Fall Color Guard Information

UNT Color Guard Audition

We are glad you are interested in auditioning for the UNT Green Brigade Color Guard section and look forward to meeting you. To register, please please visit this page. After registering, expect an email in late July outlining specific information for in-person auditions. Auditions occur over 2 full days, and complete attendance is mandatory. Follow our instagram @unt_cg for more up to date information.


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

Move-In and Audition: Please visit the Summer Band page for calendar and date information - https://greenbrigade.music.unt.edu/summer-band-camp-information

Skill Requirements:

•First and second positions
•Jazz runs/walks
•Rolling into and out of the ground
•Short dance improvisation

•Right shoulder
•Right & left handed drop spins
•Right & left handed double time drop spins
•Right & left handed thumb flips/palm rolls
•Pull Hits
•Right handed tosses (singles and doubles)
•45 angle tosses
•UNT Fight Song routine (will learn at auditions)

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


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.


You will be provided with a 6-foot flag pole and silk during auditions. If you wish to audition for the rifle line, you are required to provide your own. UNT may or may not have a rifle line – it is contingent from season to season. It is preferred that members use a 39” white rifle with a black strap and black bolt.


If accepted into the group, Color Guard 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 flag, and performance make up. The estimated cost is approximately $150. Fortunately, once you buy these items, you will use them every season. Some fall seasons members will also need to procure a custom show-based uniform. The Directors will provide information about this when it is the case.

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 1812, section 502.)


Please contact us at GreenBrigade@unt.edu.


What will auditions look like?
Auditions will occur over the course of 2 full days, with roughly 3 time blocks each day. Activities will include stretching, dance fundamentals (across-the-floors), flag warm-ups & technical skills, a choreographed flag routine, and a choreographed dance routine. Day 1 and most of day 2 will consist of learning and practicing choreography, and there will be a final showcase of the flag warm-up routine, choreographed flag routine, and choreographed
dance routine at the end of day 2. Lunch and dinner breaks occur each day, however meals are not provided.

Do I have to spin rifle/sabre?
No. If you’d like to audition for the rifle line, please bring your own rifle to auditions. Our rifle line is contingent from season to season, but will be set during the week of band camp if we have one. Sabre line is created from individuals on the rifle line, and is generally up to the director’s discretion, but also not guaranteed each season.

I have freshman first flight week during band camp, how will that work?
If accepted into the group, you will miss most of orientation. Guard captains and peers will be happy to answer any questions from freshman about adjusting to campus life! See more information under general FAQ’s.

If accepted, what does the time commitment look like?
After auditions, we jump into our week-long band camp. Rehearsals with and without the band will occur each day from approximately 9 AM to 9 PM this week, with various activities and breaks in between. Once school begins, rehearsals occur in Apogee stadium every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 4:30-6:30 PM. Please plan time to also attend sectionals that may be called on Wednesdays from 6:30 - 7:30 PM at the discretion of the director. Games are on Saturdays, with rehearsals before. Please check the calendar for specific dates and times. Attendance is expected and will impact your grade for the course.

More general Green Bridge FAQ’s can be located here.