Become a GEm

Fill out our 2024 interest form to stay in the loop with all things auditions, 
performances, and more!


It is not too late to join for the 2024 season! 
We have openings in trumpets, mellophones, guard, and front ensemble. We would love to get these positions filled this season! If you would be interested in joining, please fill out our interest form, and don't hesitate to reach out to us to ask us any questions via email - We hope you will join us for another historic season!


Review audition material below! Be sure to read all instructions and details carefully to be fully prepared for your audition. 

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Video auditions are free, and can get you early feedback prior to your in-person audition or camp you attend!

Submit here

Why Become a Gem?

Photos by Kade McKeever(@mckurves)


Make life long friendships, grow as a performer and musician, and tour around the region performing as a Gem. Get world-class instruction from a staff who cares about YOU, not just your dot. 
All of this for only $550. You won't beat that price anywhere else, and every cent goes towards your member experience.

If you have any questions, please reach out to, we would love to assist you!

Learn from an Amazing Staff

Learn from staff who have marched and participated in some of the best programs in the activity. Mandarins, Blue Knights, Troopers, Madison Scouts, and more. Learn directly from music educators who have a passion for teaching and helping you grow.

Form Life-Long Friendships

Make some amazing friendships and connections in the drum corps and music world that will last a lifetime. 
A safe place to learn and grow alongside so many other talented performers from across the region.

Become a Leader

Learn what it takes to become a leader and better individual. Being a team player is a big part of drum corps, and is also a marketable skill to learn. Come see how much you can grow in a summer!

Tour the Region

Tour across the region with the Gems, and get to meet, experience, and watch some of the best performers in the nation compete in the Drum Corps International Tour. There is truly nothing like it.