Started in 2008 as Green Thunder Percussion, Cavaliers Indoor Percussion (CIP) is shaking up the world of WGI as the premier Independent World Class percussion program of The Cavaliers, the 7-time DCI World Champion based out of Rosemont, Illinois.
To participate in Cavaliers Indoor Percussion's Audition Experience events:
To be eligible for Membership in Cavaliers Indoor Percussion:
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 CIP'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 CIP'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.
Cavaliers Indoor Percussion's 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, returning membership, family, and volunteers.
Auditioning for a group like CIP 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!
SIGN UP FOR YOUR AUDITION EXPERIENCE
The CIP Audition Experience fee of $75 includes the 1-day audition, your Audition Materials, and a light meal.
Contact CIP@cavaliers.org if you have any questions or conflicts.
PREPARE WITH YOUR AUDITION MATERIALS
ATTEND YOUR AUDITION EXPERIENCE
If you have any questions about auditioning for or performing with Cavaliers Indoor Percussion, please email CIP's directors at CIP@cavaliers.org.