Colorguard | LSU Department of Bands

Colorguard


Established in 1971, the LSU Tiger Band Colorguard is comprised of approximately 30 individuals out of the 325-member Tiger Marching Band. This line is chosen by a special audition in the spring of each year. Membership is open to all qualified students who are on campus, entering freshmen, or transfer students. Students (including transfer students) must have a 2.0 grade point average in order to audition for the line. Previous colorguard experience is required. The LSU Colorguard performs with the Tiger Band at all LSU home and select away football games.


Clinics

Clinics with the LSU Colorguard are free and open to any incoming student interested in being part of the organization. These are optional but highly encouraged, especially for new members who have not auditioned for the ensemble previously. In each clinic, you will learn the components required for the audition from the current LSU Colorguard captains and advisor. The clinics take place in the Tiger Band Hall located on Aster Street, west of Highland Rd.

2020 Clinic Dates

All remaining clinics have been cancelled.


Auditions

 Auditions have been modified due to the ongoing public health crisis. Please read the new information below carefully. 

Dates & Registration

Updated 4/20/2020

Submit to lsucgofficial@gmail.com by May 9th at 11:59 p.m.

  • Please state your name at the beginning of each video.
  • Routines must be your own, original choreography.
  • Cuts can be made in this round.
  • You will submit three videos
    1. Fundamentals
    2. Dance Routine
    3. Flag Routine

1. Fundamentals:

  • Flag
    • Follow the "basics" video posted on Colorguard webpage
      • Spins
        • Left and right drop spins
        • Left and right Carves
        • Right pole hits sequence with single
        • Left pole hits sequence
      • Tosses
        • Double
        • Blue devil
        • Horizontal
        • 45 sequence

2. Dance Routine:

  • Must be NO LONGER than 45 seconds
  • Must ONLY be dance

3. Flag Routine:

*Upon receipt of First Round acceptance email, please register for a time slot for the May 16th final performance via the link sent in the acceptance letter no later than May 13th by 11:59 p.m.

  • A video of the audition routine made by the captains will be sent the night of May 13th.
  • You will have two days to rehearse the routine
  • Captains will be available for optional critiquing for those two days.
    • In order to receive critiques, please submit a video of you doing the whole routine
    • Send to lsucgofficial@gmail.com.

  • Virtual performance of final audition routine to a panel of judges and the captains via Zoom meeting
    • Includes live performance and Q/A session with the panel

Additional Information

  • Attire
    • Hip to ankle black leggings
    • Neutral tennis shoes
    • Black fitted top
  • Hair/makeup
    • Heavy natural performance makeup
    • Follow the half-up half-down, no pom

  • 2 Recommendation letters
  • Dependable recording and streaming device is highly recommended
  • Name
  • High school
  • High school graduation year
  • Current GPA
  • Headshot
  • Home address
  • Home phone number
  • Cell phone number
  • Personal email address
  • Letter of acceptance from LSU (for new students)
    • OR Proof of enrollment at LSU (for returning students)

To begin, please click the button below to fill out the initial registration form. Submit all supplementary information via email to bands@lsu.edu by May 8 at 11:59 P.M.

2020 Colorguard Registration Form