With the DCI audition season in full swing, questions have been rolling in on Instagram and Facebook (live stream Q&A’s on Sundays).
While I’ve started putting out weekly tips on my YouTube channel, I’ve also compiled my most popular posts on the whole process in my 2nd edition of the 2017 DCI and WGI Blogpost Recap.
Below are some of my most popular posts regarding auditions, everything from how to choose a group to the tips and advice I most frequently give to students that are preparing and attending auditions.
Also, I’ve started using my Snapchat @hueiyuanpan to answer video questions. Send me a dm, or better yet, a video message, and I’ll send you a video response back!
Leave me a comment below with any questions or topics you’d like me to cover, and if you know someone that’s auditioning, hit that Share button at the bottom!
Good luck to everyone auditioning this season 🙂
How to Choose a Summer Drum Corps and Winter Group
You’ve seen a show, and you’re pumped at the thought of auditioning. Getting excited is only the first part. Now you need to consider some things that will help you choose which winter group or drum corps is best for you.
Have you done your homework?
The question I would ask myself if I were auditioning at this point in the season, even before auditions have started, is “Have I done my homework?”
5 Things to Do If Auditioning for WGI or DCI Soon
While I explain everyone’s regimen will be different, depending on their individual strengths and weaknesses, there are some general rules of thumb that will be good for anyone.
Bass Auditions: Do you have these traits?
I once explained how reaching out to current members, vets and staff of a group can offer tremendous insight into the audition process. They’ve been in in your exact shoes, AND they’ve come out victorious in the end.
5 Tips for Making the Cut
You’re in a room full of strangers, and everyone wants the same spot. Rather than dwelling on the 100 things that may sink you to the bottom, here are 5 things that will help rise to the top.
The Worst Snare Drummer I’ve Ever Seen
When you’re not chosen, it can shake your sense of purpose or belonging. It’s gonna hurt, but take a lesson from the worst snare drummer I’ve ever seen.
Perform Like a Champion
You’re on the bus. You have 15 minutes before arriving at the lot, and then it’s time to perform like a champion. Good thing you read this beforehand.