please perform a unique visual phrase and demonstrate crash techniques.
Battery exercises are from the 2020 Colts Battery Audition Packet. Each exercise should be performed on a drum, marking time, and with an audible metronome. Bass drums should perform the snare part for a video audition. There is no visual demonstration required for snare, tenors or bass.
Exercises are from the 2020 Colts Front Ensemble Audition Packet.
The video should contain:
Your video has no time limit, but please be certain you are performing at your highest ability.