2017 Color Guard Auditions
Auditions for the 2017 “Demon Heat” Color Guard will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016 and Saturday, April 21, 2017 at the Health and P.E. Majors Building on the Northwestern Campus beginning at 8:30 a.m. A complete packet of information will be posted on this website in the future with detailed information concerning the audition process. Please contact Dr. Jeffrey Mathews
, Ms. Estelle Murr
or Mr. Dan McDonald
for immediate additional information.
Letter from the Director:
Dear Prospective Demon Heat Color Guard Member,
I am so pleased to hear that you are interested in the colorguard at Northwestern State University. Our Demon Heat Colorguard is an active part of the Spirit of Northwestern marching band, and select members represent the university in wintergard competitions throughout the spring semester. Scholarships are available for both marching band and wintergard.
Auditions for the 2016-2017 Demon Heat colorguard will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016 and Saturday, April 21, 2017. These auditions are for all students both new and returning who wish to participate during the 2016-2017 school year.
Audition candidates are not expected to prepare a routine of their own. We teach a movement combination as well as a flag combination that day, then we assess candidates based on their learning ability and both technical and expressive performance of those two combinations. There is not a separate weapon audition at that time-we select our weapon line from students who are on the team in August during band camp.
Individual auditions prior to the full team auditions are available upon request for a variety of situations that render a candidate unable to attend our full team audition. To be considered, candidates should electronically submit a video demonstrating 1) a movement phrase, 2) flag basics including a minimum of drop spins, carves, vertical tosses, and pitch tosses, and 3) a flag phrase set to music demonstrating rhythmic proficiency, expressive qualities, and a combination of flag and body in tandem. Videos or video links should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarships begin at $1000 per semester, and 100% of performers who make our team are given at least the minimum scholarship. We also provide out-of-state tuition fee waivers for colorguard members not from Louisiana.
If you have any additional questions, I can be reached via text or call at 817-965-4935 or via email at email@example.com
Estelle Gravois Murr
NSU Demon Heat Director