October 8, 2023 9:00am - 6:00pm
Etiwanda High School
13500 Victoria St.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
October 15, 2023 9:00am - 6:00pm
October 22, 2023 9:00am - 6:00pm
Etiwanda High School
13500 Victoria St.
Pomona, CA 91739
After you have read all the posted information about our ensemble and reviewed the calendar, you are now ready to follow the steps below to complete your registration.
Please click on the box below and fill out the Registration Form completely. It is important that you fill in your Date of Birth (DOB) in the following format (mm/dd/yyyy). Your phone number must be in the following format (xxx-xxx-xxxx).
Please click on the box below to pay your registration fee online. Please keep a copy of your receipt and bring your receipt to the audition to show proof of payment.AUDITION FEE
Now that you have completed Steps 1 and 2, you can click on the box below to download the material prior to attending the auditions clinic. There will be NO audition material made available at the clinics/auditions.
If you are unable to attend any of the audition dates, you can submit your Audition Videos. Copy the following link https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WjnsFF9reAU5Rofdepv1xRPsUzG4zPfN/view?usp=sharing
After completing your videos, please submit your video links to email@example.com
2024 AUDITION PACKETS NOW AVAILABLE!BATTERYfront ensemble
In order to keep up with the most up-to-date information regarding changes to the workshops dates, times or process, please join our Facebook Interest Group. Click on the box below to request to join the interest group.fb interest group
During the workshops, there will be a good chance there will be more people auditioning than spots available in the ensemble. We want to make sure you are informed of the workshop process, to keep your mind at ease, so you can fully enjoy the educational experience being offered and concentrate on your audition. Attend the workshops and enjoy your time! Come prepared with a positive attitude, meet new people, and take in as much information as you can during the workshops.
HOW THE AUDITION WORKS
At Meraki Percussion, we do not utilize a traditional “cut” system when auditioning members. We believe each participant should fully enjoy the audition process. At the end of the auditions, you will meet with an instructor and be given a number rating of 1, 2, or 3.
During the auditions, you will be evaluated on and will need to be able to demonstrate the following:
1. A desire to be in the ensemble. A great attitude and the ability to take instruction are invaluable.
2. The skills required to be in the ensemble.
3. Commitment to the rehearsal schedule. You need to be in attendance.
4. Ability to pay tuition.
We strive to keep our tuition lower than most other organization, but we need your commitment to meet your financial obligation in a timely manner. Meraki Percussion does not provide transportation to auditions. You are responsible for your travel arrangements for auditions, rehearsals and local shows.
WHAT TO BRING TO AUDITIONS
You are encouraged to bring your own instrument (if possible). The Organization owned instruments will not be issued out until the rehearsals starts and contracts are executed.
Please be sure to wear athletic type clothing (t-shirt and shorts) and tennis shoes during your time at the auditions. This will help for mobility during any stretch exercises and visual portions of the workshops. Please avoid wearing jeans or other clothing that may be restraining.
Please bring auditions material, water, towel and a GREAT ATTITUDE!
We accept Cast Members between the ages of 17 - 22.
Any Cast Member under the age of 18 must have their parent’s and the Band Director’s (if still in high school) written permission to become a Cast Member.
Applicants who still have an outstanding balance with another organization may not become a cast member until their balance is paid off.
expectations as a member of meraki
If you receive a Contract please make sure you sign and return all forms and Membership Fee to your personal consultation with a RCPA Representative.
Be able to pay your fees and participate in the fundraiser
Attend all rehearsals and shows. If you have to miss a rehearsal, please get approval prior to be being absent.
You will receive full instructions at the end of the clinics in becoming a Meraki Cast Member. If you are not offered a spot in the ensemble, the Educational and/or Administration Staff will either explain to you your areas of deficiencies in person or via email, depending on the number of candidates that were not offered a spot. This will be announced at the beginning of the clinics.
All FEES go directly to the ensemble's operations. Listed Below are covered by your fees:
Educational Staff, Production, Rehearsal Sites, Costume and Administration
$10 Discount is available online ONLY before October 1, 2023. $50 Audition Fee after October 1, 2023 (NONREFUNDABLE).
ALL members are suggested to participate in fundraising activities to assist with their financial obligations for the current year.
The 2024 Percussion Cast Member (TBA). The Visual Ensemble Cast Member (TBA). Below are the options to pay your fees:
One (1) Payment and Receive a TBA Discount (Battery & Front Ensemble TBA; Visual Ensemble TBA)
Two (2) Monthly Payments (Battery & Front Ensemble TBA; Visual Ensemble TBA)
Three (3) Monthly Payments (Battery & Front Ensemble TBA; Visual Ensemble TBA)
Four (4) Monthly Payments (Battery & Front Ensemble TBA; Visual Ensemble TBA)
Five (5) Monthly Payments (Battery & Front Ensemble TBA; Visual Ensemble TBA)