Color Guard Auditions

Join the Middlesex High School Marching Chargers

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When

Monday, August 4th 9:00am - 3:00pm (clinic/workshop)

Tuesday, August 5th 9:00am - 3:00pm (clinic/workshop)

Wednesday, August 6th 9:00am - 12:00pm (audition day)



Full band camp will be August 7th, 8th, 11th, 12th, 13th

Where

Please be in the Band Room, ready to begin at 9:00am

Who

These open auditions are for all interested Middlesex High School students. No experience is necessary to audition, we will teach you everything you will need to know. However, dance/performance experience will be helpful during the audition process.


All returning guard members must also attend the audition dates listed above.

What

Color Guard, commonly referred to as the sport of the arts, is a significant section in the marching band. Through dance and the use of equipment, the color guard provides a visually aesthetic experience for audiences during marching band performances. Members of the Middlesex High School Color Guard will perform during the Marching Band's halftime show during every football game, sit with the band during football games and perform stand choreography, and will march with the band during community parades.


During the first two days of auditions, interested prospects will be trained in dance basics and choreography, basic marching and marching commands, and will learn to use the color guard equipment; flags, double dowels, and air blades. Interested prospects will also be taught choreography and combinations that they will preform in pairs or small groups during the audition on Wednesday.

What to wear and bring

  • Wear Appropriate Clothing - Exercise appropriate clothing and tennis shoes with hair pulled back from face. Black bottoms and a white top is preferred attire.
  • Bring Plenty of Water - Sports drinks are okay as long as they are brought in addition to water. Soda is NOT allowed.
  • Bring a Nutritious Lunch and Snacks - Color Guard is a sport, please bring nutritious food to fuel and energize your body.
  • Bring a Positive Attitude - Learning something new is not always easy, remain positive and confident in your abilities. Encourage others, don't be afraid to ask for help, and most importantly believe in yourself.
  • Bring Appropriate Sun Protection (sunscreen, sunglasses, etc.) - We will not be outside for long periods of time, but we might go out for an hour or so if the weather is nice.
  • Nude or Black weight lifting gloves are not required, but are strongly encouraged. They will make handling equipment much easier.

Additional Information

For additional information, please contact


Daniel Warren

Middlesex High School Band Director

dwarren@mcps.k12.va.us

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