Additional Information

AUDITION FEE:

A $50, 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 you to receive the audition packet and attend auditions.

 

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 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:

Please bring your $50, 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. It is also important that you have a solid financial plan in place for how you will meet the responsibilities of paying membership dues. 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" 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.

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2023 AUDITIONS

Process & Dates

AUDITION CLINIC

 

Prior to auditions, we host an Audition Clinic for performers seeking extra preparation for our Open Casting Audition. The cost of the Audition Clinic is $40, and performers attending BOTH Audition Clinic AND our Open Casting Audition will receive a $15 discount on the Audition Fee. This is payable via our online store.

 

The purpose of this clinic is to provide a real audition experience and provide performers with tips and tools to more-successfully navigate a World Class audition. Performers will also learn technique and choreography used in our 2023 Paramount Auditions, as well as learn important insights regarding the "intangibles" and "do's and don'ts" of a world class audition process. 

The audition clinic will take place on August 28th from 9:00a - 6:00p EST at The Howard School.

192 Foster St NW,

Atlanta, GA 30318

CAST AUDITIONS

Performers will be expected to attend an in-person audition September 17th and September 18th. Auditions will consist of several classes and audition combinations in dance, flag, and weapon.  All auditioning performers will be expected to learn, at minimum, the flag and dance audition pieces. The cost of auditions is $50 and is payable via our online store or the link below.

Please complete the audition registration form linked below prior to attending cast auditions. Upon completing the audition registration, you will be redirected to pay the audition fee. Both of the steps must be completed in order to be eligible for auditions.

An audition packet with additional details will be provided upon payment of the registration fee to the e-mail that's used to make payment. This will include an "introduction" and "skills" video submission that will be required of each auditionee prior to Auditions. Your introduction video submission will be an opportunity to talk about yourself, your interests, and your journey in color guard so far. It's your chance to leave an impression! You'll also be able to showcase any special talents or abilities via the "skills" video submission.

Auditions will take place on September 17th from 10a - 10p EST, and September 18th 9a - 6p at The Howard School.

IMPORTANT DATES

August 28th - Audition Preparation Clinic

September 17th & 18th - Cast Auditions

October 1st and 2nd - Audition Callbacks