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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.

2023 Audition Information

Auditions for the 2023 season have already taken place. If you are interested in joining the 2023 BMB Colorguard and missed the auditions, please contact us at one of the email addresses listed below.

For the 2024 season and beyond, auditions typically take place in April of every year. Please check back in the early spring for information and to register.

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
Sadie Foster