Marching Band Auditions
Wind Instrumentalists click HERE for warm-ups and audition music.
Every marching band member must audition.
The audition will consist of playing:
- 3 Major Scales
- Prepared music – to include warm-ups, fight songs and music from our halftime show
2015 Summer Winds Camp
The Georgia Tech Marching Band will host a summer Winds Camp on TBA from 10-2pm in the Couch Building. All current and future members of the GT Marching Band are welcome to join us for this great event. E-mail Dr. Chip Crotts (email@example.com) for more information.
Drumline and Sideline Percussion Auditions
Percussionists click HERE for all your percussion audition and show music.
There will be three highly recommended mini-camps for the entire percussion section (battery and front ensemble) on DATES TBD 10 AM to 5 PM. These camps are not specifically required, but are recommended so that you can learn about playing style and ensemble development in the Georgia Tech Drumline. This gives the staff an opportunity to work with you before the final auditions at the beginning of band camp in August.
All students who live in the Metro area should plan on being there, and if you live outside the Metro Atlanta area and can make it, we would love to have you there. Contact Chris Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
A FEW THINGS TO REMEMBER:
- We have an unusually large number of percussionists auditioning for a limited number of physical instruments in the battery.
- The performance level of the drum line is very high. We take pride in being one of the finest college drum lines in the country.
- We will evaluate your progress from camp to camp.
- All members audition for their spot, including vets! Everyone must practice.
- We will move people around instruments to find your best potential spot on the line.
- Don’t hesitate to ask any questions between camps. The experience will be amazingly fun no matter what you play. Everyone that auditions will have the opportunity to participate in the Georgia Tech Band program either in the battery or the front ensemble and be assigned a part at Band Camp.
- If for some reason you can’t make one of the two Summer percussion camps make sure you have the prepared music ready when you get to band camp August 10th.
No Experience necessary!
When: April 19, 2015 9:30am-5pm
Where: O’Keefe Gym at Georgia Tech
After results are announced, all new and returning members should expect to stay till 7pm to receive information, have their measurements taken, and pay a $50 deposit to hold their spot on the colorguard. NO SPOTS WILL BE OFFICIAL UNTIL THE $50 DEPOSIT IS PAID. Please bring a check made payable to GT Athletic Association. Find us on Facebook at GT Colorguard Try-outs 2012
What should I bring?
A water bottle, lunch, and $50 deposit. Flags WILL be provided.
What should I wear?
Please wear form fitting, athletic clothes that you can move in. Tights, leggings, short, and capris are acceptable – no ankle length pants. Hair and make-up should be performance quality. No jewelry besides stud earrings please. Formal auditions will be during the last part of the day and all those auditioning must be wearing black, form fitting clothes.
Do current members have to re-audition?
Yes, all returning members must go through the audition process each season.
What type of things will I have to do for the audition?
The audition will include a dance routine, flag basics (drop spins, peggy spins, basic tosses, etc.), and a flag routine choreographed by the instructors. All skill levels are encouraged to audition!
Does the colorguard spin weapons?
Yes, the colorguard holds an optional audition for the rifle line later in the season. Your ability or interest in the rifle line will in no way affect your audition. The audition process is based solely on dance and flag. The rifle line spins 39″ rifles.
Thank you for your interest in the Georgia Tech Colorguard! For additional information, please e-mail email@example.com
Video Auditions – accepted until June 20th, 2015
If you are an incoming Tech freshman from out of state and cannot make the audition date, you will be allowed to submit a videotape of yourself performing on flag. We’ll hold weapon auditions at Band Camp.
You’ll need to demonstrate drop spins, peggy spins (aka overhand spins), cones, pull hits, thumb flips, and any other basic flag skills you may do at your school that would demonstrate your control/skill with the equipment.
You’ll need to demonstrate that you’re able to execute multiple tosses, including a basic pop toss, a standard double, a parallel toss, and a basic 45 toss.
You’ll also need to perform a short piece of choreography to music. You can use whatever music you like. We’re mainly looking to see that you can incorporate your body and your flag into the musical phrase. It doesn’t need to be the craziest, trickiest thing you’ve ever done. You need to look in control of your body, your equipment and your performance quality at all times.
In the video, we’d prefer if you wear an all black, form fitting ensemble, preferably capris or shorts with tights so that we can see your feet and ankles.
After we review your video, the guard staff will contact you about anything you might need to work on and notify you of your acceptance into the color guard.
Questions about Guard auditions? Please email Georgia Tech Colorguard at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
Members of the GT Guard will also offer several spin clinics throughout the summer. The dates are TBD at the Couch Building on Georgia Tech’s campus.
If you are interested in these clinics, please visit
Tech Twirler Line Auditions
Video submissions for the Tech Twirler Line – Will be accepted for the 2012-2013 Season between March 30th and May 31st. The team will be announced shortly after.
There will be no formal in person audition for the Tech Twirler Line this year.
Audition Routine: Must be uploaded to youtube.com, link should be emailed to email@example.com by 05/31/12
· Must be between 90-120 seconds in length, Twirler’s choice of Music
· Must contain dance and bodywork
· Must include 1 & 2 baton elements (3 is welcome but not necessary)
· Must include at least 2 vertical 2 spins, and a horizontal section
· Other elements are welcome but not necessary
· Twirler must wear audition attire: Tan/nude tights, black one-piece leotard, shoes are twirlers choice.
· Props, other than batons, are not allowed
Note: Line twirlers will be judged specifically on sharpness, proper body work, drops, showmanship, physical fitness and precision.
In addition to the video, please also include in the same email the following Audition Materials:
- Headshot (low res)
- Application (in PDF or Image form)- available on the GT Band website
- Proof of health insurance (scanned)
- Letter of Acceptance to Georgia Tech or cross registered school for incoming freshmen
- Audition fee of $15.00, please submit payment via paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Georgia Tech Golden Girl/Feature Twirler position will not open for audition this year.
There are no scholarships available to the Tech Twirlers at this point.
Costs associated with Twirling are limited to attire and typically range from $300-500. Money is not due until the team is announced and can be paid in increments.
Pep Band Auditions
Students must register for the course. No further audition is required if student has experience on their instrument.
Symphonic Band, Concert Band, and Orchestral Winds Auditions
The Symphonic Band, Concert Band, and Orchestral Winds auditions will take place the first Tuesday of classes each semester. The date for the Fall semester will be August 18, 2015 6:00-9:00 PM in Couch Building.
Winds will be required to sight read and be required to play five chromatically adjacent major scales plus the chromatic scale for the practical range of their instrument.
Percussion will need to interview with the directors. Please contact email@example.com
Contact Professor Diden if you have questions about these requirements (firstname.lastname@example.org). You may sign up for an audition time the week before classes begin. Sign-up sheets are posted on the first floor band board in the Couch Building.
All students MUST sign up for the appropriate Concert Band, Symphonic Band or Orchestra class after auditions have been completed.
Jazz Studies Program
Auditions for the Jazz Studies program will be held the first two days of classes, August
20-21, in Room 101, Couch Building. Please visit the Jazz Ensembles page for more information regarding times, requirements and all other details.