Virtual Audition Academy

PREP LIKE A PRO.

Do you want to ease the stress of audition prep? Curious about what the Blue Devils and RCC Indoor educators look for in prospective members? Do you want to raise your game on your next audition, whether for DCI, WGI, or some other ensemble?

This Virtual Audition Academy for Brass, Color Guard, Battery Percussion, and Front Ensemble Percussion is a 10-week interactive online course designed and facilitated by the educators from The Blue Devils and RCC Indoor Percussion. This Academy is an excellent opportunity for students looking to polish their skills and elevate their next audition.

The courses will cover the fundamentals and concepts essential to the Blue Devils and RCC Indoor technique programs but will also help broaden the skill set of any performer.

Each week includes individualized feedback from the incredible team of educators through various methods, including live online sessions, optional weekly video assignments, culminating in the opportunity to submit a “mock audition”. Detailed feedback and advice will further your growth as a performer and have you comfortable and prepared for any audition.

When: Every Monday beginning February 8, 2021

Time: 5:00p to 6:30p Pacific

Where: Online (and via archived recordings!)

Length: 10 weeks

Educators: Scott Johnson, John Meehan, Chip Crotts, TJ Doucette, Brian Dinkel, Sean Vega, Rick Barclay, Matt Regua, plus more.

Price: $225


Besides 10-weeks of live interaction that will be recorded for viewing at your leisure and weekly feedback from world-class educators, you will also receive:

  • The Blue Devils and RCC Indoor Audition Packets which include excerpts, warm-ups, and other music
  • 10% discount on Private Lessons
  • 10% discount on Blue Devils and RCC Indoor merchandise
  • $50 off of Blue Devils or RCC Indoor audition fees

It’s important to note that you do not need to attend each live class, as you can watch the recordings at your convenience, making it easier for those with a busy schedule to participate.

These courses are designed to broaden any performer’s skill set in the marching arts and help you prepare for a successful audition at any level!


Academy materials will be made available after completing the registration process. For more information please review the FAQs or contact us at .

Please note, there are no refunds on registration fees.


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Syllabus

Brass / Visual Battery Front Ensemble Color Guard
Tone Production / Stretch, and Bodyline Full Stroke Motions Drumming for Mallet players/Two Mallet approach Part 1 Movement – Floorwork
Brass / Visual Battery Front Ensemble Color Guard
Flexibility / Front Strides Down Strokes and Moeller Motions Drumming for Mallet players/Two Mallet approach Part 2 Movement - Center/Standing
Brass / Visual Battery Front Ensemble Color Guard
Beginning Body Fundamentals / Range Extension Beginning Body Fundamentals / Diddle Interpretation with Scojo Introduction to Stevens Grip and Run Breakdowns Movement - Moving/Traveling
Brass / Visual Battery Front Ensemble Color Guard
Articulation & Multiple Tonguing / Back Strides Paradiddle Variations 4 Mallet - Basic Strokes: Part 1 Movement - Improv/Choreo
Brass / Visual Battery Front Ensemble Color Guard
Progressive Body Fundamentals / Review Progressive Body Fundamentals and Sean Vega “Communication 101” Course 4 Mallet - Basic Strokes: Part 2 Intro to Equipment Technique
Brass / Visual Battery Front Ensemble Color Guard
Breathing, Overtraining, Endurance / Direction Changes Double Strokes and Triple Strokes Explored 4 Mallet - Basic Strokes: Part 3 Flag Choreo
Brass / Visual Battery Front Ensemble Color Guard
Advanced Body Fundamentals / Tonal Energy Advanced Body Fundamentals / Controlling the Grace Note with Scojo Traditional Grip and Solo Literature/Prep Sabre Technique
Brass / Visual Battery Front Ensemble Color Guard
Preparing Audition Excerpts / Step Size Changes and Jazz Runs Rhythmic Modulation Advanced 4 Mallet Concepts Rifle Technique
Brass / Visual Battery Front Ensemble Color Guard
Marching and Playing: the Musical Athlete Flams, Flams, Flams Vibraphone/Music Technology Rifle Choreo
Brass / Visual Battery Front Ensemble Color Guard
The Mock Audition The Mock Audition Final Preparation Sabre Choreo

Brass and battery tracks include per-instrument breakout sessions.

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