Color Guard Auditions


 PANTHER BAND COLOR GUARD AUDITION CLINIC

Saturday, April 29, 2017


Location: GSU Sports Arena: 125 Decatur Street, Atlanta, GA 30303

 

Schedule:

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.

 

Application Process:

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 bands@gsu.edu 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.