Audition Camps for 2020 Season

Note: each prospective member need only attend one of the auditions.
Nov. 24; Twin Cities, MN; Brass only; Location TBA
Nov. 29, 30, Dec. 1; Indianapolis, IN; All sections Indiana State Fairgrounds (4-H Exhibit Hall), Indianapolis, IN (Airport Code: IND)
Dec. 8; Sterling, VA; Brass only; Park View High School
Dec. 8; Spring, TX; Brass and Percussion only; Klein Collins High School
Dec. 15; Lakeland, FL; All sections; Southeastern University
Dec. 15; Southern California; Percussion only; Location TBA
Dec. 15; Gilbert, AZ; Brass only; Williams Field High School
Dec. 15; Dallas, TX; Guard Only; Coppell HS Field House

Audition Fees for 2020 Season

Indianapolis Weekend
Until November 1: New Member - $150, Returning Member - $100
On or after November 1: New Member - $200, Returning Member - $150

Single Day Auditions (Minneapolis, Northern Virginia, Florida, Southern California, Texas, Arizona)
Until November 1: $75
On or after November 1: $100
At the door: $125

Video Auditions: $75

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.