Colorguard Information

UNT Colorguard Audition

 

Students must be familiar with movement and flag basic techniques, have an overall coordination, and feel comfortable performing in front of large audiences.  Auditions will only be based on movement and flag skills.

Dates to Know:
Residence Hall Move in Friday, August 18, 2017 8:00am

Audition: Friday, August 18,  2017, 6:00pm-10:00pm-- Bahnsen Gym (on W. Highland St., next to the tennis courts) (updated, 8/16/2017)

Skill Requirements:

Movement/Dance:
•First and second position
•Tondu
•Plies
•Jazz Run 
•Sashay
•Saut
•Roll into and out of the ground

Flag:
•Right shoulder
•Right handed drop spins
•Carves
•Thumb flips/palm rolls
•Pull Hits
•Right handed tosses (singles and doubles)
•45 angle tosses
•UNT Fight Song routine (will learn at auditions)

Rifle:
•Right and Left flat
•Right and Left drop spins
•Right and Left singles
•Right doubles, triples, and quads.
•Flourish exercises (will learn at auditions)
(Rifle line will be determined after the colorguard is set.)

Attire
Any green, black, or white clothing that is fitted and easy to move in can be worn to the auditions.  No jeans or baggy clothing will be allowed.  Dance attire is preferred. Appropriate footwear is barefoot or jazz shoes.

Equipment
UNT will provide you a 6 foot flag pole and silk to use during the audition.  The UNT Colorguard uses 36” white rifles with a white strap. Members must provide their own rifle. UNT may or may not have a rifle line – it is contingent from season to season. Members are not required to spin rifle.  

Cost
Other than tuition fees, colorguard members need to purchase black jazz shoes, body tights, black jazz pants, color guard jacket, color guard bag, 6 foot silver pole and green practice, and performance make up. All items will be purchased through the guard program. Estimated cost is approximately $150. Fortunately, once you buy these items, you will use them every season.

Other Information
If accepted into the group, you will be required to attend camp before class begins.  You must also register for the marching band class (the guard section, MULB 1812502-CRE(33627))

Questions
Please contact the guard director, Anna Torres. (unityguard@gmail.com)