Bluecoats & Cleveland Cavaliers Host QStix Auditions This Weekend

CLEVELAND, OH - Interested in being a part of the QStix for the 2018-19 season? You'll be an official performer on the court and around the arena for Cleveland Cavaliers games. Open auditions will be held this Sunday, September 9th at the Cleveland State University Recreation Center from 9 am until 2 pm. Registration will be open from 9 am until 10 am. For this one-day audition, you will need to bring three (3) five-gallon plastic buckets with you, along with several sets of drumsticks. The majority of our performances involve QSAtix performers playing on trashcans and five-gallon buckets.

To qualify for membership, you must:

  • Be 18 years or older by Sept. 1, 2018
  • Must be able to work 75% of the Cavs regular-season games
  • Must be able to attend monthly practices and rehearsals
  • Professional or street-drumming experience is recommended but not necessary
  • General knowledge of Cavaliers Basketball
  • Flexible schedule. Must be able to work weekdays and weekends.
  • Must be able to be at the Arena three (3) hours before tipoff.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from Quicken Loans Arena.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and enthusiasm for the Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Must collaborate well in a team environment
  • Experience in live entertainment is preferred, but not required.

Mike Scott

Mike Scott is a clinician, consultant, and the CEO of Rhythm X, Inc., a non-profit music education company in Dayton, Ohio. Mike earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 2012. There he studied percussion and conducting and completed the Farmer School of Business Summer Institute. Before beginning his career as an administrator and teacher, Mike was an active performer in the marching arts. In 2011 Mike was the conductor of the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps of Canton, Ohio and was a performer in Rhythm X’s percussion ensemble from 2011-2012. Mike was also a member of the Miami University Marching Band for four years, serving as the drum major during the 2011 and 2012 seasons. In 2013 Mike began work at Rhythm X, Inc. as the Operations Director, managing the business development and logistics of the organization. He was also the Director of Instrumental Music at St. Ursula Academy in Toledo, Ohio. There he taught band, orchestra, and general music in grades 6-12. Prior to the 2015 competitive season, Mike became the first full-time employee at Rhythm X, Inc. as the company’s CEO. There he works with the organization’s President Tim Fairbanks to develop the future strategy of the company. During the summer months, Mike travels the country with the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps as the group’s Tour Administrator. He has also served as the tour manager of The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps of Allentown, Pennsylvania. Mike proudly endorses Innovative Percussion, Etymotic Research, and Fred J. Miller Inc.