Color guard auditions for the 2012 Cornhusker Marching Band are March 31 and May 26.
Students must complete a first round audition in the spring and a second round audition approximately 10 days before the fall semester begins. Color guard candidates are not required to choreograph routines. All on-site audition materials, routines and music are provided and taught by the UNL band staff. Practice time is built into the schedule so that candidates can become familiar with the routines. The routine involves both flag work and dance.
Color guard first round audition dates for 2012:
— 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 31
— 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 26
Interested students must register at http://www.unl.edu/band/forms/audition_request.shtml. Walk-in auditions will not be accepted.
Videotaped auditions are acceptable if an on-campus audition is impossible. Performance tapes are not accepted for color guard auditions. Please frame the video camera so that both the hands and feet are visible at all times and wear relatively form-fitting clothing so that body moves and position can be adequately evaluated.
— 16 counts of drop spins with both right and left hand
— 16 counts of double time with both right and left hand
— Two parallel tosses and two 3/4 tosses
— 32 counts of 8 to 5 marching and 16 counts of jazz run
— One 32 count phrase with movements chosen by the candidate.
More details at: http://go.unl.edu/n0a