A $40, non-refundable audition fee (Debit/Credit cards are accepted) and can be paid by visiting our online store. The fee must be paid and registration completed in order for your video submissions to be considered once auditions close.
HOW TO PREPARE:
It is ideal that potential candidates have thorough 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. Each auditioning performer that submits a video will receive thorough feedback from our staff for them to consider and practice.
WHAT TO WEAR:
Please wear comfortable, form- fitting, solid, dark-colored, dance or athletic wear. Hair needs to be pulled back out of your face, and jewelry is not to be worn while rehearsing.
WHAT YOU NEED TO AUDITION:
This season's auditions will be conducted virtually with in-person callbacks. You will need a recording device and internet capability for uploading your submissions to YouTube. It is also important that you have a solid financial plan in place for how you will meet the responsibilities of paying membership dues. Our season calendar is available on our website- please consider and communicate any and all possible conflicts on your registration form.
EQUIPMENT WE USE:
Sabres: 39" KING SABRES. Style #KS2-39
Click HERE to order your own King Sabre!
Rifles: 37.5" Kong Rifles from Designs by King. White Rifle, Black Bolt, Black Strap
**You may want to practice without a strap, as we occasionally do not use straps.
Flags: 6' aluminum pole with a 36' x 54" curved rectangle silk. Available from many sources of colorguard and band supply vendors online.
Process & Dates
AUDITION VIDEOS & MATERIAL
Performers will be expected to learn, record and submit several videos in order to be considered for the cast of Paramount 2021. All auditioning performers are asked to complete the flag, movement, and individual segments. There are additional rifle and saber segments for anyone wishing to spin weapon.
An audition packet with additional details and specific requirements for each segment will be provided upon payment of the registration fee to the e-mail that's used to make payment.
SUBMITTING YOUR VIDEOS
All audition videos will need to be uploaded via the submission link provided in the audition packet.
September 1st - audition registration and submission opens
September 11th - audition submission closes
September 13th - audition results are sent out
September 25th & 26th - call-backs at E.T. Booth Middle School