Color Guard Auditions
PANTHER BAND COLOR GUARD AUDITION CLINIC
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Location: GSU Sports Arena: 125 Decatur Street, Atlanta, GA 30303
8:30am – Registration Opens
9:00am – Welcome and Introductions
9:15am – Flag Block
12:30pm – Lunch – on your own
1:30pm – Dance Block
5:00pm – Small Group Auditions
5:45pm – Clinic Wrap-Up
6:30pm – Audition Results Posted
6:45pm – Mandatory Meeting with all 2017 Selected Members
8:00pm – Dismiss
Attire: All candidates should wear a black leotard with flesh colored tights. Appropriate dance shoes, as well as performance quality hair and make-up should be worn. No jewelry except for earrings.
Complete the online Panther Band Membership Application
Bring the following materials to the audition with you:
- 1 Sealed Letter of Recommendation
- Proof of college or university acceptance (acceptance letter or university student identification card)
- $25 Non-Refundable Audition Fee (cash or check accepted)
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are attending the CLINIC ONLY portion and do not plan to audition for the 2017 Panther Band Color Guard.
Payments: Applicants who are offered a performing spot will need to be prepared to pay a $100 uniform deposit (cash or check) at the mandatory meeting. The remaining $100 balance is due by June 1st.
Audition requirements for color guard will consist of:
- Demonstrating body control in dance (jazz, modern, and lyrical styles are the basis of our movement)
- Demonstrating equipment control (6-foot flag is the main equipment used by the guard, though some rifle and sabre work may be explored)
- Demonstrating physical fitness levels at or above the 50th percentile for those age 17+ based on the 1985 National School Population Fitness Survey (validated again in 1998). Standards may be viewed on The President’s Challenge website. A one-mile run will be a part of the physical fitness test and will serve as a component of the total audition.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- Flags will be provided for the audition process. You do not need to bring your own.
- Those auditioning for the Color Guard do not need to prepare a solo routine. You will perform what is taught during the audition process.
- Auditions are open to the public.
- Staff will be looking at personal appearance, showmanship, skill level, technique, poise, personality, and speaking ability.
- Returning members must re-audition each season to keep our talent level at its highest potential.