AUDITION DATES/TIMES: Click HERE to go to our OPEN CASTING EVENT on Facebook!
Open Casting Auditions for the 2017 Paramount WORLD Guard and the 2017 Paramount OPEN Guard will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 10-11, 2016. The audition fee is $40. More details will be posted soon. Please "like" our official Facebook Page for the most up-to-date announcements!
After Open Casting, we will have a Call-Back Audition to finalize the 2017 Casts on Sunday, September 18 from 9a-6p. The location is Pine Mountain Middle School 2720 Pine Mountain Circle, Kennesaw, GA 30152.
**Please note, to be eligible for Paramount OPEN, performers can NOT BE OVER 23 years of age as of 12:01am on April 1, 2017.
Prior to Auditions, there will be an Audition Clinic on Saturday, August 27, 2016 (9a-9p) for anyone wishing to gain more insight to Paramount Wintergaurd and to help prepare performers for our 2017 Open Casting Audition. See below for more details. Candidates will learn and perform technique and choreography in movement, flag, and weapon (if you spin weapon), as well as participate in other performance exercises and group activities. All performers will be interviewed by our staff one-on-one, and all aspects of member expectations will be covered and discussed. To stay up-to-date on all Audition Information, follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
AUDITION SKILLS Peak Performance Clinic: Look for an Audition Clinic Event announcement on our Facebook Page!
On Saturday, August 27, 2016 (9a-9p), prior to our 2017 Open Casting Audition, we will host an Audition Clinic that allows performers a chance to learn the technique and choreography used in our audition process. The fee for this clinic is $40, and the event will be held in an Atlanta-area location (TBA soon). If you pay and attend the Audition Clinic August 27, you will receive a $20 discount on the Open Casting Audition Fee on September 10-11!
This clinic is open to anyone and is designed to educate performers on the audition process for a world-class colorgurad and specific insight to "what it's like" at Paramount. It is not mandatory to attend the Audition Clinic but advisable if you have never performed in a world class winterguard or drum corps. If you are interested in attending the Audition Skills Clinic, please fill out the Clinic Interest Form above to stay informed on all Peak Performance Clinic Information and by also following us on Facebook and Twitter!
FOLLOW PARAMOUNT WINTERGUARD:
A $40, non-refundable audition fee (cash or Debit/Credit
cards are accepted. There is a 3% service charge added
to payments made with a card.) You will receive a $20 discount
if you attend the Audition Clinic prior on August 27.
HOW TO PREPARE:
It is ideal that potential candidates have some type of dance or colorguard training prior to auditioning for an Independent World colorguard. However, we will not deny anyone the opportunity to come audition or gain experience through the audition process with Paramount Winterguard. Paramount also hosts a series of Peak Performance Clinics, sharing knowledge and skills, and giving performers and insider's experience to what Paramount is all about.
WHAT TO WEAR:
Please wear comfortable, form- fitting, dark-colored, dance or athletic wear. Please bring comfortable sneakers or dance shoes, as well. Hair needs to be pulled back out of your face, and jewelry is not to be worn while rehearsing.
WHAT TO BRING:
Please bring your $40, non-refundable Audition Fee, a great attitude, and all your passion and desire for performing. It will help you come prepared with a knowledge of our rehearsal calendar (on our website) as well as any potential scheduling or financial issues you may have. Flags will be provided for you, and we will have some rifles and sabres on hand to borrow. However, if you own equipment, or have access to your own, please bring those just in case--as we have quite a lot of performers who'll attend auditions.
EQUIPMENT WE USE:
Sabres: 39" KING SABRES. Style #KS2-39
Click HERE to order your own King Sabre!
Rifles: 37.5" ELITE 5 RIFLES from Director's Showcase International. White Rifle, Black Bolt, Black Strap
**You may want to practice without a strap, as we typically do not use straps.
Click HERE to order your own ELITE 5 Rifle!
Flags: 6' aluminum pole with a 36' x 54" curved rectangle silk. Available from many sources of colorguard and band supply vendors online.