Backstage Virtual Auditions

Your pathway to the Boston Crusaders

Begin your audition for the 2021 Boston Crusaders with Backstage! When you enroll, you will receive inside access to the exercises and technique used by the Boston Crusaders, plus connect with our world-class staff for feedback and evaluation. With new content and lessons released throughout this year-long program, Backstage will serve as the audition platform for the 2021 Boston Crusaders, or enroll today to prepare for a future audition! Our tools and resources are designed to help musicians and color guard members to prepare for a career in drum corps, marching band, or an indoor ensemble.

The Audition Process

What to expect during a Backstage audition

  • Music and Materials

    Receive everything you need to prepare for an audition through an interactive virtual platform. Learn all of the Boston Crusaders' warmups and technique for musical and visual excellence, plus receive bonus sheet music like show excerpts and lot tunes.

  • Exclusive Footage

    Watch how it's done with instructional videos and never-before-seen tour footage. Our instructors break down key topics to master your audition through in-depth technique videos. Then, test your progress by playing along to live examples!

  • Evaluation and Feedback

    Your audition will consist of a series of video assignments based on your enrollment date. Instead of a quick one-off audition, our staff will provide personalized feedback after each assignment. The goal is to showcase your growth over time.

Plus, each member of Backstage will receive a welcome pack full of Backstage goodies!

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Program Overview

Hear more about Backstage from Director Chris Holland!

2021 Season At A Glance

As we continue to monitor public health guidelines, here's what you can expect this season

  • Full Move-In Experience

    Beginning in July, the 2021 Boston Crusaders will move into a controlled environment at Castleton University in Vermont. Members will stay in dormitories while participating in training.

  • Local and Indy Performances

    After departing move-ins, the Boston Crusaders will embark for a series of New England area performances. The season will conclude at DCI's Indianapolis show weekend, August 12-14.

  • High-Octane Show

    The 2021 show will certainly not disappoint. The Boston Crusaders will be welcoming back drum corps with a fresh, full, high energy field show like you have never seen before.

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Go Backstage Now!

Get your inside look at the Boston experience before this season passes you by. Auditions close April 1st!