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2014 Blazin' Brigade Color Guard and Dance Line Audition Information

Because of the special technique demands placed on the color guard and dancel line sections of the band, students wishing to audition for these groups are invited to our audition and clinic. The date for this year's weekend camp / audition will be May 3-4, 2014 and will be held behind the Fine Arts Building on the campus of Valdosta State University. If we experience inclement weather, the auditions will be moved inside. This audition date is for returning and new prospective members. Requirements for the audition are as follows:

  • You must be accepted to Valdosta State University to be eligible to audition.
  • All color guard applicants will be issued a flag to use for the routine they will learn while at the audition.
  • No alternates will be selected for either squad.
  • Those accepted will be named immediately following the auditions and are expected to stay for the remainder of the clinic (as outlined on our schedules page). If not chosen you will be finished at 5:00 on the 3rd.

We will open the registration area at 12:00 in the front lobby of the Fine Arts Building. We will begin the clinic at 1:00. During this time, color guard prospects will review some of the fundamentals used by our guard and you will be taught a new routine. Dancers will also review fundamentals and learn an audition dance during this time. This will show your ability to adapt, learn quickly, and work with the other students involved.

Only under extraordinary circumstances will students be excused from the audition. If you cannot attend, you may still audition for the color guard or dance line, but you should contact me as soon as possible.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to email or call.

Eric Bradshaw
Director of the VSU Blazin Brigade Marching Band

For specific questions regarding VSU Color Guard, please contact Kelly Wanner.

For specific questions regarding VSU Blazette Dancers, please contact TaylorMarie Berry.