OCI 2024 Percussion Auditions

Dates and Locations

October 8th, October 15th, and October 22nd

La Mirada High School

13520 Adelfa Dr.

La Mirada, CA



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Please note that participant must not be older than 22 years of age as of 12:01 AM on April 1, 2024

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Please check all that apply to you.

Please list any performance experience you have in pageantry, including previous drum corps, indoor percussion ensmebles, winter guard groups, etc.

After clicking "Submit", please click the "Pay Fee & Get Audition Packet" button.

Audition packet will be emailed within 24 hours of receiving payment.


Can I attend the clinics just to learn?

You are welcome to come to the clinics just to learn and experience what OCI is like without actually auditioning. You would come to the clinic and just let the instructor know you do not intend to audition.

What is the age limit?

As per WGI stipulations, performers shall not be over 22 years of age as of 12:01 AM on April 1, 2024. There is not a bottom age limit to audition or attend the clinics, though most performers who end up making the ensemble tend to be age 18+.

Can I do a video audition?

We occasionally have performers who live far away submit a video audition, which is approved on a case by case basis. If you're a contender for a spot, you will need to attend the second audition in person. Email orangecountyindependent@gmail.com if you are interested in this option.

What are the audition requirements for the visual ensemble (VE)?

VE auditionees will be contacted about their audition expectations closer to auditions.

Can I audition even if I don't live near Orange County?

Yes! We encourage individuals from across the country (or globe!) to participate in our auditions. While OCP mainly practices and performs in SoCal, every year we have members from around the country. In the past, we've also had members from Belgium, Japan, and Colombia. If you earn a spot, you'll have to make arrangements to move to SoCal or drive/carpool if you live within driving distance.

What is the cost to audition?

The audition fee is $60 and includes clinics, registration, and audition packet.


Designers & Caption Heads


Paul Rennick

Clinician & Consultant


James Catherall

Front Ensemble Caption Head


Akira Torrijos

Visual Caption Head


Steven Estudillo

Program Consultant

Battery Staff


Matt Gomez

Battery Caption Head


Jesus Sanchez

Snare Consultant


Eddie Mijares

Snare Instructor


Dylan Fisher

Tenor Instructor


Brandon Zackey

Tenor Instructor


Will Belford

Tenor Instructor


Carlos Lujan

Bass Instructor


Kyle Harry

Bass Instructor


Julian Rojas

Cymbal Instructor

Front Ensemble Staff


James Catherall

Front Ensemble Instructor


Grace Matthews

Front Ensemble Instructor


Steven Ornelas

Front Ensemble Instructor

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