XRG 2020 Auditions


Crossroads strives to provide accessibility to a world-class caliber of instruction. Collectively, our educational team has 70+ years of marching and teaching experience, and we will do our part to provide access to this knowledge and expertise. In part, our mission is to be at the forefront of education for the marching-arts activity in the Midwest region.


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Pre-season Clinics

To promote student involvement and interaction with our educational team, XRG is hosting three pre-season clinics.

  • Open to individuals of any age

  • Open to individuals with any/no prior experience

  • No commitment to march the 2020 season with Crossroads

  • Two rehearsal blocks of instruction from our Educational Team

These are meant to be a learning opportunity for anybody who wants to learn!
Details and Registration can be found below.

Thanks to a recent partnership between Crossroads Indoor, Des Moines Public Schools, and Valley High School, these clinics are free-of-charge for any students enrolled in DMPS or who are current members of the Valley Marchmasters.


Auditions

Crossroads Guard competes in WGI competition under Independent A classification (WGI IA). Individuals interested in marching the 2020 competitive WGI season with XRG are encouraged to attend pre-season clinics as an opportunity to learn from our Educational Team, but the only event that is required is the Audition Event.

Although anybody may attend the Audition Event, to be eligible to march the 2020 season, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • 22 or younger on April 1, 2020

  • Able to attend weekend rehearsals throughout January, February, and March

  • Able to attend WGI World Championships the week of March 30 - April 5, 2020

  • Able to meet a financial obligation (Member Fee) of approximately $1200 (payable in installments over four-months time)

  • If you are a high school student, your high school must not have a competitive winter guard program.

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CHOOSE YOUR EVENTS

CLINIC 1
EXPERIENCE XRG

Sunday, October 20, 2019
Registration: 9:00 AM
Clinic: 9:30-12:30, 1:30-5:30
Location TBA (Des Moines Area)
$25 Participation Fee*

CLINIC 2
EXPERIENCE MOVEMENT & FLAG

Sunday, October 27, 2019
Registration: 9:00 AM
Clinic: 9:30-12:30, 1:30-5:30
Location TBA (Des Moines Area)
$25 Participation Fee*

CLINIC 3
EXPERIENCE RIFLE & SABRE

Sunday, November 3, 2019
Registration: 9:00 AM
Clinic: 9:30-12:30, 1:30-5:30
Location TBA (Des Moines Area)
$25 Participation Fee*

AUDITION EVENT

Sunday, November 10, 2019
Registration: 9:00 AM
Auditions: 9:30-12:30, 1:30-5:30
Location TBA (Des Moines Area)
$50 Participation Fee**

*There is a $25 fee for participation in each XRG Pre-season Clinic, which must be paid by the start of the event. This fee is non-refundable and will NOT be applied towards 2020 membership fees. Thanks to a recent partnership between Crossroads Indoor, Des Moines Public Schools, and Valley High School, these clinics are free-of-charge for any students enrolled in DMPS or who are current members of the Valley Marchmasters.

**There is a $50 fee for participation in the XRG Audition Event, which must be paid by the start of the event. This fee is non-refundable; should an individual be offered membership for the 2020 season, this fee WILL be applied towards their membership dues.


PREPARE THE MATERIAL

2020 Audition Material is still being produced.
Please Register above, and we will email you when material is released (tentatively September 1, 2019)


PAY IN ADVANCE

Payments for Clinics or Auditions may be made the day of the Event by Cash or Check (Payable to Crossroads Percussion), or may be made online at anytime below.

 

XRG PRE-SEASON CLINICS
(you may choose quantity while checking out)

 

XRG 2020 AUDITION EVENT

 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Your Events begin Sunday morning - is there any way for me to travel Saturday night?

Yes! Although Crossroads does not own an overnight facility, we have a strong network of volunteers (and former marching members) who live in the area that would be more than happy to host you for the night! If this applies to you, please Register above, then reach out to us directly at CrossroadsPercussion@gmail.com regarding your specific circumstance.

I have a non-negotiable obligation on the date of the Audition Event - help!

This is more common than you may think. We do our best to avoid potential conflicts when scheduling our Events, but we can’t possibly avoid everything! If you are interested in membership, but cannot attend the Audition Event, please Register above; there is an option to indicate that you cannot attend auditions, but still would like to audition! We are happy to allow you to formally audition at one of the Pre-season Clinics. Alternatively, we can schedule a live-video audition on a different date.

What should I bring to Clinics/Auditions?

  • Crossroads will provide poles and silks. We have a limited number of Rifles and sabres. If you own your own rifle or sabre, please bring it with you.

  • Crossroads does NOT provide lunch. There are often many options for lunch within walking (or very short driving) distance of our rehearsal sites, but individuals are encouraged to bring their own lunch if they like.

  • Individuals should wear athletic, dark clothing.