The Colorguard and Feature Twirler(s) are a very important auxiliary units of the Marching Band. These groups have participated in the Marching Band for over 20 years. They perform at all Marching Band performances during the Fall semester. The main venue for performances is Houck Stadium on the main campus of Southeast Missouri State University.

The Colorguard and Feature Twirler(s) often rehearse separately from the winds and percussion until routines are well-learned. These units typically schedule additional rehearsals on Wednesday evenings during the Fall. Attendance at additional practices is mandatory. Exceptions can be made in emergency situations. The Colorguard captain is to be notified prior to a missed rehearsal.

Every member (including returning members) is required to audition for the guard each season. Auditions are typically held on the second Saturday of April. Consult the Marching Band webpage regularly during the Spring semester for dates and details of the audition process.

If you have any questions or require further information regarding the Southeast Colorguard or Feature Twirler(s), please contact email semoband@semo.edu or by phone 573-651-2335.

Southeast Colorguard Auditions

  1. Auditions are open to any Southeast student with a background in Colorguard participation.
  2. Auditions are held in mid-to-late Spring semester (month of April).
  3. Bring a completed audition application with you to the audition (link to audition application below).
  4. Wear shorts, t-shirt type top, and tennis shoes.
  5. Bring your own flag and pole with covers (tips) on each end.
  6. Prepare the following fundamentals (demonstrated while standing still and marching):
    1. Drop Spins — Right
    2. Drop Spins — Left
    3. Double Time Drop Spins (Both Left and Right)
    4. Carves
    5. Butterfly
    6. Wind Mill
    7. Pop Toss
    8. J Toss
  7. Prepare an individual routine (2 minute maximum) to the music of your choice. Bring your own CD.
  8. A group routine will be taught at the audition and judged during the audition. Each candidate must audition in person, no video auditions allowed without prior approval from the director of the GEMB
Colorguard Application

Featured Baton Twirler Auditions

  1. Auditions are open to any Southeast student with a background in baton twirling.
  2. Auditions are held in mid-to-late Spring semester (month of April).
  3. Bring a completed audition application with you to the audition (link to audition application below).
  4. Wear a performance uniform for the audition.
  5. Prepare 1, 2 and 3 baton material (4 baton material is optional).
  6. Prepare the following fundamentals:
    1. 1 turn illusion
    2. 3 turn
    3. High toss cartwheel or walkover
    4. Any 2 high toss tricks (with a minimum 7 count toss)
  7. Bring a video recording of a personal performance to the audition (no longer than 5 minutes in length-this recording will not be returned to you).
  8. Prepare an individual routine (2 minutes minimum/4 minutes maximum) to music of your choice (bring your own CD). This routine should be different than the video recording submitted at the audition.
  9. Each candidate must audition in person, no video auditions allowed.
Featured Twirler Audition Application

Contact

573.651.2335
semoband@semo.edu
River Campus Marching Band Annex
Southeast Marching Band
One University Plaza, MS 7800
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701