Happy New Year Everyone! Thanks to everyone who helped me on my last question, but now I have another. So after not being awarded a scholarship last year, I decided I'd take a gap year and reapply for it again for this year (which I have done, still waiting to here on decision). For this gap year, I am living in Christchurch New Zealand, and the big draw for me to come here (aside from how beautiful the country is) was that there is a world class bagpipe band drum corps based in Christchurch. I've played all my life and I've known that I probably won't get to ever to play in the "big leagues" once college started, so when I took this gap year I decided that the big thing I was going to invest myself in was giving my all to this professional drum corps. It's been going great, but now heres the problem: The World Championship is in August in Scotland (I think it's the weekend of the 14th) so I could leave Scotland the following Monday or Tuesday, but what I'm wondering is if I'll still be able to participate in NROTC? I of course wouldn't want to miss the whole reason I took this gap year, but I know that NROTC starts earlier than the regular school year (at least for scholarship recipients) but does anybody here know what sort of timeline I'd be looking at for scholarship vs. non-scholarship participation in NROTC, and if this is something I could pull off? Sorry for the length, but it's sort of a hard one thats probably not a common problem.