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Audition FAQs

How do I register?
  1. Click here, then click on the event you want to attend and follow the registration instructions.
  2. Soon after completing that process, you will receive an additional confirmation email from us.
  3. Additional details and information about the event will be posted and emailed as we get closer to the event date.
What do I do if I can’t complete my checkout on Eventbrite?
  • If the "Place Order" button is not available/clickable, it's because
    • A required field is not complete or
    • The credit card/PayPal info is not completely filled out
What do I do if I didn't get a confirmation email from Eventbrite?
  • another person filled out the registration form, please ask them to forward you the confirmation email they received. If this doesn’t answer the question, please send an e-mail to bdbadmin@bluedevils.org.
Where do I sign in to my BDPA Account?
  • Sign into your BDPA account here. If you don't already have an account from a previous experience with BDPA, one will be created for you when registering for an audition.
When will I be notified about season fees?
  • You will receive information about fees at the opening weekend in January.
Do I need to bring my instrument or equipment?
  • Yes, for the opening weekend in January, while we will have some instruments available, we recommend that you bring your own instrument or equipment if you possibly can.
    • Brass - If you have it, bring it, especially your mouthpiece.
    • Battery - If you have it, bring it, including drums, stands, carrier, sticks.
    • Front Ensemble - Bring any mallets you have.
    • Guard - If you have it, bring it, this includes, flag (with pole), rifle, and saber.
Do you accept video auditions?
  • For the 2023 season, we will not be accepting video auditions, as all membership should be located within a 200-mile driving radius of Concord, California. If you can’t attend the opening weekend in January, but still want to participate in the 2023 BDB season, send an e-mail to bdbadmin@bluedevils.org
I don’t live in Concord; can I still participate in BDB?
  • For the 2023 season, we are working off of a 200-mile driving radius for all membership.
  • If you live outside of 200 miles of Concord, California, but have family or close friends that live near Concord, please contact bdbadmin@bluedevils.org for a possible membership exception.
  • If you are not able to commute to rehearsals each day from home, you will need to fill-out our housing form, which will be available at the opening weekend in January.
  • If you have ANY questions, please contact bdbadmin@bluedevils.org
Is BDB going to DCI Finals in Indianapolis next August?
  • No, for 2023, BDB will be focusing on a western United States tour, and will not be traveling to Indianapolis for the DCI Finals in August.
What trips are planned for BDB?
  • The summer tour will be worked on and finalized through the 2022 fall and winter months. Please check the full calendar as it will be updated as soon as possible.
What should I wear?
  • It is important you wear athletic clothes and cross-training athletic shoes for all Blue Devils auditions, and always bring a water bottle.
Do we stay overnight?
  • There is no overnight housing at the rehearsal site. Each member will be responsible for their own overnight housing.
Who do I contact if I have any issues with overnight housing?
Do you accept day or registrations (walk-ups)?
  • Yes, however for planning purposes it is preferred you register ahead of time.
Are snacks or meals provided?
  • During the winter and spring weekend rehearsals (January through April), most meals will be “bring your own”, and we will try to have snacks available for 2 day weekends. We will provide some full meals, and those will be indicated in the schedule. For rehearsals that have 3 blocks, one meal will typically be provided; and once we are on “tour”, all meals will be provided.
Are there any forms I need to fill out?
Are there Health and Safety Guidelines?
  • Health and safety is incredibly important to us, and we will share all pertinent info as the season progresses.
  • COVID-specific Information:
    • We will continue to require all members, staff, volunteers, etc. to be fully vaccinated per the CDC COVID recommendations for the 2023 season. Although being vaccinated is not a requirement to audition. Pfizer/Moderna COVID vaccination schedule requires three vaccines.
    • This is an example/recommended schedule that will ensure everyone is fully vaccinated two weeks prior to move-ins:
      • 1st dose, as soon as possible/prior to December 9, 2022
      • 2nd dose 4 weeks after the first dose around January 13, 2023
      • Booster at least 5 months after the 2nd dose, by June 15, 2023 if possible.
    • If you received the J&J vaccination, fully vaccinated means the initial vaccination and boosted.
Who do I contact if I have any issues with registration or other questions not discussed here?
How do I volunteer?
  • We will be coordinating volunteers throughout the season, starting with a parent meeting at the opening weekend in January.
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