Color Guard Auditions

Any student, who will be in grades 6-12 at Girard High School can audition. NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY! Students with prior color guard, dance, gymnastics,baton,martial arts or other performance training find enjoyment in participating in this activity.

During the four week auditions days you will spend time getting to know our Color Guard Instructor Mr. Rossey and current high school guard members. You will start with dance class where you will learn a few basic stretches and across the floor exercises which are a combination of dance moves while moving across the floor. After dance class you will transition to spinning flag, and possibly rifle depending on the show for that year. Those new to spinning flag will learn basic skills on flag to get you started.

Where & Where

We will start auditions on April 11th 2024 at 5:00PM to 7:00PM in the High School Band Room. Parents that have any questions please feel free to contact Mr. Rossey at 814-720-1074 or devin@girardmusicanddramaboosters.org

What to Wear?

Athletic clothing, (tank top, leggings, t-shirt, shorts and tennis shoes. Also be sure to bring a water bottle.

Equipment

All equipment needed will be provided for you. If you have previously participated in color guard and have your own rifle you may bring that.

DANCE

  • Jazz Run
  • Lunges
  • Chasse
  • saute arebesque
  • chaine turn combination left & right
  • saute combination left & right

FLAG

  • Corners
  • Figure Eights
  • Drop Spins Left & Right
  • Rainbows
  • Row Boats
  • Double Butterflies
  • Windmills
  • Witches Brew
  • Around the world
  • Jay-Toss
  • Money Hand Toss
  • Flat Toss
  • Dinner Plate Toss

RIFLE

  • 100 Handspins right and left
  • Toss – Single
  • Toss – Double
  • Double Time
  • Corners
  • Toss – Right Leg