Colts One Day Audition Event in Houston
November 8, 2023
The Colts kick off the 2024 audition season with a one day audition event for all sections in Houston, Texas! The event will be held Sunday, November 19th, at C.E King High School. The address is 11433 East Sam Houston Pkwy N, Houston, TX 77044. Click here for a Google map to the school. The audition will run from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Check-in will begin at 8:30 AM.
The day of the event, attendees should park in front of the Performing Arts Center. When you enter in from the Feeder Road, the PAC will be on your right hand side. Use the Performing Arts Center front doors for entrance to check in. Please Register to attend! Students wishing to audition should enroll in the Red Zone ($125) and pay the event fee ($80). Red Zone enrollment includes audition costs, the 2024 packet, and access to our online learning platform. Always check our website within a few hours of leaving for camp for any last-minute updates!
Housing and transportation are not provided for one day events. There is not a parent meeting or a performance as part of this day. Any questions may be addressed to email@example.com. Colts admin will be onsite the day of the event to answer any questions.
Prior to camp, you will be expected to turn in:
Registration \ Please register in advance so we can prepare for your attendance.The school is sixteen miles from George Bush Intercontinental Airport, so services like UBER, Lyft, or taxi should be available and relatively inexpensive. You should still include all flight details on your RSVP.
Member Application \ Submit your application in advance to save time at check in. All auditioning students must submit a member application. The application only needs to be submitted once per year, unless your information changes. Email a headshot of yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name (first and last), section, and which audition camp you are attending. This picture is added to your audition file so our instructional team can quickly learn your name and face. This picture should be submitted before the camp starts and is required of all attending. Make sure the image is clear, well lit, and contains your whole face. As awesome as your sunglasses or Snapchat filters may look, they should not be included in your headshot.
When you arrive to check in on Sunday, bring with you:
Colts Medical History Form \ This form is required in order to audition. The medical form also provides permission to participate in our activities. Students 18 or older may sign their own medical form. Any student 17 or younger must have a parent or guardian signature to participate. Medical forms only need to be submitted once per year, unless your information changes. Be sure to complete both sides!
What To Bring
Students stay overnight in the gym on the floor, as you will all summer. Bring changes of clothes, shower supplies, towel, sleeping bag and pillow, comfortable clothes for rehearsal (no jeans), tennis shoes (no high tops), and a water bottle. Many students will bring an inflatable mattress with a battery-powered air pump. Cots are NOT PERMITTEDat camps or on tour in order to prevent damage to gym floors. Bring a binder with plastic sleeves for your music and any handouts. You will receive an audition t-shirt at check in. Write your name on your audition shirt as you will wear it for all rehearsal segments throughout the weekend.
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. We will evaluate you individually, and as a part of the ensemble.
Percussion: Bring your own sticks and/or mallets and a practice pad. A stand for your pad is beneficial if you have one available. We will provide all other instruments for camps. Prospective members should be familiar with the exercise packet that best fits your area of interest. Front ensemble students are expected to perform a short segment of a personal selection for the individual audition. We will evaluate all percussion students individually, and as a part of the group.
Color Guard: Bring black lightweight workout clothing for rehearsals (no jeans), black pants or shorts, and a black shirt for Sunday's performance, your own rifle and/or sabre (if you would like), and knee pads (recommended). There is no need to purchase any special equipment for rehearsals. You will wear your audition t-shirt for most rehearsal segments throughout the weekend.
All positions in the 2024 Colts are open at this time. Following the event, you will receive 1) an offer of membership, 2) a recall for a second audition, 3)a suggestion to come back again next year or to consider Colt Cadets.
Email And Website
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