“The separation is in the preparation”
2020 Audition Packages
"The key to your audition is in your preparation. Carefully prepare the audition material and make sure you give yourself the very best chance to show what you are capable of musically and visually. The separation is in the preparation. Those who come prepared will draw the attention of the instructional staff"
Download the package for the instrument(s) you plan to audition. Print the package out, and put them in an inexpensive 3 ring binder. Practice the material! Bring yourself, and your binder to Audition Camp! That's all there is to it! All Seattle Cascades Audition Packages are free!
Important: You must register to attend audition camp, and pay the audition fee online or at the door in order to audition.
Seattle Cascades Video Auditions
If you are unable to attend an audition camp, you may request to audition via a video submission. Video Auditions use the same material as in-person auditions. Please contact the Caption Supervisor for specific instructions for submission. Seattle Cascades Video auditions are available for a fee of $50, but we encourage you to audition in-person if at all possible.
You can find contact information for your Caption Supervisor on our Staff page.
Participant Registration Forms
Important: All prospective members must complete the Seattle Cascades Participant Registration Package and bring the signed acknowledgement pages to camp.
You only need to complete this package once for each season, but it does need to be filled out and in our hands in order for you to participate in camps, or become a contracted member.
Download and print this package, fill them out and bring it with you to camp. If you aren't able to print a copy, we will have blank forms you can fill out at the door.
If you are under the age of 18, there are forms in this package which must be signed by a parent or adult guardian.
You cannot participate in corps sanctioned events (camps, spring training or tour) without these forms on file.
2020 Membership Documentation
Seattle Cascades 2020 Member Handbook
It is our goal as an organization to treat each member as a responsible, intelligent young adult. However, as with any family, there are guidelines that must be followed. This handbook will answer many questions about our organization and present our expectations and rules for the conduct of any individual who becomes a part of this organization.
Northwest Youth Music Association/Seattle Cascades Policies & Procedures
Seattle Cascades Drum and Bugle Corps is operated by the Northwest Youth Music Association (NYMA), a registered 501(c)3 Non-Profit Corporation. The NYMA Board of Directors is fully committed to protecting the health, welfare and safety of all individuals who participate in our programs, while providing a positive and enriching educational experience to our marching members.
Below, you will find links to our current Policies and Procedures, and the most recently published Member Handbook. If you have questions or concerns, you are encouraged to contact our Board of Directors via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NYMA Youth Protection Policy
Northwest Youth Music Association (NYMA) has a zero-tolerance policy toward all forms of harassment and abuse, including but not limited to discrimination, hazing, bullying, sexual harassment and other forms of abusive behaviors. This zero-tolerance policy means that NO form of discriminatory or harassing conduct by or towards any member, instructor, staff, volunteer, or other person within our corps activities will be tolerated. We are committed to enforcing this policy at all levels within the organization.
NYMA Whistleblower Policy
NYMA is committed to taking all reasonable steps to prevent harassment and unethical, illegal or unsafe conduct and will make every reasonable effort to promptly and completely address and correct any such conduct that may occur. This policy explains how to report your concerns, and how we will handle any such concerns reported.
NYMA Physical Safety Guidelines
This policy defines how our administrative and health staff will protect the physical safety of our members, and the procedures to follow should a member be injured or become ill.. It also covers our procedures for working with members with chronic conditions such as Asthma or Anaphyaxis,
NYMA Staff Communications Policy
This policy seeks to ensure that any contact between staff, volunteers, administrators, directors or other representative of the Seattle Cascades and students, members or prospective members occurring on social media, e-mail or other forms of electronic communications is appropriate and professional, and takes place in ways that protect the rights and privacy of all parties involved. This policy applies to all persons representing the Seattle Cascades in any capacity.
NYMA Independent Contractor Agreement Package
This package contains the Independent Contractor Agreement, Background Check Authorization, and Staff and Volunteer Code of Conduct documents which must be executed by all Seattle Cascades staff to perform work on behalf of the organization.