Q. How old do I have to be to audition and march?

Membership is limited to individuals between the ages of 16 & 22 – 16 years of age before April 1 or 22 years of age AFTER April 1. Students of all ages are welcome to attend auditions.


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 skill sets for your future goals and endeavors!


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 with communicating directly with the corps. Needless to say, keep an open line of communication between us as well as 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 process will also give insight to the staff on a performer’s potential.


Q. Will Instinct be going to Dayton for the 2020 season?

For the 2020 season, Instinct will be debuting in Southern California Percussion Alliance (SCPA) and will compete in the Winter Guard International (WGI) Power Regional in Southern California.


Q. Can I still audition even if I’m from out of town? 

Yes you can. Be sure to e-mail us so we can go over the necessary steps and logistics to make sure we are on the same page going into the audition.


Q. When does Instinct rehearse?

We will rehearse all day on Sundays through the end of November. From December to April, we will have rehearsals Saturdays, and Sundays.


Q. How much is tuition?

The tuition for the 2020 season is between $1400 and $1600, paid with a monthly payment from November-March. This covers staff, design, entry fees, uniforms and equipment.


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

We offer a limited amount of fundraisers and strongly encourage sponsorship from family, friends and outside sources. Have a plan before you come to auditions!


Q. In what ways could my family help out?

Uniform adjustments, Truck drivers, builders (wood & metal), cooks, etc. If you think you can help, e-mail us!

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