2021 Genesis FENIXperience Step-By-Step Guide

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Here is where you'll find all of the information you need to navigate the 2021 Genesis FENIXperience on FloMarching.

A Message from Chris Magonigal
CEO & Founder of Genesis DBC, Inc.

Welcome to The FENIXperience powered by FloMarching.  We set out with one goal, to bring our annual in-person FENIXperience to the virtual world while trying to provide the same opportunities that our in-person camps provide.  You are entering a 1st of its kind experience and audition platform that will give you, the student, the ability to learn, interact and share audition materials with our World Class staff right from your own location and device and enjoying all of the content and exciting offerings from our partners at FloMarching.  

Our staff has put together a series of videos and guides that will give you all the information and examples you will need to complete your journey. Please find your next steps below, just locate your caption and follow the process.

We are so excited to bring this opportunity to students all over the country.  We look forward to meeting and sharing the Genesis program with you.  Welcome to The FENIXperience!



VIDEO STANDARDS

  1. Our staff would like for you to submit just ONE VIDEO with all of your requirements, please follow the directions for your section below. You can record several takes or videos over time, however, when you submit we would like for you to combine all of your videos into one video submission.
  2. If recording from your phone or device, please ensure that you record in horizontal (turning the device on its side) and NOT vertical like TikTok videos.  
  3. Please be mindful of your dress and appearance.  No profane logos or graphics.  Please use the guide to dress as you would when you are meeting new people.  The presentation of your video will be part of your rating so any outlandish or unacceptable behavior will result in an immediate overall rating of III.
  4. Please make sure we can see as much of yourself and your instrument as possible, using our video examples as a guide.
  5. Please be sure to title your videos properly as instructed. 
  6. Please make sure to start your first recording by stating your name so that when you edit your videos together, your name is the first thing we hear.
  7. You can edit and present your videos with all the creativity and presentation that you wish.   Feel free to be creative and explore your editing options if you have them.  If you have a good mic, use it.  If you have editing skills use them.  Have fun with this process.

BRASS

Please follow these steps to make your FENIXperience the most efficient and enjoyable that it can be. These videos should be used in combination with your Genesis Brass Packet and Genesis Visual Packet. The Brass team would like for you to submit one full video with all of the requirements together.  

  1. View the FENIXperience Welcome and Instruction Video
  2. View the Visual – Body Breakdown/Hindu Exercise video - Practice and prepare to record and save this requirement.
  3. View the Visual Brass Mark time video - – practice and prepare to record and save this requirement.
  4. View the Brass- Playing Excerpt Video - Practice and prepare to record and save this requirement.  
  5. View the Brass – Articulation Permutations video – practice and prepare to record and save this requirement.
  6. View the Visual Brass Forward and Back video - – practice and prepare to record and save this requirement.
  7. Please combine all of these segments, in the above order, and submit one video for review and feedback from our Brass and Visual Teams.  You can upload your video at the following link (or click here), please be sure to follow all instructions on proper titling and descriptions in the video uploader:
  8. Upload your video here.



GUARD

Please follow these steps to make your FENIXperience the most efficient and enjoyable that it can be. For your audition, you will learn the dance technique exercise, the dance choreography, the flag technique exercise, and the flag choreography. You will be evaluated on performance quality, technical abilities, attention to detail, and ability to learn in a non-traditional environment. The Guard team would like for you to submit one full video with all of the requirements together.  

  1. View the Guard – Intro Video – Our Guard Director Alyson Downs welcomes you to the FENIXperience and provides guides for standards and video uploads.
  2. View the Guard – Dance/Choreo Requirement 1 video – Practice, prepare and save your video of this requirement. 
  3. View the Guard – Dance/Choreo Requirement 2 - Practice, prepare and save your video of this requirement. 
  4. View the Guard – Flag Technique video - – practice and prepare to record and save this requirement.
  5. View the Guard – Flag Choreo Requirement video - Practice, prepare and save your video of this requirement.    
  6. Please combine all of these segments, in the above order and submit one video for review and feedback from our Guard Team.  You can upload your video at the following link, please be sure to follow all instructions on proper titling and descriptions in the video uploader: https://admin.flomarching.com/cms/uploader/72/gpMG4Zzy6LDWjxPdGG34e1l2Gn6Rd5Y7



PERCUSSION

Please follow these steps to make your FENIXperience the most efficient and enjoyable that it can be. These videos should be used in combination with your Genesis Battery and Front Ensemble packets and Genesis Visual Packet.  The Percussion team would like for you to submit one full video with all of the requirements together.

EVERYONE: View the Full Percussion - Welcome Video – Our Director of Percussion Dan Bryan welcomes you to Genesis and provides guidance to your percussion journey.

Battery Percussion:

  1. View the Battery Intro Video -  An intro from our Battery Caption Head Dillon Shaw on the Genesis approach and guidance on your video submissions.
  2. View the Visual – Body Breakdown/Hindu Exercise video - Practice and prepare to record and save this requirement.
  3. View the Visual Percussion FWD and Back video - Practice and prepare to record and save this requirement.
  4. View your specific instrument and begin preparing your playing video submissions:
  • Snares – View the Battery Snare Basics Video– In this video you will find an example of how your video should appear and the order of your playing excerpts.
    • Please find the musical exercise portion of your packet. Prepare and play all exercises in the order they appear in the packet.  (you can do multiple takes and stitch together and do not have to play all at once, but you should only submit one playing video.  


  • Tenors/QuadsView the Battery Quad Basics video- – In this video you will find an example of how your video should appear and the order of your playing excerpts.
    • Please find the musical exercise portion of your packet. Prepare and play all exercises in the order they appear in the packet.  (you can do multiple takes and stitch together and do not have to play all at once, but you should only submit one playing video.


  • Bass Drums - View the Bass Basics Video– In this video you will find an example of how your video should appear and technique.
    • Please find the musical exercise portion of your packet. Prepare and play all exercises in the order they appear in the packet.  (you can do multiple takes and stitch together and do not have to play all at once, but you should only submit one playing video


5. Please combine all of these segments, in the above order, and submit one video for review and feedback from our Percussion and Visual Teams.  You can upload your video at the following link, please be sure to follow all instructions on proper titling and descriptions in the video uploader. 

Upload your video here.


Front Ensemble

  1. View the Front Ens. Intro Video -  An intro from our Front Ens. Caption Head Andrea Walsh and Front Educator Carter Walsh on the Genesis approach and guidance on your video submissions.
  2. Please refer to your Front Ensemble packet for the order of playing submissions.  You will find video examples of these exercises on the FloMarching Audition hub to help guide you through the exercises.  
  3. Prepare the following exercises in this order and submit ONE video with all the exercises (you can do this in multiple takes, we just ask that you combine all of your videos into one video for review).
    1. Triplet Timing
    2. 16th Three Note Timing
    3. Lockjaw
    4. 16th Note Green,
    5. London Bridge
    6. 16th Note Green with Inner Mallets
  4. Please combine all of these segments, in the above order, and submit one video for review and feedback from our Front Ensemble team.  You can upload your video at the following link, please be sure to follow all instructions on proper titling and descriptions in the video uploader. 
  5. Upload your video here.


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