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JOIN OC19

Join the 2019 Interest Group!

Take the field in 2019!

One day can change your whole life. Join the Oregon Crusaders for our audition camps and experience what being a Crusader is like. We want you for the 2019 season!

Here are the three easy steps for joining Oregon Crusaders.  Complete these steps by scrolling down the page!

  • Complete the CorpsData form (or enter your corps data login to use existing data)
  • Download the audition materials and plan for your audition
  • Register for the Audition event or video audition

If you have questions, please send an email to audition@oregoncrusaders.org

We look forward to seeing you!

2019 Audition Fees are:

  • $150 camp fee for 2-day audition events and callbacks.
  • $100 1-day audition events
  • $100 for video auditions

Understand the cost of doing Oregon Crusaders on our Member Costs page.

Spread the Word

Print these posters to share in your local band rooms and help grow OC for 2019!

Take these next steps to becoming an Oregon Crusader

Step 1: Register with Corpsdata

Step 2: Download the Audition Packet and plan for an audition.

Below is the audition packets and audition event information for all sections. 

Oregon Crusaders do not charge for these materials and anyone is free to download them and use them for audition preparation.

Oregon Crusaders will be hosting 1 and 2 day events for auditioning for all sections of the corps.  In addition to audition events in Portland, events will also be held in California and Texas for specific sections.  Before making plans, be sure to check that an audition for your section of interest is being offered in that date/location.

While OC also offers a video audition option, it’s always best to attend an event, so that the staff can get to know you, and you know them. 

Brass audition dates and locations

Date 1 Day Event 2 Day Event Facility
December 15 Houston, TX (Sugar Land) Clements High School
January 5 – 6 Portland, OR TBD
January 19 Houston, TX TBD
January 20 Dallas, TX TBD
January 26 – 27 Portland, OR TBD
Brass audition excerpts

Percussion audition dates and locations

Date 1 Day Event 2 Day Event Facility
January 5 – 6 Portland, OR TBD
January 19 – 20 San Jose, CA TBD
January 26 – 27 Portland, OR TBD
Battery packet
Front Ensemble packet

Color Guard audition dates and locations

Date 1 Day Event 2 Day Event Facility
December 23 Los Angeles, CA (Arcadia) Arcadia High School
January 5 – 6 Portland, OR TBD
January 26 – 27 Portland, OR TBD
Color Guard packet

Drum Major and Conductor audition dates and locations

Date 1 Day Event 2 Day Event Facility
December 15 Houston, TX TBD
January 5 – 6 Portland, OR TBD
January 19 Houston, TX TBD
January 26 – 27 Portland, OR TBD
Drum Major & Conductor packet

Step 3: Register for an Audition

December Houston BRASS Audition
December Los Angeles COLOR GUARD Audition

January audition registration links for the following events are coming soon!

January Houston BRASS Audition
January Dallas BRASS Audition
January Portland Audition Camp #1
January San Jose PERCUSSION Audition Camp
January Portland Audition Camp #2
Video Audition registration

FAQ of OC Auditions

When are the audition camps?

2019 experience camps and one-day audition dates can be found in the Upcoming Camps section.

How can I get to camp? Is there a shuttle that will pick me up from the airport?

All of the information on that can be found on the Student Travel Policy.

What should I bring to a camp?

You can find that information on our What to Bring page.

I can’t come to a audition event. What should I do?

We do accept video auditions. You can register for that here.

How should I prepare for my audition?

Download the audition packets and work on what is provided. These packets are developed by our staff, so it is the best guide. Also, come with a good attitude and a willingness to learn.

What are the financial obligations for marching OC?

The 2019 financial information for members has not yet been completed.  However, 2018 information can be found on the Member Costs page.

My question isn’t here! Who can I contact?

Send an email over to audition@oregoncrusaders.org. Also, consider joining the Interest Group to ask quick questions.

I’m Contracted! Now What?

Congrats! Welcome to the OC family!

You’ll want to take a look at the Member Costs page and get familiar with the financial obligations of marching drum corps. You’ll know the cost breakdown, what you’re paying for, and when payments are do.

You’ll also want to look at all of the required member forms you will need to complete, including signing your contract, various medical forms, and some other forms as well.

Lastly, join the private member group. We use this group heavily for internal communications for our members, so you want to make sure you get in there as soon as you can to not miss any updates.

Check the calendar for information about important events, like camps, summer information, and more.