Color Guard Audition Information

Laker Marching Band Summer Video Auditions

Video auditions are still open for the 2022 Laker Marching Band Color Guard until July 3, 2022!

Instructions:

  • Email [email protected] with the following information:
    • Name
    • Cell Number
    • High School Attended
  • Once your email is received, instructions will be sent to for your video audition.

Any questions, please email [email protected] or call Dr. John Martin at 616-328-1500.


Color Guard Audition Form Deadline
May 6

2022 Color Guard Auditions

Saturday, May 7, 2022
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Haas Center for Performing Arts, Room 1515 (Band Room)

Register for Your Color Guard Audition

  • Submission of Form Due by Friday, May 6, 2022
  • All auditionees must attend the entire day!
  • All accepted members must register for MUS 107 (marching band). This is a one (1) credit class.
  • Full-time students at area colleges/universities may audition.

Audition Process

The 2022 GVSU Laker Marching Band Color Guard Auditions for prospective members and LMB returners will be conducted in person:

  • Complete and Submit your online Color Guard Audition Registration Form
    • The online form must be submitted before the Saturday audition date.
  • Review the Color Guard Audition Youtube Video entitled, "Flag Warm Up" and the count-notes listed in the in video description and in the Count Notes Section below.
    • The Youtube video link can be found in the "Audition Material" section. 
    • Mastery of technique and following the count-notes are keys to a successful audition.
  • Auditions will also include learning a new routine and performing the routine in groups.
    • Attention to learning concepts and technique with openness to critique and a positive work are additional keys to a successful audition.

Additional Information:

  • All accepted members must register for MUS 107 (marching band). This is a one (1) credit class.
  • Full-time students at area colleges/universities may audition. Contact Dr. John Martin at [email protected] or call 616-331-2942.

Audition Materials (Flag Warm Up Only)

Audition Materials - Flag Warm Up (Only)

All Prospective Members are required to perform the "GVSU Flag Warm Up" and routine as part their audition.
 

  • Please review the "Flag Warm Up" Youtube video above and refer to the count-notes in the video description as you prepare your video.
  • You can see the count-notes:
    • When you press play, the select "YOUTUBE" below the video.
    • You can also see count-notes by clicking the link below that can be downloaded as a PDF.
    • Count-notes are also listed in the "Count-Note" section at the bottom of this webpage.

Download GVSU Warm Up Video Count-Notes PDF


Mandatory Summer Camp

Mandatory Summer Camp Day

  • All members of the 2022 Laker Marching Band Color Guard MUST attend the Summer Camp on Saturday, July 9 & Sunday, July 10, 2022. Room and Board provided.

Flag Warm Up - Count-Notes

Flag warmup: CVA by Dancing on Pluto

(40 counts - Drop Spins in lunges)
Hold first 16 counts. squeeze 15, right shoulder 16
8 counts drop spins 1st position
8 counts drop spins left lunge 8 counts drop spins 1st position
8 counts drop spins right lunge
8 counts drop spins 1st position

(16 counts - Drop Spins with tondues)
Continue drop spins, moving forward
Left tondue, in (look left)
Right tondue, in (look right)
Left tondue, in (look left)
Right tondue, in (look right)
Continue drop spins, moving backward
Right tondue, in (look right)
Left tondue, in (look left)
Right tondue, in (look right)
Left tondue, in (look left)

 

(con't) 

(16 counts - Drop Spins with Jazz square)
Left (drag right foot into coupe)
Back (drag left foot into coupe)
Left (drag right root into coupe)
Front (drag left foot into coupe)
Back( drag right foot into coupe)
Right(drag left foot into coupe)
Front (drag right foot into coupe)
Right (drag left foot into 1st position)

(36 counts - Drop Spins, Double Fast, Thumb Flip, Flourish Sequence-2x, 4 count cone)
4 drop spins in 1st position
4 speed spins
4 thumb flips
4 count flourish
4 drop spins
4 speed spins
4 thumb flips
4 count flourish to right present
4 count cone to the front

(20 counts - Cones with lower body)
4 count cone while doing a Ronde de Jambe (leg circle) to face left 45
Rotate body to face back 45, 4 count cone
4 count cone while doing a Ronde de Jambe to face opposite back 45
Rotate body to face right 45, 4 count cone
Lift left leg to face front in 2nd position, 4 count cone.

(con't)

(60 counts - Pull Hits into Pop Toss)
Replace hands to start pull hits from tape and bottom cheater:
1-2 pull hit
3 hold
4 hold
5-6 pull hit
7 hold
8 hold
9-10 pull hit
11-12 pull hit
13-14 pull hit
15-16 pull hit
1-2 pull angle
3 hold
4 hold
5-6 pull angle
7 hold
8 hold
9-10 pull angle
11-12 pull angle
13-14 pull angle
15-16 pull angle
1-2 pull flat
3 hold
4 hold
5-6 pull flat
7 hold
8 hold
9-10 pull flat
11-12 pull flat
13-14 pull flat
15-16 pull flat
1-2 pull hit
3-4 pull angle
5-6 pull flat
7-8 pull hit
9-12 pop toss
End


If you would like to get more information about the Laker Marching Band, please contact the Dr. John Martin at (616) 331-2942 or send an e-mail to [email protected]. Please leave a voicemail if your call is not answered!



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