We’re hosting auditions all over the US and in the UK, and everyone’s invited! THE BLUE WAY Interactive Audition Experience brings you one-step closer to the Bluecoats’ experience whether for a day or an entire summer! At these events we’re looking for two things:

  1. Performers seeking the summer of a lifetime and a challenge fit for the world’s finest performers.
  2. Aspiring musicians who want to have the Bluecoats’ experience even for just 1 or 2 days.

To Register: Please read and follow EVERY step of these instructions carefully!

1. Register & Pay Online via Eventbrite:

Complete the Eventbrite registrations below to audition at our Texas Audition Camp, Ohio Audition Camp, California Audition Camp and Georgia Audition Camp.

The camp registration fee for the 2018 THE BLUE WAY Audition Experience Camps is $200 (Texas, Ohio and Georgia two-day camps) or $100 (California one-day camp).  All registrations paid before 11/1/2017 will receive a $25 Early Bird Registration Discount.  All camp/registration fees are non-refundable.

Important: Your online application will be used as your membership application. Please complete the application as accurately and as thoroughly as possible. We are serious about those people who are serious about us! Please do not register if you do not believe you will be attending one of our audition camps.


Texas (All Sections) – 18-19 November

Burleson Centennial High School
201 S. Hurst Rd.
Burleson, TX 76028
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Ohio (All Sections) – 25-26 November

Glenwood Intermediate School
1015 44th St. NW
Canton, OH 44709
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California (All Sections) – 3 December

LOCATION TBA

Georgia (All Sections) – 9-10 December

Flowery Branch High School
6603 Spout Springs Rd.
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
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2. Purchase audition materials for the brass or percussion sections:

All details regarding on how to prepare for auditioning for the Bluecoats brass and percussion sections can be found in our new series of instructional books entitled “THE BLUE WAY.” Please click on the links below to purchase and download the book for your section:

Trumpet & Mellophone
Baritone & Euphonium
Tuba
Snare
Tenors
Bass Drum
Front Ensemble
Visual/ Marching (necessary for battery & brass only)

Note: Once purchased, you will receive these materials as PDF downloads.  You will see a link to download each packet immediately upon completing the store check-out process, and in the receipt email.  You will also be able to log in to your website account and download the packets directly from your account information page.

3. Download Additional Guard Audition Info HERE!

4. If you are flying, submit your arrival & departure information HERE!

If you are flying to an audition camp, please ONLY use the following airports:

Texas:  DFW (Dallas-Ft.Worth International Airport)

IMPORTANT: For the Texas camp, the corps will be able to provide transportation at no charge to and from the airport, but only if you fly in before 10am on Saturday morning and depart after 3pm on Sunday.  

Ohio: CLE (Cleveland Hopkins International Airport), CAK (Akron-Canton Airport)

IMPORTANT: For the Ohio camp, the corps will be able to provide transportation at no charge to and from these airport, but only if you fly in before 9pm on Friday evening and depart after 5pm on Sunday.

Georgia: (Hartsfield-Jackson Inernational Airport)

IMPORTANT: For the Georgia camp, the corps will be able to provide transportation at no charge to and from airport, but only if you fly in before 10am on Saturday morning and depart after 3pm on Sunday.

NOTE: Failure to contact us before Wednesday of the week of each camp means we CANNOT pick you up.  We do not provide transportation to/from the airport for the UK and California camps.

5. If you can’t attend a camp, click here to submit an audition video.

What to Expect at Camp, and Additional Questions

Please bring your own Bb marching brass instrument or marching percussion instrument. We will have our equipment, but there will be a limited quantity available. Bring a sleeping bag, pillow, towel, and any personal items needed for an overnight stay. Please wear comfortable clothes and gym shoes. We may be rehearsing outside (weather permitting), so please also bring a jacket.  See our Audition/Membership FAQ for additional answers and information.

Information for Parents

A parent information meeting will be held immediately following registration/orientation at both the Texas and Ohio camps. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend the meetings and learn more about the Bluecoats experience!

In addition, as a parent, you are welcome to stay overnight with the Bluecoats if you volunteer for part or all of the weekend camp! We are always in need of help with cooking, uniforms and cleaning and repairing our vehicles and equipment trailers.

For more information on volunteering your time with the Bluecoats, click here!

Other Questions?

If you still have questions, please do not hesitate to call the Bluecoats office at (330) 433-9115, or email us at bluecoats@bluecoats.com.

Are you ready?

The Bluecoats organization is extremely excited about the season ahead. If what you’ve read here has made you seriously consider joining our corps, we strongly recommend that you attend just one rehearsal camp to “check us out!”