2023 UGA FLAGLINE AUDITION INFORMATION We are excited to announce our 2023 UGA Flagline audition information for the upcoming season. STEP ONE: ONLINE APPLICATION AND FEE: Submit your online application by 8:00 PM EST Friday, March 31st, 2023 at the following link: https://ugaflagline.wufoo.com/forms/2023-uga-flagline-auditions-application/ Items to be included in the online application: 1 letter of recommendation from either your band director or guard instructor Photocopy of UGA acceptance letter for Fall 2023 or UGA ID/Class schedule (current UGA students) Full body photo in either performance attire or black leotard Copy of UGA acceptance letter Pay your $40 non-refundable auxiliary audition fee by March 31st, 2023 at https://estore.uga.edu/C27063_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=8757&SINGLESTORE=true *Please note that we typically require a physical from a doctor in order to audition. We will only require completed physicals from candidates who are invited to callbacks on April 22nd, 2023. STEP TWO: VIDEO AUDITION We will require 2 video submissions from each applicant by 8:00 PM EST Wednesday, April 12th, 2023. One video will consist of a flag routine and the second will consist of a dance/pom routine. On April 6th by 8:00 PM, all candidates will receive an email containing the required material for the 2 videos. Additionally, the email will include directions for how to submit completed audition videos. Video Requirements and Attire: Please upload videos to YouTube and be sure the links are unlisted to allow our staff to access them. Wear a black leotard with dance tights, dance shoes, and performance quality hair and makeup. Your hair & make-up should be complementary and appropriate for an athletic environment. Be sure that we can hear the music It is preferred, but not required, that the performer record the material inside a studio or a gym. Any open space inside the home, garage or even the yard is perfectly acceptable, as long as the skills can be performed safely. Make sure we can see your full body and flag and that there is adequate light. Make sure you are not so far away from the camera that we cannot see your face. Be sure that there are no distractions in the background. STEP THREE: LIVE CALLBACK AUDITION: Candidates selected for live auditions will be notified via email by the evening of Saturday, April 15th, 2023. Live callback auditions will take place on Saturday, April 22nd, 2023. At the conclusion of the one-day callback audition, our final 2023 team will be announced. A mandatory orientation meeting will take place on this same day at 6:00 PM. IMPORTANT DUE DATES: Friday, March 31st, 2023 - online application and audition fee due by 8:00 PM EST Thursday, April 6th, 2023 - round one video audition information emailed. Wednesday, April 12th, 2023 - two video submissions due by 7:00 PM EST Saturday, April 15th, 2023 - email invitation for live callback audition for those selected Saturday, April 22nd, 2023 - Live callback audition day ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Audition Routine: Candidates auditioning for Flagline do not need to prepare a routine to show. A routine will be taught to all participants during the process. Audition Equipment: You may use any flag you have for your video auditions. For the live callback, a 6' weighted flag will be provided to those auditioning. You do not need to bring your own equipment for the live audition. Judges: The judges will score candidates during both the video portion of the process, as well as callbacks. Judges are looking for poise, technique, memory, timing, showmanship, personality, and learning approach. Weapons: UGA spins both rifle and sabre. However, weapon auditions will not occur until over the summer. Members must first be offered a spot on the team by auditioning on flag only. Deposit: A new member can expect to pay around $1,500-$1,800 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 orientation meeting on April 22nd after being offered a spot on the team. The remaining balance is to be paid by June 1st. Fees should be paid online via UGA Marketplace. Winterguard Auditions: UGA Winterguard auditions are separate from Flagline auditions and are held in September/October of each year. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com. GO DAWGS!