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2019 AUDITION PACKET

CONGRATULATIONS

CONGRATULATIONS

If you’re reading this, then you’ve made the big decision to audition for the 2019 RCC Battery. For that, we say THANK YOU and congratulations!

We have put together this audition packet to try and make the audition process as simple and straight forward as possible. As long as you go through the entire packet and let the information digest a bit, you should have a very clear idea of what you need to do to prepare for your RCC Battery audition. As I’ll say a few times in this packet, we want you to be as prepared and relaxed as possible during your audition. That way, we are getting the REAL YOU!

during your audition. That way, we are getting the REAL YOU! Sean Vega Program Coordinator, Battery

Sean Vega Program Coordinator, Battery Arranger RCC Indoor Percussion

CONTENTS

2

Your Audition

3

Battery Audition Exercises

 

4

Ensemble Audition

6

Cymbal Audition

7

Snare Audition

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Tenor Audition

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Bass Audition

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FAQs

YOUR AUDITION

YOUR AUDITION

What We Are Looking For

The most important elements we are looking for in those that audition are instrumental proficiency, body control, approach to learning, and desire to perform.

Having a strong fundamental understanding of technique, vocabulary and rhythmic accuracy on your instrument cannot be understated. It is NOT essential you know the RCC technique to audition. You should use whatever technique you feel most comfortable with. If you know the RCC technique, it is to your advantage, but is not required.

Due to the physical requirements of our shows it is important for you to commit to a healthy lifestyle, and to display strong body alignment, coordination, balance and stamina.

Having a positive attitude is vital. You should be a good student with the ability to receive, react and respond to information. Your ability to work well in a team environment and to represent the values of our organization carries equal weight to your current skill level.

Most importantly, we are looking for performers. Having a strong desire to perform for a live audience, as well as the ability to communicate the expressive qualities of the show is an absolute necessity.

What You Can Expect

The audition will take consist of various phases that are designed to test all of the elements that we are looking for.

• Sectionals, reviewing fundamental approach to technique, vocabulary, and rhythmic accuracy.

• Marching basics, covering various step sizes, tempos and metric conversions

• Movement block, learning basic choreography to test coordination, balance and receptiveness to our performance style.

• Battery ensemble, learning a battery ensemble piece set to drill (handed out the first day of auditions) to test ensemble awareness and form control.

• Interview, to discuss your ability to commit to the time and financial requirements of being a member of RCC.

• Audition ending performance, showcasing your performance quality on the sectional, movement and battery ensemble pieces.

BATTERY AUDITION

BATTERY AUDITION Ensemble Audition Piece Cymbal Audition Piece Snare Audition Piece Tenor Audition Piece Bass Audition

Ensemble Audition Piece Cymbal Audition Piece Snare Audition Piece Tenor Audition Piece Bass Audition Piece

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What should I bring?

A: All you need to bring is your own sticks or mallets, the audition music, athletic attire, and a great attitude. All instruments will be provided by RCC.

Q: Can I audition even if I have no intention of marching?

A: YES! Many people each year audition just for the experi- ence. The more you do one-on-one auditions, the more comfortable you will get.

Q: I have heard you need previous drum corps or indoor experience to be accepted, true?

A: NO! We have members each year in ALL sections with no previous drum corps and indoor experience. Does it help? Yes. Is it required? No.

Q: Do I need to be a student at Riverside City College to attend the audition?

A: No. You do not need to be a current student at RCC, but we do ask our members to enroll in a 1-unit class during our season. This allows us to use the facilities that have been provided to us by the college.

Q: What are your age requirements?

A: We do not have a minimum age requirement, but we do have a maximum age requirement. You cannot be older than 22 unless you turn 23 on or after April 1st of that competitive year.

Q: What is the rehearsal schedule like?

A: The ensembles starts rehearsing every other Sunday in the months of September & October, every Sunday in November, and then every Friday, Saturday and Sunday December – April (With the exception of 1 free weekend in December, January and February, which coincides with the Blue Devils audition and camp schedule.)

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