December 2, 2019
The December Gainesville rehearsal and audition for the 2020 Colts will be held Sunday, December 15, at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Click here for a Google map to the facility. Camp check-in will begin at 8:30 AM in the University of Florida Music Building. Please enter from the south side of the building. You can click here for a map of campus, with parking locations and directions for the camp.
The cost for your first rehearsal is $200 (or $150 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 PM. This fee covers the cost of your audition and the event and does not apply toward your summer tuition.
Always check colts.org before leaving for camp for any last-minute updates!
Registration will begin at 8:30 AM and rehearsal begins at 9:00 AM, and will conclude at 5:00 PM on Sunday. Plan on arriving at 8:30 AM to register.
The Colts do not provide transportation to or from the Gainesville airport for this event. The school is only six miles from the Gainesville Regional 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 is available on campus throughout the day. You can click here for a map of campus, with parking locations and directions for the camp.
Prior to camp, you will be expected to turn in:
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 that you will wear for all rehearsal segments of the day. Don't forget to bring a water bottle!
Brass: Bring your own mouthpiece, marching instrument, music stand, binder for music, and gloves. If you have absolutely no access to an instrument and need one provided, contact email@example.com. Be prepared to play the exercises and excerpts provided in the brass packet that best fits your area of interest. You may also demonstrate your abilities with any piece, etude, or excerpt you feel comfortable with. We will evaluate you individually, and as a part of the group
Color Guard: Bring lightweight, workout clothing for rehearsals (no jeans), your own flag, rifle, and/or sabre, and knee pads (definitely recommended). There is no need to purchase any special equipment for rehearsals. You will wear your audition t-shirt for all rehearsal segments through the day.
All positions in the corps are open. Following the camp, 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. Recall auditions can be scheduled three weeks after your initial audition at one of our events. Attend early and attend often for your best chance at a position in the Colts.
Camp attendance is critical to our and your success. If you cannot attend this rehearsal but are planning to attend an upcoming audition, you must be in touch in advance through the RSVP. It is important to communicate with 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.
An informational meeting for parents will be held Sunday morning at 10:00 AM. 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.
Welcome! We are excited to have you as a part of the Colts family!
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