2018 Audition Dates and Locations



1st Auditions

October 1st, 2017

9 am - 6 pm

South Pointe High School Band Room

801 Neely Rd

Rock Hill, SC 29732

2nd Auditions

October 15th, 2017

9 am - 6 pm

South Pointe High School Band Room

801 Neely Rd

Rock Hill, SC 29732

Final Auditions

October 29th, 2017

9 am - 6 pm

South Pointe High School Band Room

801 Neely Rd

Rock Hill, SC 29732





Frequently Asked Questions


When are Auditions for Civitas 2018?


There will be 3 Audition Camps this season. You must attend one of the first two camps plus the final audition camp.

Sunday October 1st, 2017 – 9am – 6pm (South Pointe High School)
Sunday October 15th, 2017 – 9am – 6pm (South Pointe High School)
Sunday October 29th, 2017 – 9am – 6pm (South Pointe High School)

The audition schedule is meant to try to accommodate busy fall schedules. It is understood that there may be conflicts with one or more of the audition dates. You are encouraged to make as many as possible to give yourself the best opportunity to make a spot in the ensemble. Registration will start at 8:30. 


What should I do to prepare for the Audition?


1.     You must fill out an audition form listing the instrument you are auditioning on.

2.     There is a one-time fee of $50 to register.

3.     You must purchase your audition packet download.  There is a $20 fee for the audition packet.

4.     If you want to be a part of Civitas you must Practice, Practice, Practice!


Civitas is interested in talented performers with the right attitude and work ethic. The best steps you can take toward that are coming to auditions with a full command of the audition material and an open mind.


What WGI classification is Civitas competing in this season?


Civitas will competing in the Percussion Independet Open class for the 2017-2018 season.


Can I be in Civitas and in school also?


Yes, you are encouraged to have a job or be in school while participating as a performer in Civitas.  We will hold all rehearsals on the weekend. Rehearsals will start at 8:00pm on Friday and will end Sunday at 3.   


How much does it cost?


There is a one-time Audition Fee of $50. Membership dues are $1100 for new members and $1000 for returning members. Payment due dates are scheduled throughout the season for those who cannot pay in one lump sum. Fundraising opportunities will be given throughout the season. Civitas does everything possible to manage expenses to keep dues as low as possible. Our instructional and support staff largely donate their time. Dues must be paid in full on the required due date or you will be dismissed from the ensemble.


What other expenses do we have throughout the year?


Not included in the membership dues are expenses like a Civitas jacket (app. $75) and any shoes needed for your performance.


Do you provide housing?


Civitas does NOT provide housing during the standard weekend camps. However, once the ensemble is set, Civitas will help make arrangements to try to ensure that members all have a place to stay for camp weekends. NOTE: We will provide housing for some out of town shows and WGI Finals.


What is the rehearsal and performance schedule for the season?


After auditions, there are rehearsals and/or performances every weekend for the duration of the season. This will be update on the Schedule page once Contest Dates have been set.


Can I still teach a high school program?


It is our hope that performers from Civitas would have an interest in teaching high school groups in the area. Often there are many opportunities. Becoming part of Civitas, you will realize all members involved make many sacrifices. One is the sacrifice of time. Attendance at camps is mandatory. Even with teaching other groups, one must understand that you have made a commitment to be a performer in Civitas. School related activities that are a part of the grade for the class, and family emergencies have been excused in the past. Time management of your family, school, work, and social schedules need to allow you to attend every rehearsal.




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2018 Audition Camp Fee
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