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K-State Color Guard

Congratulations to the 2016-17 K-State Color Guard!

Elyse Barna

Kendra Boyd

Hailey Briones

Kaleigh Cobb

Whitney Dill

Amy Dundas

Taylee Helms

Ashley Keefe

Hannah Kochevar

Savannah Lane

Sarah Lane

Allyson Marsh

Josie McClendon

Maggie Miksch

Cari Miller

Alaysha Monk

Ellen Reardon

Rachel Sevart

Addie Soukup

Abbie Walker

Kendal Walton

Bailey Waters

Brooke Waters

Katie Wernes

Mallory Wilhite

Sarah Zajac

 2017 Audition Dates and workshops will be announced soon

Color Guard Information

Thank you for your interest in the Kansas State University Color Guard. The Guard is part of the 400+ "Pride of Wildcat Land" Marching. The guard preforms at all KSU home football games. They also travel with the Band to an away football game and to a Bowl Game. Auditions will take place in late April or early May. They are open to any student interested with a willingness to work and a desire to have fun.

KSU Auxiliary Auditions will be at the end of April or first weekend of May, date to be determined. Auditions will be at either the KSU Peters Rec Complex or Ahearn Gym.

Classy Cats - 8am - 4:30pm
Color Guard - 11:30am - 5:30pm
Twirlers - 8am - 10am

Color guard positions are considered a 1-year position. Each color guard member must re-audition each year. We will choose a 22 - 30 member performance squad.

We are looking for: versatility, the ability to perform many styles, and field marching. Must learn routines quickly and have strong fundamental skills. Must use proper technique. Must be a performer.

We MUST HAVE prior to Auditions:

1. Complete registration form (obtained from band office or online)

2. 2 letters of recommendation from a former coach, coordinator, instructor, hs/college teacher (worth points added to the final score)

Audition Information:

Judging panel will consist of: experienced guard and college guard participants. Auditions are closed to parents and spectators. Results will be announced following auditions as well as posted on the University Bands office door, 226 McCain Auditorium.

Color Guard Auditions will consist of:

2 Short flag routines

1. Simple fundamentals while marching

2. artistic flag routine including many different movements

     Body Carriage/Attitude
     Equipment Handling/Control
     Timing
     Recover/Effort
     Overall Presentation

We will teach the routines at the auditions.
Free workshops will be held in March prior to the auditions. Please were comfortable clothing and proper shoes. We will use KSU flags for the audition.

Uniforms: performance Uniforms will be provided by the KSUMB

Color guard members must purchase:
Shoes: as determined by coordinator
Secondary Uniform: Shorts, t-shirt, camisole, wind pants, jacket, shoes: about $275 for new members, $100 for returning

Rehearsals:

Monday: sectional 3:30 - 5:20
Tuesday: Full Band 3:30 - 5:20
Thursday: Full Band: 3:30 - 5:20
Friday: home game weekends/CSMF weekend: 3:30 - 5:20
* extended rehearsal until 6:30 will be either Tuesday or Thursday but not both.
Saturday rehearsal will be held on the mornings of home games with early report times varying from 6am to 8:30am

Questions? Need more information?

Contact Dr. Tracz at ftracz@ksu.edu

or call the Band Office 785-532-3816