Are you interested in auditioning for the 2020 Color Guard? Here’s all the information you will need about the audition, pre-audition, clinics, and a brand-new audition process!
We will be holding a pre-audition meeting on February 11, 2020. It will be held in the band room at West at 7pm (Room 149). This is a meeting for both students and parents where we will go over this information! If you have questions, ask them on the 11th! If you have a question, I bet someone else does too, so go ahead and ask!
The following times are the pre-audition clinics. It is very important that you be at each clinic because this is where we learn and perfect the audition material! If you have a conflict, let me know ASAP. Wear clothing you can move in and tennis shoes. We will have some dance technique involved as well as flag (please no jeans or boots).
- Monday, February 17 (No School) – Main Gym from 7:30-9 AM
- Tuesday, February 18 (No School)- Main Gym from 7:30-9 AM
- Wednesday, February 19- Stage Gym from 6:30-7:30 AM
- Thursday, February 20- Stage Gym from 6:30-7:30 AM
- Friday, February 21 (NO EARLY MORNING CLINIC)- Audition begins at 4:30 PM in the Main and Aux Gyms
Please be on the bridge prior to 4:30 in order to warm-up and get checked in. We will begin at 4:30 when the gym is available following basketball. As you will learn, “To be early is to be on time. To be on time is to be late!” Please wear all black and tennis shoes, so we can see your lines clearly.
The audition process will be BRAND NEW this year, so both veterans and new recruits alike will see something a bit different. The audition will be comprised of two components or stations: Technique and Fight Song AND Routine. To be in accordance with SMSD rules, we will have a panel of seven judges: three for technique, and four for routine. These are color guard/dance coaches and teachers from both the school district and across the state. They are very knowledgeable and eager to help build our best team for the 2020-2021 school year. More info regarding the breakdown of scores will be discussed at our pre-audition meeting.
Bring your questions, comments and concerns on February 11 at 7 pm! (If you have a question that absolutely can’t wait, my email is below.) Yes, there’s a lot of details. Please don’t let the process scare you away from this awesome program!
I look forward to seeing you at the meeting on February 11 at 7pm!
Coach Thomas firstname.lastname@example.org