We’re hosting auditions all over the US and everyone is 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, Follow These Steps Carefully

1. Register

Register by completing a registration below. Be sure to purchase a registration for the correct camp location. The form for each camp is located below the camp location. They are listed in chronological order.

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


Texas (All Sections) – 17-18 November

McKinney High School
1400 Wilson Creek Pkwy
McKinney, TX 75069

Ohio (All Sections) – 23-25 November

Glenwood Intermediate School
1015 44th St. NW
Canton, OH 44709

Southern California (All Sections) – 1 December

Laguna Hills High School
25401 Paseo De Valencia
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Georgia (All Sections) – 8-9 December

Campbell High School
5265 Ward St SE
Smyrna, GA 30080

2. Purchase audition materials for the brass or percussion sections:

All details regarding how to prepare for a Bluecoats Audition Experience can be found in our series of instructional and technique books. Please click on the links below to purchase and download the book for your section:

Trumpet & Mellophone
Baritone & Euphonium
Bass Drum
Front Ensemble
Visual/ Marching (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 the guard audition letter here, and download guard video information 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-Fort 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 airports, but only if you fly in before 9pm on Friday evening and depart after 5pm on Sunday.

Georgia: ATL (Hartsfield-Jackson International 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 cannot provide airport ground transportation for the California Camp.

5. If you cannot attend a camp, click here to submit an audition video.

Deadline for submitting an audition video is Sunday, December 9, at 6:00 pm eastern time.

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 orientation at both the two-day 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!

For more information on volunteering at 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?

Bluecoats is extremely excited for 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 camp to check us out!