FAU Colorguard and Majorette Information
The Florida Atlantic University Department of Music invites interested candidates to audition for the Marching Owls Colorguard. Participants in the auxiliary unit perform with the Marching Owls at all home football games, selected away games, parades, and a post-season bowl game. Each member also receives a University Scholarship to help with the cost of tuition.
Auditions for these groups traditionally takes place at the end of April prior to the upcoming football season. These auditions are held on the Boca Raton campus of FAU. Audition videos can also be submitted prior to the audition deadline for those unable to make the on-campus auditions. Send videos to Jill Folgate.
AUDITION DATE AND SITE
The 1st Round of auditions will be in April. The day and times for auditions will be posted to this website. Please fill out the registration form at the bottom of this page for more information.
REQUIREMENTS FOR MEMBERSHIP in the MARCHING OWLS
- Candidates must be above average in skills of marching and performing as determined by the auditions.
- Candidates must present acceptable performance appearance, body coordination, and display physical stamina.
- Candidates must be willing to work with people in a group situation.
- Members must attend all rehearsals and performances of the FAU Marching Owls including post-season travel to a bowl game, which will occur during winter vacation. No exceptions will be made to this requirement.
- Must be eligible as laid out in the Prospective members section of the Marching Owls website
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS FOR FAU AUXILARY
Candidates must wear tennis shoes or athletic shoes; uniforms are not required. All candidates will be measured for a uniform so that this information will be on hand immediately after auditions. (This information will be private and held in confidence.
- Prepare a solo routine of your own design to music of your choice. Please observe the limits of between 2 minutes (minimum) and 3 minutes (maximum). You must demonstrate skill in basic handling of equipment as well as advanced maneuvers. At least 50% of the routine MUST be done while marching or doing dance steps. The routine must be performed to recorded music.
A speaker with a ¼ inch cord compatible with phones and other MP3 devices will be available.
- You will be taught a new routine, including marching fundamentals, foot and flag work by a staff member on site. Candidates will be judged on how quickly and accurately they learn the material.