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The Ole Miss Color Guard

The Pride of the South Color Guard was formed in 1981 with 22 members. Today, the Guard consists of 40 talented individuals who use a variety of equipment to add color, movement, and excitement to the Ole Miss Marching Band's performances. Members work diligently throught the fall semester to perfect chanllenging pregame and halftime routines using modern dance, flag, and rifle choreography.

They perform in front of thousands of Ole Miss fans at home, as well as select away games and bowl games. In addition to performing on the field, the members of the Color Guard also cheer on the Rebel football team with a variety of cheer and pom routines in the stands alongside their fellow band members. Color guard members are selected through auditions held each spring. Auditioning for the color guard requires performing a brief routine taught by the color guard instructor for a panel of judges.

Color Guard Auditions will be held in the Ole Miss Band Hall on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 1pm. Audition Requirements for the 2014 Color Guard will consist of the following basic performance techniques:

Drop spins; speed spins; figure-8's; windmills; extended windmills; speed spin tosses; horizontal (parallel) tosses; sautes; chasses; peques; and jazz running.

Proper Attire for Audition Day - Shorts/capri-type pants (need to be able to clearly see feet and leg movement). Tennis/guard/dance shoes. Shirt that allows movement but is not too loose or bulky. T-shirts are ok as long as they do not indicate what high school/junior college/college they are from. Hair pulled back away from face.

Feature Twirler auditions will consist of indivudual routines.

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