• Heat Wave 2020 Video Auditions
    Heat Wave 2020 Video Auditions
    Join Florida's only DCI drum & bugle corps for our 2020 season!


  • The next Heat Wave Rehearsal/Audition event will be on Saturday, June 26 at Bear Creek Recreation Complex in Orlando, FL (1600 Bear Crossing Dr, Orlando, FL 32824) from 9am-7pm. 

  • Lunch and a snack will be provided but please eat breakfast before you arrive and plan to eat dinner after you leave. 

  • Overnight housing will not be provided for this camp but there are many local hotels with affordable rooms available. If you book your own room and will need transportation to and from the rehearsal event, contact alex@heat-wave.org

  • Please bring your own instrument or equipment if possible as Heat Wave instruments may be limited. 

  • A virtual opportunity will be offered to those unable to attend in person. 

  • Temperature checks will be performed at check in and masks will be required with social distancing enforced at all times.



How do auditions work?

This season, Heat Wave will hold virtual auditions before meeting in-person, hopefully after the indoor guard season. To download your free audition packet, go to www.heat-wave.org/2021 to register for section specific materials. Once downloaded, you will be instructed to register for a video audition opportunity to submit a video and receive live feedback from a member of our educational team. After you receive your feedback, you may be offered membership in Heat Wave and accept specific performance contracts as they become available.

Is there a deadline to audition?

Auditions will be held until all positions are filled. All positions are available except drum major. Auditions are reviewed monthly and feedback sessions scheduled during our virtual audition events (similar to a typical winter/spring schedule).

I was contracted for 2020, do I need to audition again?

As promised, contracted 2020 members are guaranteed membership in 2021. We do expect these members to participate in the virtual events and assignments (including submitting a video audition) for placement within the ensemble. All payments from 2020 apply to 2021 so there is no additional registration cost to 2020 members (a coupon code will be sent to 2020 members for free registration - if you did not receive one please reach out to us at info@heat-wave.org).

When will in person events start?

With the current uncertainty, it is difficult to predict. Heat Wave is preparing to resume in person events in spring 2021 following the conclusion of the winter guard/percussion season if we can do so safely.

What will the program be for 2021?

Our move ins will start on Friday, July 23 and we will return to Florida from Indianapolis, IN on Sunday, August 15. Check out our full schedule at https://www.heat-wave.org/calendar

What if I live far away?

Heat Wave holds in-person events in Florida before the national tour. Most members live in Florida, but we have had members from across the US and Europe. If you live far away, you can coordinate with the staff to complete virtual assignments instead of in-person rehearsal camps until the beginning of the summer program.

What does it cost?

The cost to audition for 2021 is only $20. Once you are offered a contract, the membership fees for 2021 are $2,150. Heat Wave does not charge additional camp fees.


Fill out the pdf below and bring the signed copy with you to your first in person camp. If you're under 18, make sure you have a parent/guardian sign it in all the correct places. You won't be able to participate in any Heat Wave rehearsals or events without this paperwork filled out and on file! The COVID-19 Health Screening form must be filled out and brought with you to each Heat Wave event.

2021 Applicant Forms

COVID-19 Health Screening