Saints 2020

Take the first step towards becoming a member.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Columbus Saints! We ask that you take the time to read all of the information located on this page. If after doing so, you still have a question regarding auditions – please contact us at info@columbussaints.org

AUDITION DETAILS:

Auditions for the Columbus Saints are designed to be a low-stress, friendly, and overall a highly enjoyable experience. The instructional staff will observe your abilities and how well you fit in with the rest of the line in terms of your areas of attitude, achievement, and more.

Your audition results will be based on several factors:

Performance Acumen: Your ability to perform on your instrument or equipment, and ability to develop over time.

Attitude: The Columbus Saints balances a competitive focus, with a fun and friendly attitude. Members need to be able to demonstrate a friendly attitude while being able to focus and be self-motivated.

Financial Responsibility: Are you able to meet member fee requirements and participate in fundraisers. We work to keep the activity affordable so every member is expected to meet their financial obligations on time.

Adaptability: How well you adapt to instructions. Drum corps is a high energy activity, where members will be asked to adapt to design changes based on judges feedback. Like most DCA corps, and regional DCI corps; our schedule is limited so members must be able to adapt quickly to changes, and integrate them into the show.

WHAT TO BRING TO AUDITIONS

  • Your own equipment, if possible (horn/mouthpiece, drum, sticks/mallets, flag/rifle)
  • Your printed audition packet (will be provided shortly after you complete online registration, or when you register on-site)
  • Your audition fee, if not pre-registered
  • Athletic/workout clothing (no jeans) and running shoes (dance shoes for guard)
  • Water jug (minimum ½ gallon)
  • Pencil and 3-ring binder with inserts to hold music (for brass and percussion)
  • Personal music stand

Frequently Asked Questions:

Got questions? Check out our FAQ to learn more: Corps FAQ

  • The 2020 Columbus Saints compete in the DCI All-Age class, DCA Class A, and MACBDA.
  • Membership fees will be finalized soon but will likely total $700 to $800, payable in easy installments.
  • Fees cover instruction, registration fees, and most out-of-state travel, food & lodging
  • Rehearsals and performances are primarily Saturday, with two events Fri-Sun, and World Championship running Friday-Monday (Labor Day Weekend).
  • The average age of the 2019 corps was 20.5 years old with the youngest member aged 14, and the oldest aged 35.
  • Starting in 2020, the Columbus Saints will begin using mixed instrumentation, similar to DCI World Class corps in the early 2000s. High brass will use B Flat Trpt/ F Mellos, while Low Brass will use Bugles – Baritones and Tubas pitched in G during this transition.

Frequently Asked Questions


TWO EASY STEPS TO GET STARTED!

STEP 1: 

2020 Saints Interest Form

STEP 2:

Practice and Prepare for Audition!

A follow-up email will be sent with details on the camp and the audition packet when it becomes available. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out to us at info@columbussaints.org .

WHY THE COLUMBUS SAINTS

World Class

PREPARE

Have your sights set on World or Open Class? Become a member of the Saints and gain the skills you need to get an edge on your audition. Numerous Saints alumni have gone on to ensembles such as Rhythm X, Bluecoats, Legends, Madison Scouts, Cadets, INov8 Percussion, Guardians, Blue Stars, and more.

Continue Performing

CONTINUE

Don’t give up your passion, and community just because you’ve graduated and started work. Our program is perfect for a college student, or working adult who’s looking for a fun, and challenging activity for the weekends! Many Saints alumni marched and work for businesses like GM, LBrands, or attend OSU, CSCC, and more!

BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY

BEGIN

Do you want to be a better performer and experience drum corps at an affordable cost? The Saints is a perfect program for a musician who wants to experience the thrill of competition and touring but without the massive time and money commitment of World or Open Class. Start your drum corps journey with the Saints.