Colorguard & Twirler

The KU Jayhawks Colorgard on the football field

2022 KU Colorguard

Our colorguard is an important part of the pageantry and visual presentation of the Marching Jayhawks, and we welcome anyone interested to come and check us out!

Melissa Smith – Colorguard Instructor

Auditions for prospective colorguard members will be held on Saturday, June 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Room 130 Murphy Hall on the KU campus.  We understand that distance and other factors may prevent interested students from attending the audition. Students who are unable to attend the live audition should contact Mrs. Smith to discuss other options.

If you are interested in joining our colorguard, click here for our Colorguard Interest Form.  You can also register for our colorguard audition date on this form.  Confirmation and additional information will be sent the week of the audition. 

Students selected to participate in the Marching Jayhawks Colorguard will report Wednesday, August 10.  Students who live in KU housing will move in on this day.  Colorguard camp runs morning, afternoon, and evenings beginning with the first meeting on the evening of Wednesday, August 10.  

It is very important that new and returning members read all emails from Mrs. Smith and Dr. Smith.  A Summer Information Packet will be sent via email to all prospective Marching Jayhawks in June that will provide information on band camp, the season, move-in, etc.  If you have questions or issues, please contact Mrs. Smith at or Dr. Smith at

Auditions for Feature Twirler

Our feature twirler position is currently filled.  We anticipate holding auditions in fall 2023 for the 2024-2025 school year.

A twirler in action with the KU Marching Band
The colorgard on the football field with the KU Marching Banc