Video & Late Auditions

If you missed our May auditions, it's not too late to join!

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Creating your Video Audition:

Please include everything into a single video instead of sending several links to different videos. It is much easier to send one link with all pieces of your video audition. 

  1. Introduction

    • State your Name, Age, and whether you are interested in auditioning for the Fall Marching Aztecs Color Guard, the Aztec Independent Open Winter Guard, or both.

    • Then tell us about any experience you may have whether it is a High School color guard, Drum Corps, Independent Winter Guard, Performance Group, Dance Team, etc.

  2. You only need to record yourself from the front for your audition video.

  3. Instructions for your combo videos are below. The order of the video should be Introduction, Dance Combo, Flag Basics, then Flag Combo. If you are doing weapon you will then include the Rifle Basics then Rifle Combo, followed by Sabre Basics and the Sabre Combo. Remember, only dance and flag are required, rifle and sabre are optional and you do not have to do both weapons.

Submitting your Video Audition:

  1. Upload the video on Youtube. Title the video “ SDSU Color Guard 2019-2020 Video Audition” Be sure to make the video public so that we will be able to view it with no problems. We are aware that there are other ways to send us your video audition but we prefer everyone to upload it on YouTube and send us the YouTube link to your video audition.

  2. E-mail us the link to your video to sdsuguard@gmail.com. Be sure to double check that your video is viewable. Try sending the link to a friend or family member to assure you that the video will be viewable.

You have 2 options:

You can attend one of our rehearsals on the dates listed below to learn the routines and audition in person

  • Monday-Friday, June 10-14, 10am-5pm

  • Thursday, June 20, 1-5pm

  • Tuesday, June 25, 1-5pm

  • Thursday, June 27, 1-5pm

  • You must email us at sdsuguard@gmail.com and let us know which day you are coming in to audition and we'll let you know the location.

Email us your audition videos by Thursday, June 27

  • Dance and flag are the only elements required. Rifle and sabre are optional.

  • Required additional skills to include in your videos:

    • 5 flag singles on the right

    • 5 flag singles on the left

    • 5 flag doubles on the right

  • If you are doing rifle, please include:

    • 5 rifle doubles (5-7 set-up preferred)

    • 5 rifle triples (5-7 set-up preferred)

    • Optional - 5 rifle quads, (5-7 set-up preferred)

    • Optional - 5 rifle fives

    • Optional - 5 rifle sixes

  • If you are doing sabre, please include:

    • 5 hilt doubles (5-7 set-up preferred)

    • 5 blade doubles (5-7 set-up preferred)

    • 5 hilt triples (5-7 set-up preferred)

    • 5 blade triples (5-7 set-up preferred)

    • Optional - 5 hilt quads, (5-7 set-up preferred)

    • Optional - 5 blade quads, (5-7 set-up preferred)

    • Optional - 5 hilt fives

    • Optional - 5 hilt sixes

Have fun with it! Don't stress about the small stuff :) Remember to perform!

 


Additional Requirements 

  • Pay the $40 audition fee online if you are submitting a video audition, or in person if you are coming in to audition.

To pay online

  1. Click on the image to the left to add the item to your cart. It will then be added to your cart and appear in the upper right hand corner of the site.

  2. Click on your cart to pay the fee.

  3. Please note that your audition is NOT complete until you pay the audition fee and receive email confirmation of your payment.

If you have any questions, feel free to call or text Michele 858-472-2715. We look forward to meeting you!!!


Combo videos

  • Please perform a 1 minute dance routine of you choice to music of your choosing. This should demonstrate your flexibility, technique, and training. Be sure to include any gymnastics, tricks, or other impressive skills you can do in your combo. Also, include some ground choreography, leaps, turns, and performance.

  • Your flag combo must be 1 minute long and include work on both hands, demonstrate a variety of flag tosses, and your ability to work form multiple places on the equipment. Be sure to include any tricks you can do as well.

  • If you choose to do a weapon combo, you can do pick either rifle or sabre or do both in a 1 minute routine. It should include work on both hands, demonstrate a variety of tosses, and your ability to work form multiple places on the equipment. Be sure to include any tricks you can do as well.