Color Guard FAQ
What is the practice schedule?
The color guard rehearses when the full band rehearses (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:25PM, also Fridays on game weeks); these rehearsals are mandatory. There are also extra color guard rehearsals on Mondays of game week; these rehearsals are mandatory if you do not have a Monday evening class. Practicing the routine on your own is also highly encouraged!
Do I get class credit?
Color guard members enroll in the same class (MUBD 2610) and receive the same amount of class credit (2 credits) as band members.
Do I have to pay for anything?
Students will only be responsible for purchasing shoes and gloves for the marching season ($38), payable at band camp. The Cavalier Marching Band will also provide all color guard members with a special warmup suit. There may be a few additional costs, for items such as t-shirts and uniform undershirts, so please estimate your color guard budget to be around $55 for the season.
What previous experience is required?
No previous experience is required, but please understand that we will be holding auditions and color guard basics and a great attitude are a must! If you have no previous experience, will I have time to learn basics before auditioning? Yes, basics will be taught at the color-guard pre-camp prior to Band Camp auditions.
What equipment will we be using?
The color guard's equipment will consist of flags, swing flags, and rifles.