Membership at 7th Regiment
Many members of 7th Regiment are in the final years of high school or first few years of college. They come from diverse marching background from all around the world. Member’s experience within the marching arts varies from brand new, to years of experience.
The Audition Process
All members that participate in 7th Regiment must go through an audition process. This process is to evaluate you as a technical performer but more importantly, to evaluate if your personality will fit into our organization. At 7th Regiment we strive to see beyond experience when selecting our membership. We look for motivated, passionate, friendly young adults to join our cast. We do not “cut” students from our drum corps. We strive to give educational and thoughtful feedback to all prospective members to help them improve. Students will be given feedback and asked to prepare materials in between camps to show growth to our instructional staff. If the prospective student’s choice position is filled, we make recommendations on where the student would best fill an open position within the corps.
Our auditions begin in December and continue into January/February. We will continue to search for talented performers until all positions within the corps are filled. To learn more about the audition process click here.
What To Bring To Camp
● Water Jug: Don’t forget this! Coleman type, with handle, at least ½ gallon size is
● A Binder: for your music and handouts. Eventually everyone will need a sturdy
three ring binder with plastic sheet protectors for drill, music, etc.
● Any materials (music, technique, etc.) that your Caption Head posted on Charms.
● Sneakers: Comfortable athletic sneakers.
● T-Shirts: Always bring an extra. No inappropriate slogans or product logos. No
apparel from other drum corps.
● Shorts: Athletic shorts only! No denim or khaki shorts please. Elastic waist only!
● Warm-up or Athletic Pants: Sweatpants, yoga pants, or other long athletic clothing. No jeans!
● Underwear & Socks: Bring extras
● Flip Flops: You will be using the locker rooms to shower, and it’s good to get into the habit of wearing these. No member of the drum corps is permitted to be barefoot at any time.
● Sleeping Gear: Sleeping bag, crash pad, blanket, pillow, or air mattress
● Sleepwear: Anything you need for bed
● Toiletries: Shampoo, soap, body wash, toothbrush, toothpaste, towel
● Medicine: Aspirin/Advil/Tylenol, inhaler or additional prescription medications
● Instrument: and/or mouthpiece. Our baritones are large shank.
● Wire Stand: Please bring a wire stand to read your music off of if you have one.
● Gloves: Batting gloves work best and will last you the entire season
● A black towel bath towel sized for tubas, hand towel size for all other instruments
● Chap-stick: We recommend DCT. Make sure to take care of your lips.
● Battery: If you can, bring sticks and a drum, with harness and stand.
● Pit: Bring whatever mallets you’re comfortable with.
● Drum Pad: Both pit and battery member should have one.
● Flag: (if you have one) Six foot pole, with a silk.
● Weapon and Gloves: Bring if you’re interested in trying out for either rifle or saber.
● Form fitting rehearsal clothes: Preferably black; You may wear layers during warm up
Member dues cover the cost of professional instruction; the use of musical instruments, field equipment and uniforms; tour fees such as transportation, housing and food; shoes; performance tees and show shirts; gloves; guard bags; sticks; and other operating costs. This fee does not cover the cost of personal materials as described later. The Participation Fee may be paid in full or in accordance with the following payment schedule.
More information on membership fees and fundraising can be found in the 2017 Member Handbook.