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2023 FAQ's

Q: What are the dates of the events?
A:
Dates you will need to be in Indianapolis are August 7 through the 13th

Q: What hotel are we staying at?
A: We have a block of rooms at the Country Inn and Suite by the Indy Airport. See the TRAVEL page for more info

Q: Where are we rehearsing?
A: We are still working those details out. We are working with DCI so it may be a while before we know for certain. 

Q: When and where are we performing?
A:
We will perform twice on Friday August 11 at Downtown Indy and again at Lucas Oil Stadium. We will then compete at Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday at the SoundSport finals event.

Q: How much will this all cost?
A: Costs will vary by member. New members pay the most at $250. That fee includes most uniform parts and pieces. You are required to purchase your own black marching pants and shoes. (see the RESOURCE page for information) Member are also responsible for their own air, train or bus transportation to/from Indy as well as their hotel costs. Some meals are also the responsibility of the member. On average, the trip can cost $1000 per person. However, you can now fundraise your membership fee; hotel room sharing reduces your lodging cost and if you book early, we have seen flights as low as $100 from the Denver area. Use travel apps like Hopper or Kayak to get best rates. 

Q: I do not have my own silver-finish marching brass instrument; what do I do?
A: We will have a LIMITED amount of tubas, baritones and mellophones available to rent in Indy. It is best if you provide your own, however. Connect with your caption head for help. Those who do rent a horn in Indy will be asked to pay a rental fee at check-in. This fee is paid in cash OR venmo ONLY.

Q: I am interested in playing a solo. What do I do?
A: There are limited solos in our show. Always discuss with your caption head; their decision is final. 

Q: Can I bring my kids with me?
A: If they are able to perform and be part of the corps, heck yes! However, note that we cannot attend to the needs of younger children while you are rehearsing. 

Q: I'm a Trooper alum and would love to do this with my son/daughter. Can I?
A: If they are able to perform and be part of the corps, heck yes! What a great way to share the Trooper experience!

Q: I just aged out last year, is there a special rate for age-outs? 
A: Yes, 2022 age-outs pay a very reduced rate for membership fees. See the REGISTRATION page for more information.

Q: Do I need to complete SafeSport training

A:
Yes. ALL MEMBERS AND STAFFMUST COMPLETE SAFESPORT TRAINING IN THE NEW YEAR. 

Q: What about COVID? 
A: 
Members are required to adhere to all corps and DCI-mandated COVID protocols and precautions. We will review those as we get closer to August as mandates and guidelines shift frequently.

Q: Can I keep my uniform?
A: At the conclusion of TLC events, the members keep their hat, hat pin, scarf ring, uniform top.  If you wish to keep the scarf, belt, buckle and gauntlets as well, an additional $50 fee will be assessed at check out.

Q: I registered but have to drop out. Can I get a refund?
A: As stated in many locations, the member orientation meeting and more, member fees are non-refundable once paid. We will be happy to provide you with a donation receipt if you wish. Our budget is very tight and every dollar is earmarked for things like food, busses, insurance, facilities and more. 

Q: I have other questions, who can I ask?
A: You can post on the Google classroom; Facebook members only group page or email troopersalumnicorps65@gmail.com

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