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Our colorguard is an important part of the pageantry and visual presentation of the Marching Jayhawks, and we welcome anyone interested to come and check us out!  

Our colorguard instructors are Melissa Smith and Tia Derritt-Withers.  

We will hold two auditions for prospective colorguard members this summer. These days provide an excellent opportunity for potential students to meet current members, work on unifying our techniques, and getting a head start on some of our traditional routines and techniques.  Prospective colorguard members only need to attend one date.  Please email Mrs. Smith to RSVP for a date.

2018 KU Colorguard Auditions

Saturday, June 2 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Saturday, July 28 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

We also understand that distance and other factors may prevent interested students from attending, and that not everyone will be able to attend every camp date. Students who are unable to attend any audition dates should contact Mrs. Smith to discuss other options.

Auditions for Feature Twirler

The KU Marching Jayhawks utilize one feature twirler as part of their visual pageantry during performances. Auditions will be held during the 2018-2019 school year for the opening that we anticipate in the fall of 2019. 

Because of the challenges in accommodating multiple schedules, we will arrange auditions on an individual basis. Our goal is to schedule all auditions prior to January 31, 2019. We encourage interested twirlers to schedule an audition over a KU game day weekend, which would enable you to see the Marching Jayhawks perform during a football game and meet our current feature twirler.

For details regarding the audition process, please email Dr. Smith, Director of the KU Marching Jayhawks.


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