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Q. Is Instinct going to Dayton, Ohio this season?

Yes! This will be our third consecutive season going to Dayton.

Q. What circuits will Instinct be participating in for the 2024 season?

Instinct will be participating in SCPA and WGI in Independent Open.

Q. How old do I have to be to participate?

Per WGI policy for the 2024 season, performers in an independent class may not be over 24 years of age as of 12:01am on April 1, 2024. 

Q. What if I can't play everything in the audition packet? Should I still audition?

Yes, you should still audition! The packet provides examples of the type of material you'll be asked to play during the season. While it's helpful to be as familiar as possible with the packet so you can demonstrate those skills to our staff, we understand that various factors could affect your ability to play all of the exercises perfectly by the time we get to the audition. We will go over the exercises in the packet on the audition day, so don't worry too much! 

Q. I feel I’m not at a point in my development where I’ll make the group just yet. Should I still audition?

Of course you should! Trust the process and give yourself permission to be in an environment that might be uncomfortable, but is new and exciting. You’ll gain more experience and continue to build on your current skills for your future goals and endeavors!

Q. Will Instinct have a visual ensemble for the 2024 season?

Yes! We're seeking performers who are familiar with the marching activity and are moderately proficient in dance/movement and music. Anyone interested in auditioning for our visual ensemble should plan to attend our in-person auditions, but do not need to worry about having any material prepared. Just bring plenty of water and be ready to move!

Q. What if I want to march drum corps?

That’s great! We encourage drum corps participation. Most corps are flexible with the indoor activity. If needed, we’ll do what we can in communicating directly with the corps when applicable. Needless to say, keep an open line of communication between us and the corps. The most important thing is communication!

Q. What factors are taken into account for the auditions?

There are several factors taken into account for your audition. Your skill set and ability are factored in, but so is your attitude and willingness to grow. Improvement throughout the audition process will give additional insight to the staff on a performer’s potential.

Q. When does Instinct rehearse?

We typically rehearse on Sundays through November, then Saturdays and Sundays from December through March. Saturdays from 9am-9pm and Sundays from 9am-6pm.

Q. How much is tuition?

The tuition for the 2024 season is expected to be between $2500 and $2700, paid with a monthly payment from November - March. Our visual ensemble can expect that range to be between $2000 and $2200 to reflect rehearsal time and instruction for that section. The tuition covers staff, design, travel and lodging while in Ohio, uniforms, and equipment.

Q. What if I have a financial situation that might prevent me from participating?

Once offered membership in our ensemble, we strongly encourage sponsorship from family, friends and other outside sources. We will also provide limited fundraising opportunities. If you find yourself unable to make tuition payments based on our payment schedule, you can reach out to our administrative team at Instinct is a huge supporter in promoting equity in the performing arts, and we strongly believe that money should never limit your personal or professional growth.

Q. In what ways could my family help out?

Uniform adjustments, truck drivers, builders (wood & metal), and more! If you think you can help, reach out to us on our Contact Page and we'll get in touch with you soon!

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