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Clinic

October 10, 2021 9:00am - 6:00pm

Diamond Ranch High School
100 Diamond Ranch Rd,
Pomona, CA 91766

audition rounds #1 & #2

October 17, 2021 9:00am - 6:00pm
October 24, 2021 9:00am - 6:00pm

Diamond Ranch High School
100 Diamond Ranch Rd,
Pomona, CA 91766

how to register for auditions

After you have read all the posted information about our very talented ensemble and reviewed the calendar, you are now ready to follow the steps below to complete your registration.

Step 1

COMPLETE our audition registration form

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).

registration FORM

Step 2

Pay your $30 registration fee online before 10/10/21. $45 after 10/10/2021.

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.

registration FEE

Click Here  to provide information for your free t-shirt (Participants ONLY).

Step 3

Download your audition materials

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.

AUDITION PACKETS NOW AVAILABLE! CLICK BELOW FOR YOUR DESIRED SECTION

BATTERYfront ensemble

Step 4

join meraki percussion social channels

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

Step 5

ATTEND YOUR AUDITION EXPERIENCE

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!

member eligibility

membership eligibility

  • We accept both male and female between the ages of 17 - 22.

  • All applicants 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 percussion

  • 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 mandatory fundraiser

  • Attend all rehearsals and shows. If you have to miss a rehearsal, please get approval prior to be being absent.

post-audition information

You will receive full instructions at the end of the clinics in becoming a Meraki Percussion 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.

financial obligations

All FEES go directly to the ensemble's operations. Listed Below are covered by your fees:
        Educational Staff, Production, Rehearsal Sites, Costume and Administration

audition fees

$15 Discount is available online ONLY before October 10, 2021. $45 Registration Fee if paid in person and after October 10, 2021 (NONREFUNDABLE).

fundraising

ALL members are required to meet the minimum amount that is stated in the Cast Member Contract. Any additional amount raised will be applied to the members account which will reduce their financial obligations for the current year.

Fee schedule

The 2022 Percussion Cast Member $2,100. The Visual Ensemble Cast Member $1,800. Below are the options to pay your fees: