Some of the student divisions require a placement hearing to help place students in the class or ensemble that will maximize their experience. All placement hearings will occur on the first day of camp, on Monday, June 27.

The following divisions have hearings that will occur between 8:00 a.m and 12:00 p.m.:  Color Guard. Students should plan to arrive at camp as early as possible and make time for their placement hearing after registering and checking into their room. Locations will be given out at registration. Hearings will last no more than 15 minutes per student.

The following divisions have hearings that will occur during their first meeting, following Opening Session: Marching Band, Marching Percussion, and Concert Percussion.

The following divisions do not require placement hearings: Drum Major Institute and Leadership Weekend Experience.

Marching Band

Marching Band Placement Hearings will occur during the Marching Band sessions on the first day of camp. Students will play excerpts from the music for the instructors and, based on ability and how well they know the music, will be split into parts to balance the ensemble. If more than one part is written for your instrument, please practice the part that you are most likely to play at camp.

PDFs for all parts have been posted on the right. The National Anthem must be memorized prior to camp. Carolina Crown music does not need to be memorized fully before camp, but should be worked on as much as possible prior to arriving.

Color Guard

The Color Guard Division is designed to help color guard students develop a wide variety of skills in today’s competitive and non-competitive arena. We realize that guard members are trained differently around the country, so each student will perform a short audition at the beginning of camp, allowing our staff to determine their movement and equipment ability to place them in an appropriate class. Auditions will be held on Monday, June 22. All color guard students will need to prepare the following on the appropriate equipment for their audition: 

Flag, Rifle, and Sabre Classes:

  • Auditions will be held between 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. The location will be given at registration.
  • Prepare a variety of spins, tosses, and a simple 16-24 count equipment segment without music that showcases your experience level in guard. A favorite phrase from fall or winter, or an original creation is acceptable.
  • There will NOT be a separate movement audition for flag, rifle, and sabre classes. Please showcase movement skills within the audition phase.

If interested in auditioning for the master class, please see the information to the right.

Master Class Information

  • For those interested in auditioning for the master class, evaluations will be held at 10:00 a.m. and will end at noon. This will be a group evaluation, so please arrive on time. If warm-up time is needed, arrive by 9:30 a.m. The location will be given at registration.
  • At the master class evaluation, students will be asked to demonstrate a variety of tosses on rifle, sabre, and flag. Students should be prepared to demonstrate a solid 5 and 6 on both weapons, and 45 tosses on flag. They will also be taught a short rifle and sabre phrase (with choreography) and, if needed, a movement phrase. There will be no choreography to learn ahead of time. The master class will accept up to 30 students.
  • If students are not accepted into the master class, they can choose a flag, rifle, or sabre class to join.
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