2019 Open Auditions

Come join our 2019 season in Percussion independent Open

Nov. 3rd 9am-9pm & Nov. 4th 9am-3pm

All auditions will be held in the Francis Howell North High School. Video auditions are available.


General Information


  • Audition Registration Fee – FREE

    • This is a one-time fee, so if you audition for another section, you do not have to pay it again.

    • The 2019 Technique Packet is included with this purchase

  • Technique Packet ONLY – FREE

    • This option is for those that are interested in only our Audition Information Packet. Once payment is received, you will be sent the audition informational packet. This is only a request for the Audition Information Packet, and does NOT register you for auditions. If you choose to audition, you will need to register & pay the registration fee.

  • If you plan on paying the audition fee at the door, please note that you will not receive the Audition Information Packet in advance, we may not have your free shirt nor will we have your audition sheets printed & ready to go.

  • Lunch will not be provide during Auditions

  • Camp dates are listed above. All camps are mandatory.

  • Membership is limited to the ages between 16 and 22

  • Membership fees will be finalized soon but will likely be between $1000 to $1500. There are many variable costs that go into the membership fees including: food, transportation; housing at regional shows; instruction; equipment; insurance; and fuel costs to name a few

What to Expect


The auditions are not just a walk-thru audition. You will experience what it’s like to be a part of Gateway Percussion during the entire audition process and rehearsals.

The “Auditions" are one day clinics with auditions at Francis Howell North High School. Meals and transportation are not provided 

You will be seen, heard, and receive instruction from some of the best instructors in the country. You will meet and work with other potential members from all over the world.

You will also receive direct feedback from your instructors. This is a great tool for you whether or not you are offered a spot.  You can use this information to improve your marching and playing abilities for future or other auditions. At the end of the audition process, we will notify you of your status. If you are selected to return please insure you can attend the Call back as this is mandatory to be a member of the 2019 Season

What to Bring


  • 2019 Audition Packet (Packets will not be available at the clinic)

  • Athletic shoes for marching

  • Shorts and/or sweatpants for marching (no jeans)

  • Drumsticks, Mallets & Pad, (no need to bring instruments)

  • Sack Lunch or Money For Lunch (no lunch provided)