Join the 2018 Seattle Cascades


“Cascades is family, It's an educational opportunity, it's a way to better yourself all around and it's the best summer weight loss program available! 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

The 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. Coming off our 51st year, the Seattle Cascades fielded the largest corps in our history. We continue to grow and challenge ourselves to achieve even greater heights as we embark on our 2018 journey.

DCI World Class
Your next opportunity to join Seattle Cascades is...
May Full Corps Camp #1
May 10, 2019, 5:00 PM
Bonney Lake High School
May Camp begins Friday evening, and runs through Sunday evening. Housing and meals are provided. All contracted members are required to attend.
Join a World-Class Organization

For 2018, the Seattle Cascades will be looking for talented performers in brass., percussion, and color guard of ages 14 - 21. Those accepted for the 2018 season will embark on the journey of a lifetime.. Contracted members will meet for a weekend every month in the Seattle area for rehearsal camps and will come together in early June to begin "All Days" or "Move Ins" before they hit the 10,000 mile summer tour for the summer.

How It Works

Auditions begin during our first weekend long camp in December. The format is meant to reduce as much stress as possible. Students will be evaluated during the weekend while being immersed in a world class drum corps experience.

Everyone is encouraged to attend, even for those who might not be able to march in 2017. This will give you an idea of the physical and musical demands that this activity requires. 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!

Video Auditions

What to Bring to Camp

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.

Keep up with the latest news and meet other prospective 2018 members! Join our 2018 Interest Group on Facebook!

2018 Camp Schedule


Audition Camp
December 15 - 17

Rehearsal Camp #1
January 12 - 14


Rehearsal Camp #2
February 23 - 25


Rehearsal Camp #3

April 27 - 29


Rehearsal Camp #4
May 11- 13

Rehearsal Camp #5
May 25 - 28 (Memorial Camp)

Move in

June 14th

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 | Tommy Williams

Assistant tDirector | Jeremy Bennett

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