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Join Chromium Winds


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Join Chromium Winds


THIS IS YOUR CHANCE

Chromium Winds (CW) is the brand new co-ed performance ensemble presented by The Cavaliers, the 7-time DCI World Champion based out of Rosemont, Illinois. This is YOUR chance to join the inaugural season of this WGI Winds ensemble, challenge yourself as a performer, and help shape the future of Chromium!


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Eligibility & Requirements


Eligibility & Requirements


ELIGIBILITY OVERVIEW

To participate in Chromium Winds' Audition Experience events:

  1. You must be at least a freshman in high school; and
  2. You must have parental permission;

To be eligible for Membership in Chromium Winds:

  1. You must be a male or female student who is serious about performance;
  2. You must be age 15 by January 1, 2017; and
  3. You must meet the five requirements below

FIVE REQUIREMENTS FOR CHROMIUM WINDS Membership

I. TALENT – The instructional staff will evaluate your abilities on your instrument/equipment, your movement ability, your development and progress over a period of time based on specific criteria as outlined in the audition material.

II. FEES AND PAYMENTS – You need to demonstrate willingness and ability to fulfill the financial commitment as described in the audition information packet. We expect payments to be made in a timely manner. Any difficulties in adhering to the payment schedule must be discussed with Chromium's management.

III. ATTENDANCE – You will be expected to attend all rehearsals and performances. When you attend an Audition Experience event, you should discuss with the staff any known events that conflict with rehearsal or performance dates. If you have a critical family or school conflict with a camp, notify Chromium's management as soon as you become aware of the issue. If we don’t hear from you, we consider the absence unexcused, which could negatively impact your membership status. You will need to clear your winter calendar of all conflicts.

IV. ATTITUDE – You will need to maintain a positive attitude in challenging circumstances. The hours are long and the work is hard. You will be asked to do things that you’ve never done and work harder than you probably ever have. Your ability to stay positive and focused will help you and those around you meet the challenges you’ll face.

V. HEALTH – You must be physically, mentally and emotionally able to withstand the rigorous requirements of practices, performances, and travel. A complete health history and sports physical are required. If you have ANY doubts about this program, please discuss your concerns with corps management and medical staff.

DON’T BE AFRAID TO CHALLENGE YOURSELF – YOU CAN DO THIS!


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GEAR UP


GEAR UP


THE AUDITION EXPERIENCE PROCESS

Chromium Winds' Audition Experience events are YOUR opportunity to take performance and excellence to the next level, while learning from an incredible group of educators who are interested in helping you develop. This is your chance to meet the entire organization, including our passionate leadership, educational teams, and volunteers.

Auditioning for a group like Chromium can seem intimidating, but know that we are here to make sure YOU are prepared for the challenge. There is a LOT to know, learn, and do as you get ready for the audition. Take it one step at a time: Ask questions, put in the work, enjoy the process, and put your best foot forward.

Here's a brief overview of how the process works and what you need to do to get through it successfully.

STEP 1

SIGN UP FOR YOUR AUDITION EXPERIENCE 

Your Audition Experience Fee of $75 includes the 1-day audition, your Audition Materials, and a light meal.

We want to see you at either the October 30 or November 6 audition – Contact Chromium@cavaliers.org if you have questions or conflicts.


STEP 2

PREPARE WITH YOUR AUDITION MATERIALS

  1. Audition Materials are INCLUDED with your Audition Experience Fee. After purchasing the audition, you will receive the Audition Materials via email.
  2. GET TO WORK. Be as prepared as you can be by committing to a regular practice schedule, asking questions, and sharing your progress in the Facebook Audition Group.

STEP 3

JOIN OUR FACEBOOK AUDITION GROUP


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STEP 4

ATTEND YOUR AUDITION EXPERIENCE

  1. Come prepared with a positive attitude;
  2. Give yourself plenty of opportunities to perform in front of others;
  3. Take in and apply as much information as you can;
  4. Stay calm and focused in the audition process; and
  5. Challenge yourself and have a great time!


IF YOU GET A CALL-BACK . . .

  1. Plan to attend the November Call-Back Camp;
  2. Get prepped with music and visual requirements;
  3. Make plans for Chromium's 2017 Rehearsal and Performance Schedule
  4. Start formulating your fundraising plans!
  5. Fill out any required Chromium documentation

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Chromium Audition Experience


Chromium Audition Experience


Chromium Winds (CW) is the brand new co-ed WGI Winds program presented by The Cavaliers. The Chromium Audition Experience is YOUR chance to join the inaugural season of CW while challenging yourself to a new level of performance.

Performers can expect an inspiring and challenging day of drumming at their absolute best. We want all of the performers to walk away with a great experience and a wealth of knowledge to take forward!


Chromium Audition Experience #1

Date: October 30, 2016
Location: West Leyden High School, Melrose Park, IL
Price: $75 includes 1-day audition, Audition Materials, and a light meal

Chromium's Audition Experience features our passionate educational team in the areas of brass, woodwinds, percussion, and visual. This 1-day event centers around the GearWORKS methodology with an emphasis on a motivational clinic environment, with individual and group evaluations along the way.


CHROMIUM Audition Experience #2

Date: November 6, 2016
Location: West Leyden High School, Melrose Park, IL
Price: $75 includes 1-day audition, Audition Materials, and a light meal

Chromium's Audition Experience features our passionate educational team in the areas of brass, woodwinds, percussion, and visual. This 1-day event centers around the GearWORKS methodology with an emphasis on a motivational clinic environment, with individual and group evaluations along the way.


CHROMIUM Call-Back Camp

Date: TBD
Location: TBD

Chromium Winds' Call-Back Camp is for those performers who have successfully advanced through the Audition Experience events and casting process.

More information coming soon.


WHAT TO BRING

  • Audition Materials (sent after you register)
  • Athletic rehearsal clothing and shoes
  • Sticks/mallets, practice pad, metronome, and ear plugs
  • 3-ring binder with notebook, plastic sheets, and pencil
  • Please make sure to place your name on all of your items.

CONTACT

If you have any questions about auditioning for or performing with Chromium Winds, please email CIP's director Jordan Yi at Chromium@cavaliers.org.