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See below for each section's audition requirements.

Brass & Woodwind

  • Part Placement Video: Due July 12.
    • Sign-up for Band Camp here.
    • On the Band Camp sign-up form, select "I would like to submit a video audition."
    • Upload the video to YouTube and include the URL on the Band camp sign-up form. Make sure that the "Visibility" is set to "Unlisted" for your privacy.
  • Materials for all auditionees:
    • Two-octave chromatic scale (to demonstrate range)
    • One minute of prepared music.*

*Prepared music may be one piece with contrasting parts or two different pieces, demonstrating beauty of tone, phrasing and musicality, and technical ability. It is recommended you prepare a “classical” selection (ex: a piece from the OMEA Solo and Ensemble Festival catalog), but you are welcome to choose whatever you believe will best demonstrate your abilities. We encourage you to play your audition on whichever instrument you feel most comfortable, marching or concert.


  • Auditions will take place on the first day of Band Camp - Thursday, August 8
  • Students will be expected to perform exercises out of the drumline packet for your desired instrument. You can find the music here.
  • Audition results will be based on preparedness and the ability to function within the drumline during rehearsal. The results will be determined that evening.
  • Please contact Dr. Matt Holm for more information at
  • Sign-up for Band Camp here.

Visual Ensemble

The Kent State University Colorguard and Touch of Gold Twirlers hold separate auditions each season.


In-person Audition

  • Saturday, June 22
  • Register at the link below

Video Audition

  • Due Saturday, June 29

Register for Colorguard Audition

If you have questions about the MGF Colorguard or the auditions, please email Ali Sommer (  

In the audition, you will be expected to demonstrate: 

Basic flag techniques: 

  • Drop Spins (left & right) 
  • Pole Hits (left & right) 
  • Carves (top & bottom) 
  • Tosses (Pop, 45, "J"/Money) 

Basic dance techniques: 

  • Positions 
  • Plié 
  • Chassé 
  • Sauté 

Touch of Gold Twirlers