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Northwest Colorguard

The BMB Colorguard performs at all events with the Bearcat Marching Band, including home games, select away games, NCAA playoff games, pep rallies, Freshman Convocation, and invited exhibition performances. The members of the BMB Colorguard are students from a variety of majors across campus who love to perform and share in the Bearcat Gameday experience. Rehearsals are with the BMB (for course credit): Monday-Friday, 4:10-5:15 p.m. Additional rehearsals are held weekly to learn and polish choreography.

2024 Audition Information


All current Northwest students and incoming freshmen are eligible to audition


Hughes Fieldhouse


April 13, 2024
9:00 AM-noon. Those interested in auditioning for rifle will stay to 1:00 PM.


Audition Form


  • Please wear clothes and shoes that you feel comfortable moving in
  • Bring a water bottle (and a snack, if desired)
  • Bring sunglasses as we may go outside if weather permits
  • A flag will be provided for you, so you do not need to bring your own

The Audition Process

As a group, applicants will be taught various fundamental flag skills used at Northwest, then a short “on the spot” routine will be taught that contains those skills and some others. There will be a mix of simple fundamentals and complex moves. The degree of difficulty of the routine is to see willingness, drive, and attitudes toward new material. Applicants will then be asked to perform the routine as a group. The routine will be performed several times to see corrections made and to assess endurance. Judging will take place across the course of the audition process, with an emphasis on the applicant’s ability to adjust following instruction, remember and execute choreography consistently and accurately, attention to detail, and overall attitude. Members do not need to choreograph their own routines and will not be asked to perform the on-the-spot routine alone. It is strongly encouraged to attend the audition; however, if one is absolutely unable to attend the tryout date, email one of the Color Guard Captains (email below) to discuss.

Contact Us

Northwest Band Department

Colorguard Captain
Erika Boies

Colorguard Assistant Captain
Annie Pope