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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!  

Our colorguard instructor is Melissa Smith.


2021 KU Colorguard

Similar to last season, the 2021 University of Kansas Colorguard audition process has changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We will not hold in-person Colorguard auditions for the upcoming season. Colorguard selection will be determined based on past experience.  If you are interested in joining our Colorguard for the 2021 season, please be sure to fill out the  Prospective Member Form and we will contact you individually with more information this spring.

In addition, mass emails will be sent to all prospective band members each month beginning in March with information for the upcoming fall. Colorguard Camp begins Wednesday, August 11, 2021.  Students who live in KU housing will be able to move-in that day.  Colorguard camp runs morning, afternoon, and evenings.  The rest of the band will move-in and begin camp on Sunday, August 15.  

Our Summer Information Packet will be sent to all prospective members via email in June, and will contain detailed information on our camp schedules, upcoming season, and other information on joining the KU Bands.

For further questions regarding the KU Colorguard, please contact: 

Mrs. Melissa Smith – Colorguard Instructor
Dr. Matthew O. Smith – Director, Marching Jayhawks


Auditions for Feature Twirler

Our feature twirler position is currently filled.  We will post information when we anticipate a future opening.

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