Audition for the
2018 Southerners Colorguard
Thank you for your interest in the JSU Marching Southerners Colorguard. Auditions for the 2018 season will be held on May 19th and June 2nd. Each auditionee is only required to attend one audition date. There is a non-refundable $40 audition fee. Auditions will be held at Stephenson Hall. If you have any questions regarding auditions, please email our head captain, Mason Fox, at email@example.com
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What time do auditions start?
Audition Registration will begin at 8 AM each Saturday and run until 6 PM.
What do I wear to auditions?
We ask that you please wear rehearsal blacks throughout the audition day. Please make sure you bring tennis shoes!
Do I have to attend both audition days?
No, you only have to attend one audition date. However, those who attend the first audition date and do not initially get offered a spot have the possibility of receiving a callback to be re-evaluated on the second date, so try to clear both days on your calendar.
What do I bring to auditions?
Each individual auditioning needs to bring their $40 audition fee, a flag, rifle/sabre if you are auditioning for weapon, and a water bottle would greatly benefit you throughout the day. We will have some extra equipment, but please try your best to bring your own. We will be free to drive to local fast food locations for lunch, so please bring money to eat!
What should I be working on before auditions?
Please review and practice all of the fundamental exercises that are located on the SCG webpage. Knowing these will greatly benefit you and increase your chances of making the guard!
Information that is pertinent to you
If you are planning on marching in the Fall, you must be at both days of the audition camp or have made prior arrangements with the JSU Marching Band directors.
What exactly will take place during the audition camp?
During the audition camp, you will be evaluated in the areas of Flag, Movement, and Rifle fundamentals. You most certainly do not need to have experience on every piece of equipment. However, training on basic flag will be helpful to you during the audition process. Some of the exercises may not be familiar to you.
DO NOT PANIC!! We will teach you.
The following skills will be evaluated at the Audition camp in May:
I. Flag (all skills should be rehearsed on the left and right hand)
II. Rifle (OPTIONAL)
-- In the Southerners Colorguard, we spin 39" rifles and 39" sabres
-- Sabre auditions will be held later in the season after the overall colorguard is set
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If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mr. Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org