GearWORKS: Green Thunder 2013 Auditions
Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 - 2:05 PM
By Christopher Lugo
Building on its highest placement and score in history, Green Thunder Percussion (GTP), the Independent Open Class percussion ensemble presented by The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps, is now recruiting serious male percussion students in the Chicago-area for the 2013 winter season!
The GearWORKS: Green Thunder 2013 Auditions will be held on Sunday, October 14, with the Call-Back camp held on Sunday, November 4 -- both set at Rosemont Elementary School in Rosemont, Ill.
Green Thunder Percussion's membership is open to all male students between the ages of 13 & 22. Auditions will be held on snare, tenor, bass, keyboard, and percussion/piano.
The organization concurrently serves as an ideal preparation resource for those interested in auditioning for The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps. Through performance opportunities in competitive and non-competitive environments throughout the Midwest, GTP provides a percussive outlet for advanced players under the instruction of some of the most talented and skilled educators in the nation.
The GearWORKS: Green Thunder 2013 Auditions will further present the musical and visual approach utilized by Green Thunder Percussion. The competitive performance season continues through April 2013, and prospective members who audition and are accepted should plan on regular attendance and a serious personal commitment to the group. Almost all scheduling conflicts can be worked out, and certain activities such as school performances and college auditions will take precedent. These will all be worked out at the beginning of the season. All performance dates (TBD) are required.
HOW TO AUDITION FOR GREEN THUNDER PERCUSSION
1. Download and complete the Application Form.
2. Download and complete the Medical Form.
3. Submit your $50 non-refundable GearWORKS: Green Thunder Auditions payment via Cavaliers.org Fee Payment Center.
4. Bring completed Application and Medical Form, as well as sticks/mallets and a practice pad, with you to the Audition Camps.
5. Prepare Audition Materials and a short solo performance piece.
GREEN THUNDER 2013 AUDITION SCHEDULE
GearWORKS is a series of educational programs, tools and events presented by The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps.
About Green Thunder Percussion (GTP)
Green Thunder Percussion (GTP) is an Independent Open Class marching percussion ensemble participating in the Winter Guard International (WGI) circuit. GTP is open to young men in the Chicago area, and concurrently serves as an ideal preparation resource for those interested in auditioning for The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps. Through performance opportunities in competitive and non-competitive environments across the Midwest, Green Thunder Percussion provides a percussion outlet for advanced players under the instruction of some of the most talented and skilled percussive educators in the nation.
Green Thunder Percussion is proudly presented by The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps of Rosemont, Ill.
About The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps
Founded in 1948, The Cavaliers are one of the most successful drum and bugle corps in history, winning 20 national championships, including seven Drum Corps International world championships since 1992. Each summer, 150 male brass, percussion and color guard performers aged 16-22 present a marching music show considered among the most challenging and original in the world.
The group performs at more than 30 competitions across the US and for more than 100,000 fans. Along the way, the young men not only learn about music and performing, but have a life-changing experience based on excellence, teamwork and camaraderie.
The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization sponsored by The Village of Rosemont, Illinois.