Audition Experience Camp Dates & Cities Announced

Yesterday Bluecoats announced the dates and locations for our four nationwide Audition Experience Camps. Following a magical season in 2019, thousands of Bluecoat-hopefuls have already signed up to learn more about the launch of our 2020 audition season.

We will host four Audition Experience Camps for the 2020 drum & bugle corps in Texas, Ohio, Georgia, and California. The camps will take place from late-November through mid-December and finish with a fifth event, a Call Back audition camp, during the first week in January. The dates and locations are:

  • Dallas, TX - Nov. 23-24

  • Canton, OH - Nov. 30 - Dec. 1

  • Atlanta, GA - Dec. 7-8

  • Southern CA - Dec. 14

Techniques & Materials packets were also posted for download. These packets are for both students preparing materials for their auditions, and students looking to learn from the educational approach at Bluecoats.

Potential performers interested in auditioning, or learning more about the Bluecoats audition process can register at bluecoats.com/join. In addition to launching registrations, we’ve also launched a new mini-site about the Bluecoats Experience, and what performers can expect when they spend a summer performing in the Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps.

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.