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Marching band visual ensemble auditions July 31

July 12, 2010

CSU Marching Band Visual Ensemble/Color Guard auditions will be held the last weekend of July. Become a member of the marching band and perform at all home football games as well as at additional events.

Audition to join the CSU Marching Band Visual Ensemble/Color Guard and show your Ram spirit!

The Marching Band is looking for talented individuals with:

  • Color guard, dance, or cheer experience
  • A passion for music and CSU spirit

As an ensemble member expect to have fun, show school spirit, get physical exercise and stress relief, give exciting performances, free travel to selected away games and events while developing life-long friendships.

Open to current, incoming students

Auditions are open to any current or incoming CSU students and candidates need not be a music major to try out and participate in the Visual Ensemble/Color Guard.

The Visual Ensemble/Color Guard are marching band members and will perform at all home football games and additional events.

Auditions held Saturday, July 31

  • When: Saturday, July 31, 9 a.m. to noon
  • Where: Instrumental Rehearsal Hall, University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington Street, Fort Collins

Audition requirements

Requirements for Visual Ensemble/Color Guard tryouts include performance of:

  • Flag twirling
  • Dance and movement skills
  • Comprehension of tryout choreography

Taped auditions accepted

Taped auditions are accepted – please show a full routine that demonstrates flag twirling, dance, and movement skills. Candidates must be enrolled or enrolling at Colorado State University.

Please mail audition tapes and application to:

Colorado State University
Department of Music
Attn: Marching Band Office
1778 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1778

Summer band camp required

If selected, candidates are required to attend summer band camp and any other events designated by the ensemble coordinator. Enrollment in the Marching Band class section is also required.

For more information, please call (970) 491-5973 or e-mail

Contact: Jennifer Clary
Phone: (970) 491-3603