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.
Your next opportunity to join Seattle Cascades is...
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 can be arranged on a case by case basis for those who can't make it to our December Audition Camp. You will submit your video to your caption supervisor showcasing your skills and fundamentals. However, sending in and audition video that is approved won't entirely secure a spot in the drum corps. A down payment towards the 2018 tuition will need to be made as well as attending selected mandatory rehearsal camps. Please contact your caption supervisor for details. Send an e-mail or click the brass, percussion or guard links below to begin the process.
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.
2018 Camp Schedule
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)
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q U E S T I O N S ?
Corps Director | Tommy Williams
Assistant tDirector | Jeremy Bennett