COLOR GUARD

Audition Date: April, 19, 2014, Henderson Center Marching Band Complex, 10:00 a.m., Level A of the Henderson Center Basketball Arena.

The purpose of the Color Guard audition process is to determine the talent level of each candidate and of the group as a whole. The candidate’s improvement and ability to learn new material is also an important component. We encourage all interested students with color guard experience who are dedicated and hard-working to participate in the audition process.

Basic Information

  • Equipment will be provided during the audition process
  • Returning members are required to re-audition
  • May want to bring bottled water and lunch money
  • Wear all black dance attire (shorts should be worn with tights) and shoes with support
  • Please bring recent head shot photo

Required Basic Flag Fundamentals

  • Drop Spins: Right & Left
  • Pole Hits: Right & Left
  • One Handed Stirs: Right & Left
  • Thumb Flips: Right & Left
  • Daisy Spins: Right & Left
  • Peggy Spins: Right and Left
  • Money Hand Toss: Right and Left
  • Plane Toss: Right and Left

There will be a short meeting after announcement of selected members. There will be another supplemental audition one in late May or early June to be announced soon. If you do not make the color guard at the first tryout, you will have a chance to work a little extra and re-audition at the later date. Other students that miss the first tryout date may choose other date to tryout. If you cannot tryout on either of the tryout dates please call Mr. Barnett at the band office to set up an appointment.

If there are questions about the color guard or the color guard tryouts please contact MU Color Guard Instructor, Maurica Richardson, at richardson44@live.marshall.edu.