perspective members of the 2007 Teal Sound Color Guard:
The Color Guard
audition camp will include evaluation in dance and equipment
skills. The primary consideration during the auditions will
be an individual’s ability to learn quickly and perform
What do I wear?
Wear clothing that allows you to move easily throughout the
weekend. Remember, this is an audition and you’ll want to
present yourself in the best possible manner. Don’t cover
yourself with excessive clothing or clothing that doesn’t
allow you to move comfortably.
Should I bring my
Please bring your own 6’ flag pole with silk. If you have
any problems with providing your own flag pole with silk,
please contact the caption head. Members wishing to
audition for a weapon spot should bring their own rifle or
sabre as weapons will not be provided.
Do I have to spin
rifle or sabre?
There is no requirement to spin rifle or sabre. We decide
the number of people that will spin weapons in the show
based on the talent at the audition. We’re always on the
lookout for talent in all areas of color guard.
DO NOT HAVE TO SPIN A WEAPON TO MAKE THE GUARD!
What is the
10:00 – 1:00pm
We begin the
audition with some basic warm-up and technique exercises.
This will get you warmed up and acquaint you with the
particular style we are exploring. It will be followed by a
movement combination. You will perform the combinations in
large and small groups.
2:30 – 6:00pm
After lunch, you
will then audition with some basic flag basics. It will be
followed by a short flag phrase. You will perform the flag
phrase in large and small groups.
8:30 – 11:00pm
After dinner and a full corps meeting
to discuss the “RIDE”, you will then meet with the staff for
a short interview. At that point any concerns, comment, and
schedule conflicts may be addressed.
On the second day after marching
sectional, we will audition individuals that are interested
in rifle and/or sabre. This is not required but does give
us another chance to see you showcase additional skills.
Even if you have little or no experience on weapon, this is
a great introduction to rifle or sabre, and you might be
surprised at your own potential. More in-depth weapon work
will be done at the following camp to finalize the weapon
lines. Students should realize that the guard is chosen
based on knowledge of dance and flag skills FIRST. No one
will be a weapon without mastering flag and body.
do I find out the results of my audition?
After the December 15-17 camp, you will receive a letter
informing you of your audition results. If you are accepted
we will notify you after the camp concludes. You may be
given a “call back”. The “call back” means that we would
like to see you again. The “call back” date is the following
camp. You may be placed on a waiting list. If you are
placed on the waiting list you will receive a number. This
number indicates where you are on the waiting list with #1
being the highest. If someone is unable to accept their
position for the summer, we move performers from the waiting
list into available spots.
most important thing is not to be afraid. Believe