Join the 2018 Seattle Cascades

“Cascades is family, It's an educational opportunity, it's a way to better yourself all around! I would not be the person that I am today or the future music educator that I'll be without this organization.”

- Nick Novy, Head Drum Major 2017-18


Seattle Cascades are a World Class competitive drum & bugle corps. Our mission is to empower young people with opportunities to grow themselves and their communities through transformative educational experiences in the arts. We continue to grow and challenge ourselves to achieve even greater heights as we embark on our 2020 journey.

DCI World Class
Join Us - From a Distance!

Due to the lock-down and social distancing requirements in force across most of the United States, we have switched to online activities for the remainder of the 2020 season.  Our E-Camps are hosted on Zoom.  You can register for the camp(s) you want to attend by clicking one of the links below.

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Join a World-Class Organization

Even though the 2020 tour has been cancelled,  the Seattle Cascades are still looking for talented performers in brass., percussion, and color guard of ages 14 - 21. Those accepted for the 2020/21 season will embark on the journey of a lifetime.. Contracted members and prospective new members will meet on-line in our E-Camps to continue preparing for the 2021 season!

How It Works

Auditions for the 2020 season began in November of 2019. The format was meant to reduce as much stress as possible. Students were evaluated while being immersed in a world class drum corps experience.   

Unfortunately the cancellation of the 2020 National Tour forced us to change our plans.  All members who were Contracted for the 2020 season have had their contracts extended for the upcoming 2021 season, and we continue to audition potential new members!

Everyone is encouraged to attend an E-Camp, even for those who might not be able to march in 2021. Get your foot in the door, the more exposure you have in front of our staff and leadership, the better chances you'll have of being contracted!


All E-camps are free for all! 


New Auditions
Keep up with the latest news and meet other prospective members! Join our Interest Group on Facebook!

2020 E-Camp Schedule

Here are our planned E-Camps for the remainder of the 2020 Season:

  • ​April 25th  

  • May 30th   

  • June 27th   

  • July 25th  

These dates are subject to change, so please monitor the website for updates!  We can assure you 2021 will be an exciting tour with new adventures that you won't want to miss!

When we are able to get back together in person,
here's what you need to know.

Prospective members should dress and prepare for physical activity (marching, running, stretching, dance, ect.). Bring tennis shoes and wear comfortable clothing such as shorts and a light t-shirt. Do bring a sweatshirt or extra layers in case temperature fluctuates or we go outside! Don't forget your water bottle or jug!

For overnight camps, members will need to be prepared to stay overnight. This includes bringing shower gear, toiletries, an air matress, sleeping bag, and everything that you'll need for an overnight say.

Brass Players

Bring your mouthpiece and plan to bring your instrument. If you don't have one to bring, we will provide an instrument for you


Instruments will be provided for prospective members. Bring your drum pad and sticks if you own them.

Color Guard

Equipment will be provided for you. Be sure to bring clothing that is ideal for dancing and movement.

Are you flying to Seattle?

Last year, we welcomed members from 12 states! If you plan on flying into camp, here are a couple of tips. Schedule your flight to arrive on Friday around 4pm and depart around 7pm on Sunday (or Monday for Memorial Weekend Camp. Fly into Sea-Tac International Airport and include your flight information in the registration form. We provide a shuttle service to and from the airport. To cover the cost of fuel and drivers, this service is $20. When you sign up for camp, be sure to include the "SeaTac Airport Shuttle Service" ticket. You'll be contacted a few days prior to camp to finalize your transportation needs. If you have any questions about the shuttle service, email Rod at

Q U E S T I O N S ?

Corps Director | Brian M. Smith

Seattle Cascades Drum and Bugle Corps

is an activity of the Northwest Youth Music Association, 
a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Corporation 

Federal ID 23-7411558

Northwest Youth Music Association

13717 Linden Ave. N #201

Seattle, WA 98133