Guard Audition Instructions:
Greetings! Thanks for checking out the audition material for guard.
Guard practice sessions: May 25 and 26, 3:15-4:15 pm at the high school in the band room.
If neither of these days work, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Color guard is part of the marching band, and rehearses daily during 4th period. You'll need to have band in your schedule if you are accepted into the guard. In addition to the 4th period band rehearsals, the guard rehearses two nights a week outside of the school day, usually on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8 pm. Those sectionals are mandatory.
The guard is coached by Terri Packard. Her coaching is excellent, and the guard consistently achieves top scores from the guard judges at the state marching band festival.
Guard Audition Guidelines:
Download the count sheet (below). It explains the the timing of the moves and what happens.
Watch the short instructional videos (these were made during quarantine, but are still relevant (below).
The first video is a full run from the front, then the back. If you're practicing along with the videos, use the "back view" so you're learning the correct direction of the flags.
The second video is a teaching video, and it breaks down each section and shows you how to do it. Pay attention to hand position and angles. Practice each section slowly, then start stringing them together.