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2017-2018 Color Guard

Amy  Dundas               Amber Montgomery
Whitney  Dill                Madeline Lane
Zoey  Dutcher             Maggie Milksch
Hannah  Kochevar       Rachel Sevart
Cari  Miller                  Ellen Reardon
Robert  Sholl               Rylie Toom 
Chandreah  Hime         Abbie Walker
Megan  Patro               Kaleigh Cobb
Carissa Jonak              Sarah Lane

March 10, 2017


Dear prospective Color Guard member, 


The purpose of this letter is to invite you to audition for the Kansas State University Color Guard. Auditions will be held: ​Saturday, May 6, 2017​ at Ahearn Field House.
A $10.00 audition fee will be required as you check in. Registration for the auditions is listed above.



 We will hold pre-audition clinics on:

 Saturday April 8th, 2017 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm

 Saturday April 22nd, 2017 from 9:00am to 12:00pm

 (*You are also invited to join the K-State band cheer on the cats at the Spring game on April 22 at 1:00pm) The purpose of these clinics is to teach fundamental techniques as utilized at Kansas State so that you will be better prepared for the audition process. (These clinics are NOT mandatory to the audition process.)

To sign up for a clinic, please contact:

Hilary Santana
2017-2018 Color Guard Coordinator


AUDITION INFORMATION: Prospective members


​​Two letters of recommendation from a former coach, flag instructor, high school/college             


teacher (​worth points added to the final score​) are to be brought with you to the audition. 


Returning Veterans: ​One letter of recommendation from a professional reference to be brought with you to the                


audition (​worth points added to the final score​).




​Saturday, May 6th, 2017 – 11:30am-5:00pm at Ahearn Field House


11:30 - Registration
12:00 - Meeting
12:15 - Learn routine
3:00 - Auditions begin
5:00 - Meeting for ALL 2016 Color Guard members


Auditions are ​closed to all spectators​ and will consist of


1) basic flag fundamentals while marching (drop spins, double fast, right toss, parallel toss, etc.)


2) artistic flag routine (approx. 2 min in length)


The routine will be taught during the audition process and all prospective members will use K-State equipment.  Please wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes.


Results will be announced immediately following the auditions and will also be posted on the University Bands office bulletin board (226 McCain Auditorium). Color Guard positions are considered a1-yearposition. All Color Guard members must re-audition for each season. We will choose a performance squad based on skill-level                presented by potential members. Judges will look at body carriage, attitude, equipment handling and control, timing, coordination, as well as  recovery/effort.
Preferable qualities include:


● versatility as well as mastery of fundamentals


● must learn routines quickly


● must use proper technique (High School experience helpful)


● must be a ​performer




The K-State Marching Band will provide Color Guard primary performance uniforms.


Color Guard members must purchase:​ Secondary uniforms to include but not limited to:shoes, shorts, t-shirt, long-sleeved cold weather top, wind pants, wind jacket, winter jacket, short black socks, long black socks, hair accessories, performance makeup. (An order form will be sent out after auditions and additional items will be specified. First year member’s secondary uniform cost is approximately $350 based on last season.)




All Color Guard members will attend all summer camps, regular rehearsals, performances and parades. New members will be required to attend a weekend clinic during the summer to learn pre-game routines. As members of the band, the Color Guard will perform at all marching band functions unless determined other wise by the Director of Bands and Color Guard Coordinator.


The current schedule of required events is as follows:


Date Event Call time


May 6, 2017 Audition for 2017 team 11:00am


June 17 & 18, 2017 Rookie camp 8:00am


July 29 & 30, 2017 Technique camp 8:00am


Week of August 14, 2017 Band Camp 9:00am every day


Aug 31-Sept 1, 2017 Purple Power Play TBA (evening)


September 2, 2017 KSU V. Central Arkansas TBA


September 9, 2017 KSU V. Charlotte 49ers TBA


September 30, 2017 KSU V. Baylor TBA


October 7, 2017 Central States Marching Festisval TBA


October 14, 2017 KSU V. TCU TBA


October 21, 2017 KSU V. Oklahoma TBA


October 28, 2017 KSU V. KU TBA


November 11, 2017 KSU V. West Virginia TBA


November 25, 2017 KSU V. Iowa State TBA


TBA Band Banquet TBA


TBA Bowl Game TBA


TBA Pep bands TBA




Monday (sectionals) 4pm-7:00pm


Tuesday (full band rehearsal) 3:30pm-5:30pm


Wednesday No Rehearsal


Thursday (full band rehearsal; sectionals) 3:30pm-6:30pm


Friday (tentative rehearsal--performance weeks only) 3:30pm-5:30pm


Saturday (performance) Average call time ranges from 6-8 hours prior to kick-off; determined by Director of Bands.


Please plan your fall class schedule ​around this rehearsal schedule!


Thank you for your interest in the Kansas State University Pride of Wildcat Land! 

Questions? Need more information?

Contact Dr. Tracz at ftracz@ksu.edu

or call the Band Office 785-532-3816