Audition Camps for 2020 Season

Note: each auditionee need only attend one of the auditions.
Nov. 24; Waconia, MN; Brass only; Waconia High School
Nov. 29, 30, Dec. 1; Indianapolis, IN; All sections Indiana State Fairgrounds  Indianapolis, IN (Airport Code: IND)
TBD; Northern Virginia; Brass only
TBD; Houston, TX; Brass and Percussion only
TBD; Central Florida; All sections
TBD; Southern California; Brass and Percussion only
TBD; Dallas, TX; Guard Only

Audition Fees for 2020 Season

Audition fees for the 2020 Season will be set in late-summer/early fall 2019.

Winter Camps

January 11-12 Percussion Callback Camp: Location TBD
January 17-19 Brass and Percussion Callback Camp: Indiana State Fairgrounds
March 6-8 Brass Camp: Indiana State Fairgrounds
April 24-26 All Sections: Indiana State Fairgrounds

Full weekend camps begin on Friday nights at 8:00 p.m. with registration beginning at 6:00 p.m., and end on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 p.m.

We ask that when booking flights for camps, that you make every effort to obtain a flight that arrives on Friday night no later than 6:00 p.m., and leaves on Sunday evening no earlier than 6:00 p.m. If you need to book a flight that does not meet these guidelines, please let us know, whether it be a tremendous savings on flight costs, or a school conflict. Please also keep in mind that every minute of camp is essential to the success of the Blue Stars, but we also understand that during the winter season, we need to work with conflicts. Please direct any questions to Corps Director, Russ Gavin at

Spring Training Move-Ins

Move in for spring training is TBD but historically begins around May 20. The location will be announced later in the winter season.

If a member that is selected for performance is a high school student, they will be excused to attend school to finish classes and exams, although the student is expected to make every attempt to be released early. The Corps Director, Russ Gavin, will help with this process. In addition, with more than 24 degreed teachers on staff, we are equipped to administer finals, etc. Each situation like this will be handled on an individual basis, based on proximity to the move-in location, and that individual member's ability.

Email the Director if you have questions about conflicts.