Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need previous experience?
SHORT ANSWER: Yes and no.
What happens if I don't make it?
SHORT ANSWER: Then you don’t make it.
What happens if I make it?
SHORT ANSWER: Congrats.
What If I’m Still In High School?
SHORT ANSWER: You’re still eligible—but you better communicate
How do Payments work?
SHORT ANSWER: Payments are made biweekly and are due the Friday night before our Saturday rehearsal of a “Payment Week.”
Can I get cut midseason?
SHORT ANSWER: Yes. Absolutely.
When is the cutoff date to sign up for auditions?
SHORT ANSWER: There is no cutoff date other than the audition itself.
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What are the age requirements to audition?
ANSWER: No younger than 12 and no older than 22 by April 1st of the season in question
MAY I ATTEND just for the clinic?
SHORT ANSWER: There will not be a clinic option this year. But you are welcome to “audition.”
What about drum corps audition conflicts?
SHORT ANSWER: Communicate well in advance and keep your endeavors reasonable.
what does your membership contract look like?
SHORT ANSWER: A wordy, ten (10) page document that keeps you, Vegas Vanguard, its constituents, and all entities with which it interacts safe.
LINK TO MEMBER CONTRACT COMING SOON…
how do you keep your members safe?
SHORT-ish ANSWER: we employ a strict Youth Protection Policy across all operating elements of our organization. Likewise, we screen all staff and volunteers using a third-party criminal history and background check system.
We comply with all policies set forth by the competitive circuits in which we participate and with the local school district in which we are allowed residence for rehearsal.
LINK TO YOUTH PROTECTION POLICY COMING SOON…
MORE FAQs to come
Since we are still building this site, more FAQs will be added. Your questions, questions at auditions, and other items will slowly make this list. If you have any questions not answered here, go to our Contact Us page and reach out.