2024 BRASS AUDITIONS

NOTICE: A parent must create a family account for participants under 18. Youth accounts can be created once the parent account is established.

To get started, sign in or create an account in UltraCamp (Phantom Regiment’s registration portal). Note: If the participant is under age 18, the primary individual on the account will be a parent or guardian.  

The audition material packet is $75. Once you login and pay the fee, the packet and any other informational resources will be emailed to you. 

By completing this step, you’ll also have access to our Facebook audition groups, which will allow you to interact with the staff, returning members, and other first-time auditionees as you work through the audition process. Already have an account? Login and purchase your packet now!

Your next step is to register for an in-person or video audition. The audition fee (whether in-person or via video) is $100. 

This year, we will be hosting a series of one-day, in-person auditions across the country throughout October and November. 

Please select one of the following locations to attend an in-person audition. 

Auditioning in-person is preferred, but we will also accept a video audition as your first step in the audition process. After you submit your video, you will receive feedback from our expert staff of instructors. Further details of this process will be available in your audition packet. 

Weekend-long callback and rehearsal camps for the brass section will be held in the Rockford area and are scheduled for the following dates:

  • December 8-10
  • January 12-14
  • February TBD
  • April 26-28

Weekend-long camps will be in the Rockford area and flights should be booked to Chicago O’Hare or Rockford airports. We will be unable to provide transportation from Chicago Midway Airport.

For those who move past the 1st round of evaluations, you’ll have the opportunity to begin learning rehearsal techniques, exercises, and show music at our weekend-long camps. In addition to in-person camps, you will begin at-home video assignments and participate in designated Facebook groups with your section. Based on your performance, progress and development, you may receive a membership agreement to perform with the 2024 Phantom Regiment at any point during this process.

  • Brass will have camps in December, January, and April. 
  • Spring training will begin in late May for the entire corps.

A $200 camp fee must be paid for the first weekend-long camp you attend. The first camp for brass is in December. 

  • If December is the first camp you attend, you will not pay for the January or April camps. 
  • If January is the first camp you attend, you will not pay for the April camp. 
  • If April is the first camp you attend, you will be required to pay the $200 camp fee.  

There may be an additional brass and percussion camp in February.

Tuition for the 2024 season will be determined at a later date.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for positions unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications outlined in a role description. We are most interested in finding the best candidates for membership in our drum corps, and that candidate may come from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply to audition, even if you don’t believe you meet all of the qualifications described in the application.

We also acknowledge that there are often barriers to participation in drum corps that we are unaware of. If you are experiencing an obstacle, please let us know by filling out this short form. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Audition Materials Packet – $75
  • One-Day or Video Audition – $100
  • TOTAL = $175 (plus any travel expenses you may incur)

If you are invited to a callback camp, or if you are offered a membership agreement, you will be required to pay an additional $200 camp fee for the first weekend-long camp you attend. Any remaining camps you attend will be free of charge.

We are hosting a series of one-day, in-person auditions across the country throughout October and November. No matter where you attend, you will receive feedback from our expert staff of instructors. In-person, one-day audition sites are planned for the following areas:

  • October 29 – Southern California (Fountain Valley HS) 
  • October 29 – Tulsa, OK (Owasso HS)
  • November 5 – Dallas. TX (Plano Senior HS) 
  • November 5 – Houston, TX (Clear Brook HS) 
  • November 12 – Indianapolis, IN (Avon HS) 
  • November 12 – Atlanta, GA (Central HS – Carrollton, GA)
  • November 19 – Rockford, IL (Guilford HS)

Yes, we will accept video auditions throughout the winter and spring until all performer positions are filled. After you receive feedback from our staff, you may be asked to attend a weekend-long camp before membership is confirmed. If you are offered a membership agreement, you will be required to attend all rehearsal camps for your section. 

To audition by video, you will need to create an account in UltraCamp, purchase the audition packet material, and register for the video audition in order to submit your audition.

Weekend-long callback and rehearsal camps will be held in the Rockford area and are scheduled for the following dates:

  • December 8-10 
  • January 12-14 
  • February TBD 
  • April 26-28 (all sections)

Weekend-long camps will be in the Rockford area and flights should be booked to Chicago O’Hare or Rockford airports. The corps will be unable to provide transportation from Chicago Midway Airport.

All 2023 members of Phantom Regiment in good standing will bypass the initial audition round and proceed straight to the “callback” portion. No former member is guaranteed a spot for the 2024 season, and is expected to earn a contract by continuing to grow to the highest level of achievement. Any eligible 2023 returning member will receive a link to register their intention to participate in callbacks.

All spots are open for the 2024 season, including conductors. Phantom Regiment plans to have 165 performing members on the field in 2024.

The costs to operate a world-class drum corps such as the Phantom Regiment are significant. Tuition and fees paid by members only account for a fraction of the costs associated with operating winter camps and the summer tour. We are still working through the details for 2024 tuition and will release this information once it’s available.  

  • Audition Materials Packet – $75
  • One-Day or Video Audition – $100
  • Your 1st weekend-long camp – $200 (this is a one-time fee for the first camp you attend)
    • Any remaining rehearsal camps you attend will be free of charge
    • Room and board at camps is included
  • Tuition – TBD 

Please also consider your personal travel expenses to/from your audition site, rehearsal camps, and spring training/tour; as well as personal expenses such as mouthpieces, member jackets, tour spending money, etc.

Anyone between the ages of 14 to 21 may audition for the Phantom Regiment. DCI limits the age of participants to 21 years of age and younger. A participant who is 22 years before June 1 would be unable to compete. IF you turn 22 AFTER June 1st, you are eligible to participate in the 2024 season.

Packet, audition, and camp fees are not refundable. These fees are used to produce the high-quality materials, instruction, housing, and food we provide. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Additional Questions?

Please reach out to [email protected] with any additional questions that you might have!