MAJORETTE AUDITION INFORMATION
Tryout Requirements & Deadlines for 2021 Season
By December 1st
- Academic Resume
- Video Recording of required tricks (see attached)
- Proof of Application to UGA
By April 17th
- UGA Auxiliary Application (including photo)
- Signed Performance and Appearance Standard Form
- $40 non-refundable application fee
- Copy of UGA Admission Acceptance
- Evidence of successful sports physical within 12 months of tryout day
- Letter of Recommendation
LIVE Auditions for the Majorettes will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, GA. Auditions are open to the public for viewing.
Check-in: 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Concourse Gate A
Audition: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Interview: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Announcement of the Majorettes & Feature Twirlers and mandatory orientation meeting: 6:00 pm
Application Requirements: All Candidates must submit the appropriate documents and return as a packet by Friday April 17, 2020 to:
UGA Redcoat Band - Auxiliary Auditions
250 River Road
Athens, Georgia 30602-7287
The audition packet must include:
- Completed UGA Auxiliary Application (including Full Body Photo in performance attire)
- Signed Performance and Appearance Standard form
- 1 sealed letter of recommendation
- Copy of current physical within one-year date of tryouts
- Copy of UGA Acceptance letter of UGA Student ID (current UGA students only)
- $80 non-refundable application fee (checks to HHSOM - UGA BAnds)
Attire: All candidates should wear black leotard, tights, dance/baton shoes (whatever you choose). You may wear warm-ups to learn the routine if you would like.
Hair: Your hair & make-up should be complimentary and appropriate for an athletic environment. We would like to see an example of “game-day ready” meaning full hair (curled, half-up half down) and make-up. No Ponytails please!
Check-in: Upon arrival, candidates should check-in at Gate A.
- Group Stretch
- Learn Across the Floor
- 60-second Routine
- Perform in groups of 2-4
- Solo Performances
Audition Routine: A guest chorographer will teach a 60-second routine with some of the following elements:
To audition for the Majorette line, you must execute the following:
- Toss Walk-over
- One-Spin Illusion
- Toss Illusion (forward and reverse on the right leg)
- 3 Spins (Horizontal & Vertical)
- 2 Baton Combinations
- 3 Baton Combinations
- Advanced understanding of bodywork and dance combinations
- Grand jetes on both legs
Also, each candidate will need to prepare a solo routine not to exceed 2 minutes. Please incorporate personal style as well as required technical skills. You may choose any music that is tasteful. You will be asked to perform this routine if you successfully complete the group audition process, so you may or may not actually perform the routine you have prepared.
Please bring 2 copies of your music either by CD or iPod/Phone. Please email your solo music to email@example.com by Friday, April 17, 2020.
Interviews: They are a great way to get to know the candidate and their personality and speaking ability. Be prepared to introduce yourself and provide an overview of your background, education, and goals. Casual Business Attire is expected.
Judges: The judges will score candidates during both the large group portion of the process in which the routine is being taught and the small group performance portion. Judges are looking for poise, dance/twirling technique, memory, timing, showmanship, personality, overall physical appearance, and learning approach.
Deposit: A new member can expect to pay around $1,800-$2,500 total for the season’s apparel. Many of these items are one-time purchases. 50% of the members’ total is expected to be paid at the mandatory meeting after being offered a spot on the team. The remaining balance is to be paid by June 1st.
The University of Georgia Feature Twirler
The University of Georgia Feature Twirler position is highly sought after and very competitive. The Redcoat Marching Band continues to recruit the best twirlers across the nation. The Feature Twirler is a scholarship position and auditions will be held every year.
In order to be selected you must send a 5-8 minute video that showcases your talent.
Video Submissions need to be in the band office by December 1st. Please send a cover letter, a letter of recommendation, twirling resume, full body photo in uniform along with video to:
Attn.: Feature Twirler Auditions
250 River Road
Athens, GA 30602
The Feature Twirler Panel will select twirler/twirlers to come in for a LIVE audition that will take place in the spring time. Once videos are viewed you will receive a letter from the Band Director stating the next steps in the process. We will ask you to come in for a LIVE audition and you need to prepare a 3 minute routine that should include: 1 baton tricks (double walkover, aerials, double illusions, etc.), 2, 3, and 4 baton tricks to any music of your choice. We will give you a piece of music as well and you will have 30 minutes to choreograph your own routine and perform for the panel.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-542-1505.