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2023 Vanguard Audition (TX - DFW area)

November 18, 2022 – November 20, 2022

Thank you for your interest in joining the 2023 Santa Clara Vanguard! We look forward to welcoming you at our DFW Camp in November. This 3-day event is designed to give prospective BRASS, PERCUSSION, and COLOR GUARD auditionees the full Vanguard Experience. From Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, you’ll get a taste of drum corps life - sleeping in a gym, rehearsing with our world class staff, and more. Come ready to learn new things, meet new people, and have a great time!
Event Begins: Nov 18, 2022 – 6:00 PM CT
Event Ends: Nov 20, 2022 – 1:00 PM CT


Don’t forget to RSVP before attending this audition event! Once you do, we’ll send you the DFW Audition camp information sheet, which includes more details and information about your time at our audition camp. Please be sure to continue preparing your audition materials, which can be found in the audition packet that was sent to you following the completion of your 2023 Audition Questionnaire.

Please review the Camp Info Sheet for more information about this camp (location, schedule, maps, etc). Please note that some information may not be available yet, but this is a LIVE DOCUMENT and will be updated periodically.

1. Create a MySCV account or Log-in
2. Fill out the 2023 Prospective Member Questionnaire
3. RSVP/sign-up to attend this event
4. Pay the registration fee (see below)
5. Fill out a shuttle request if you require transportation
6. Fill out the registration paperwork to submit online

The registration fee for this audition is $150 when paying in advance or $200 when paying on the day of the event. Full payment is required for participation, and no previous year credits may be used. This fee is payable online through MySCV.

If you are a brass or percussion auditionee and receive an SCV callback, it will be mandatory that you attend the December Callback Camp in the DFW area (December 16-18) to complete your evaluation toward full membership in the 2023 Santa Clara Vanguard.

If you are auditioning for the color guard and receive a SCV callback, it will be mandatory that you attend the April Callback Camp in the Bay Area (April 28-30) to complete your evaluation toward full membership in the 2023 Santa Clara Vanguard.

When you come to check-in for your audition, you must present a school or government issued photo ID. Next, we check to confirm you have completed your digital paperwork (Adobe Forms sent via email). Keep in mind that if you are under 18, your mySCV account must have parent contact information as your emergency contact and a parent's signature is required on these forms. Upon successfully completing the registration process, you will be provided with a wristband and name tag to mark your participation.

Doors will open for registration at 6:00 PM on Friday evening. Please do not arrive at the school before then. After everyone is checked-in, there will be a short welcome meeting with the corps' management before attendees break off into sections. Throughout the weekend, our staff will observe how you work within the group and conduct individual auditions to determine your overall grade for the weekend. We will finish on Sunday afternoon around 1:00 PM.

All prospective members will be provided with sleeping accommodations at the school for the weekend. Don’t forget to bring an air mattress, toiletries, and a towel! Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snack will also be provided for camp attendees, starting with snack on Friday and ending with breakfast on Sunday. Please make sure to eat dinner before coming for registration!

To ensure your safety and security, all SCV audition camps operate as a closed campus. No one is permitted to leave the campus unless you have approval from the director. If you have any conflicts with the schedule, please let us know as soon as possible.

Those flying into the DFW area to join us for the weekend should fly into DFW and/or DAL. Vanguard Shuttles to the airport and transportation centers will be available for prospective members Friday evening until 6:30 PM. Shuttles will resume on Sunday for departures. Please try to time your departure from an airport or transportation center after 4:00 PM on Sunday. Don't forget to fill out a shuttle request in MySCV as soon as you set your travel plans!

If you have any questions, please contact us at Please do NOT contact the school for any information about this event. Once again, we are excited you have chosen SCV and look forward to seeing you in Texas!


Carroll High School
800 N. White Chapel Blvd
Southlake, TX 76092
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