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Northwest Missouri State University

Colorguard (Photo by University Photography)
Colorguard (Photo by University Photography)
Colorguard (Photo by University Photography)
Colorguard (Photo by University Photography)
Colorguard (Photo by University Photography)

Northwest Colorguard

General Information | Audition Form

General Information

The BMB Colorguard performs at all events with the Bearcat Marching Band, including home games, select away games, NCAA playoff games, pep rallies, Freshmen 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. Additional rehearsals are held weekly to learn and polish choreography.

2017 Audition Information

Who is eligible to audition:

All current Northwest students, incoming freshmen, and Missouri Academy students


Charles Johnson Theatre (CJT) in the Fine Arts Building on Northwest’s Campus


Saturday, April 8, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

What to bring:    

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

Register for 2017 BMB Colorguard Auditions


The Audition Process

As a group, applicants will be taught various fundamental skills used at Northwest, then a short “on the spot” routine will be taught that contains those skills and some others. Applicants will then be asked to perform the routine as a group. Judging will take place across the course of the audition process, with an emphasis on 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.


For more information, please contact:

Northwest Band Department
Cassandra Alfstad
Jessica Buckley

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