What class does Redline compete in?
Redline competes in the Percussion Independent World (PIW) class at both WGI and our local circuit, MCGC (Michigan Color Guard Circuit). We typically travel to two WGI regionals throughout the winter, in addition to World Championships in April.
I'm from out of town, can I still audition?
Absolutely. We often have members from Ohio, Indiana and all around the state of Michigan travel to be a part of the group every weekend. If you need assistance making arrangements, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we may be able to help you connect to a carpool.
I don't think I'm good enough to make Redline, should I still come to auditions?
Yes! You never know unless you try. Even if you aren't quite ready for World Class at this point, you'll still get to learn from some of the best educators in the country and the experience will help you become a more confident player for any future auditions.
How can I prepare for the audition process?
Once audition materials are available, download the Audition Packet for the instrument you are interested in and do your best to learn and retain it! Confidence goes a long way - you can’t be confident aren't fully prepared, so learn the exercises in the packet to best represent your abilities.
Look for materials near the end of August. You can check back here or on our Facebook & Instagram pages for updates.
The audition process will also include visual elements and responsibilities.
Am I allowed to miss a Redline camp for a drum corps audition?
Absolutely. We strongly encourage our members to participate in DCI. We only ask that our members make wise choices in order to limit the amount of missed rehearsal time.
My family wants to be involved during the season. Is there anything they can help with?
Yes! Redline would not be able to function without the support of generous sponsors and volunteers.
Tasks we always need help with include: uniform alterations, prop building, fundraising coordination, meal preparation, equipment loading/unloading, and the list goes on. Your friends and family are more than welcome, and their time would be greatly appreciated!