Can I march ViP and drum corps?
Yes, in fact, we encourage it, though this is obviously a larger undertaking financially. In terms of scheduling, we allow our members to miss one weekend per month to attend drum corps camps. The only exceptions to this policy are shows (especially WGI Regionals) and the entire month of March, during which 100% attendance is required. This is pretty standard, and most drum corps will work with us so that you can do both groups successfully. In fact, many DCI groups have begun to excuse all percussion and guard from their March camps, due to a high volume of WGI related conflicts during that month. So, this is almost a non-issue, as long as the applicant is organized and driven.
Can I march ViP and my high school's indoor line?
It's possible, and not without precedent. Decisions on this will be made on a case-by-case basis, depending on the demands of an offered role in ViP vs. the demands of the applicant's role in his/her high school ensemble.
Are there fundraising options available to help with my dues?
Yes. For more info on this, contact Executive Director Roger Treacher.
How do we get to Dayton, Ohio?
ViP provides transportation by charter bus to and from Dayton, Ohio. The bus will leave from Boswell High School on Tuesday before championships, and return on Sunday.
Does ViP provide meals?
Members are responsible for meals at all ViP functions. Donations for snacks and refreshments at shows are greatly appreciated. For more information, please contact Stuart Spoon, our volunteer coordinator at email@example.com.
Can my parents help out with the ensemble?
We encourage all members to get their parents involved with the parent volunteer group. Parent support is an integral part of any marching organization. If you wish to help in any way please contact Stuart Spoon, our volunteer coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I get a ride to rehearsal?
We have members coming from all over Texas. Getting a ride once you make the ensemble is usually not a problem. In the event that you make the ensemble and no one is coming from your area you are still responsible for getting to and from practice.
What is the ensemble size?
Our ensemble consists of snares, quads, basses, cymbals, and front ensemble. The ensemble will total 40 members and will be determined during audition camps.
How will I know the schedule?
All dates for rehearsals and shows will be posted on the member Facebook group and Slack.