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The colorguard is an important part of the pageantry and visual presentation of the Marching Jayhawks, and we welcome anyone interested to come check us out! Since we do perform multiple shows each season, we do require that all potential colorguard members have prior experience.

Our colorguard instructors are Melissa Smith and Tia Derritt-Withers. If you have further questions, please contact Mrs. Smith at mmbbsmith@gmail.com.

We will hold two audition dates for prospective colorguard members in summer of 2017. These auditions provide an excellent opportunity for potential students to meet our instructor and guard captains, work on unifying our techniques, and getting a head start on some of our traditional routines and techniques.

2017 KU Colorguard Auditions

Auditions will be held at Murphy Hall on the KU campus. Please email Mrs. Smith if you plan to audition, and fill out the Prospective Member Form. You only need to come to one audition date.

Saturday, June 10 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m

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Our twirler position is currently filled and we do not anticipate an opening until the fall of 2019.


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