The Ole Miss Color Guard
The Pride of the South Color Guard was formed in 1981 with 22 members. Today, the Guard consists of around 30 talented individuals who use a variety of equipment to add color, movement, and excitement to the Ole Miss Marching Band’s performances. Members work diligently throughout the fall semester to perfect challenging pre-game and halftime routines using modern dance, flag, and rifle choreography.
They perform in front of thousands of Ole Miss fans at home, as well as select away games and bowl games. In addition to performing on the field, the members of the Color Guard also cheer on the Rebel football team with a variety of cheer and pom routines in the stands alongside their fellow band members. Color guard members are selected through auditions held each spring. Auditioning for the color guard requires performing a brief routine and a few basic technique demonstrations.
AUDITIONS FOR THE 2021 OLE MISS COLOR GUARD
We will hold in-person auditions for the 2021 Ole Miss Color Guard on Saturday, April 10 in the UM Band Facility. The auditions will consist of a short routine as well as demonstration of basic skills. A six-foot flag will be provided for participants to use, but all are encouraged to bring their own if possible. Attire should be black t-shirt or tank with black shorts or jazz pants. A black leotard would also be ok. Hair should be pulled back and out of the face.
ALL campus visitors must observe the University of Mississippi COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols.
Auditions will not only be judged on technique, execution, and precision of skill, but also on attitude, work ethic, presence, and retention of material. Those participating in auditions should be familiar with the following techniques:
Flag Basics: drop spin; speed spin; windmill; inverted windmill; carve (figure 8); carve toss.
Dance Basics: jazz run; chassé; passé; sauté; chaine turn.
AUDITION ROUTINE VIDEOS BELOW
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