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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 in the summer of 2019.

2019 KU Colorguard Auditions

Saturday, June 8 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Saturday, July 27 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

Our feature twirler position is currently filled.  We will post information when we anticipate a future opening.

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