COLOR GUARD AND MAJORETTE AUDITIONS

We invite prospective color guard and majorette members to audition for the Fall 2022 season. The first round of in-person auditions will be in April 2022, but we will set additional dates over the summer and accept video auditions for those unable to attend. The instructinos on this webpage are from the Fall 2021 auditions, but will likely not change much. This information will be updated soon. Send questions to FAUBands@fau.edu

COLOR GUARD AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Prepare a solo routine to music of your choice at least one minute and thirty seconds in length.  Prior to your solo routine, please include one minute of you performing basic skills (listed below).  If you spin rifle or sabre, please include this in your solo routine as we do typically have a weapon line.

Basic skills: 

  • Drop spins: right and left
  • Over spins (peggy spins): right and left
  • Cones
  • Pull hits
  • Wind up toss
  • Money hand toss
  • Parallel / 45 toss (if you can!)

Please note that we understand everyone's style of colorguard varies. If you are unsure of what the above skills are, please demonstrate the basic skills you were taught in your previous program.

MAJORETTE AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Prepare a solo routine to music of your choice at least one minute and thirty seconds in length.  Please include the following skills in your routine or perform them seperately directly after.

  • 2 spin catch right and left
  • 2 spin back hand
  • 2 spin horizontal
  • 2 spin catch behind the back and/or catch blind
  • Toss Illusion
  • Toss walkover/cartwheel
  • Toss step kick
  • Toss right or left leap
  • Basic contact material
  • Cartwheel or walkover trick
  • Rolls and contact work
  • 2 and 3 baton work

The following skills are optional, but encouraged if you can demonstrate them:

  • 3 spins catch everywhere
  • 1 spin illusion
  • Double illusion
  • 1 spin cartwheel/walkover
  • Double element tricks

What to wear:

  • Your choice of solo costume with tights
  • Full makeup
  • Hair in a bun or ponytail

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