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Feature Twirler

The University of Georgia Feature Twirler is a long-standing tradition of excellence that contributes to the pride and spirit of the Bulldog Nation! Feature Twirlers at UGA represent some of the most decorated twirlers in the world. They take pride in being part of an organization that has such a renowned reputation of excellence and who love cheering on the DAWGS! Each twirler receives a scholarship pending acceptance into a degree program at UGA. 

Feature Twirler Auditions

The Redcoat Marching Band will be holding Feature Twirler auditions for the upcoming season.

To be considered for the position, you must send a 4-to-6-minute video showcasing your talent. The video and required documents are due by February 1, 2024. Click here for the list of requirements.

Finalists are selected by mid-February and notified by the Director of Athletic Bands.

Required documents 

  • A cover letter stating your intent and reasons for applying
  • A current resume listing academic and twirling accomplishments, etc. Be sure to include contact information including a phone number and email address for the applicant.
  • A recent full-length color photo of the applicant in full competition/performance costume
  • A letter of recommendation 
  • A 4- to 6-minute video which highlights your ability. It should include LIVE performances (Ex: competitions, field performances, local community events, and pep rallies)
  • Note: A YouTube link or other online media is acceptable for the video.

Electronic materials and questions may be emailed to the UGA Auxiliary Coordinator at by February 1, 2024.

LIVE Audition

If applicable, the on-campus finalist auditions may be held in late March-early April 2024. The Redcoat Marching Band maintains exceptionally high standards for feature twirlers. The live round of auditions will only be held when a prospective twirler has demonstrated those standards in the application/video process. Finalists should prepare a 3-to-4-minute routine that includes 1, 2, 3, and 4 baton tricks to any music of your choice. The live audition is followed by an interview with the judging panel. More information about the live audition will be sent to the finalists.

Only applicants who meet the academic admission requirements of the University of Georgia will be invited for live auditions. Please review the UGA application process and requirements here: (Link:

UGA Feature Twirler : Ally Duda

Ally Duda, is a resident of New Market, MD. She is currently a Human Development and Family Sciences major on a pre-occupational therapy track where she intends to someday help those with special needs. She has been twirling for as long as she can remember and has learned so many valuable life lessons from the sport of baton twirling. Over the last two years she has been honored to earn numerous national and world championship titles which are listed below:

  • 2023 National Collegiate Downfield Champion
  • 2023 Senior Women’s Solo Gold Medalist World Champion
  • 2023 Senior Women’s Two Baton Bronze Medalist 
  • 2023 Women’s Solo Grand Champion
  • 2022 & 2023 Artistic Twirl Grand Champion 
  • 2022 WFNBTA Senior Women’s Solo, Freestyle, Two Baton, and Duet World Champion
  • 2022 WBTF Senior Women’s Bronze Medalist