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Jersey Surf 2014 Membership Request
Step 1: Tell us a little about yourself. (if you already have a profile created in CorpsData with Jersey Surf or another corps, just enter the e-mail address associated with that profile and your password. DO NOT create a new profile.)
Rehearsal camps are held at the Camden County Technical School on Cross Keys Road in Sicklerville, NJ. Please check the schedule for specific information. Parents wishing to book hotel rooms for the weekend can locate a number of quality properties in every price range in the Mount Laurel, NJ area, just 9 miles from the rehearsal location.
The Jersey Surf is a competitive performing arts and music education organization which participates in the Drum Corps International Summer Music Games tour. It is an independent, self-sponsored, non-profit corporation which is recognized nationally for excellence in youth programming. The corps has been a recent top contender in DCI’s Open Class division with a silver place finish in 2007 and a bronze third at the World Championships in Bloomington, IN in 2008. The corps was also the 2003, 2004 and 2005 recipient of the prestigious “Spirit of Disney”award for design creativity, innovation and performance excellence.
The 2013 season will mark the Surf’s 5th year as a member of Drum Corps International’s elite “World Class.”
In general, Jersey Surf membership is awarded to individuals who share our values and who display a willingness to work hard to achieve our mutual goals. A positive attitude is more important to us than “just” talent. Corps members range in age from 14 through 22. The average member is 18 years old.
Nearly all of our instructional staff members are music education professionals. All of our activities are chaperoned and supervised by adults who have helped to create the program.
Most of the corps’ performances take place in the Eastern and Southeastern US, including NJ, PA, DE, MD, NC, SC, NY, CT, MA, MS, FL, and VA. The corps will travel to the 2013 Drum Corps International World Championships, which will be held at the spectacular Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN, August 8-10, 2013. The corps will travel several thousand miles this season, offering their members the the opportunity to perform, the ability to lead and the desire to excel.
The Surf rehearses one weekend a month from November through April, increasing to every weekend during May and June. The competitive season spans every weekend in July and the first two weeks of August. There is a week-long camp during the first week of July and a 3-week tour in August. Members are expected to make every effort to be present at every corps function.
Our program has been established to supplement the music education experience our members receive in high school and college, not to replace it. It is important, however that Jersey Surf members fully understand the commitment they are making to our organization in light of other obligations they may already have. Communication in this area is the key to your success.
There is a financial commitment as well, but specific fees will vary by section. Annual fees average approximately $2300, including a non-refundable registration fee. Payments are due according to a monthly payment plan/schedule, and are offset through participation in a number of fund raising and member sponsorship programs.
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