Million Dollar Band Colorguard

2020 Million Dollar Band Colorguard Auditions 

Thank you for your patience as we update the 2020 Million Dollar Band Color Guard auditions. Due to the required closing of The University of Alabama campus, the 2020 Color Guard Auditions will be held remotely.

  • Audition Registration
    • In order to register, you must have been accepted to The University of Alabama and received your CWID and crimson.ua.edu address. We will only use your @crimson.ua.edu email for all further communications
      • Registration has closed!
    • There is no need to register if you have previously done so.
    • Pay the $35.00 audition fee (The fee is used to cover the cost of instructors and judges for the auditions).
    • Deadline to register is Thursday, April 9 2020
  • Audition Attire for all videos
    • Black leotard (no sleeves)
    • Black dance shorts (tights or panty hose are optional)
    • Black or beige split-sole jazz shoes
    • Makeup that you would use for a field performance
  • Audition Components
    • There will be three components to this year’s audition: 1) AN INDIVIDUAL ROU-TINE; 2) AN ACROSS THE FLOOR PATTERN WITH EQUIPMENT and 3) A GROUP ROUTINE. Instructions for how and when each component is to be submitted is included below:
    • #1 ACROSS THE FLOOR PATTERN WITH FLAG
      • On Friday, April 24 at 5:00 p.m. a video link containing a demonstration of an “across the floor pattern with flag” will be emailed to each applicant’s UA crimson email address. The video will be only be viewable from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Each applicant will have one hour to learn the routine and video their performance. A link will be on the Colorguard Audition page for applicants to upload their video. The video can only be uploaded once and must be uploaded by 6:30 p.m on Friday, April 24th.
    • #2 GROUP ROUTINE
      • On Saturday morning, April 25 at 8:00 a.m. a video link containing a “group routine” will be emailed to each applicants’s UA crimson email address. The video will only be viewable from 8:00-10:00 a.m. Applicants will have two hours to learn the routine and video their performance. A link will be on the Colorguard Audition page for appli-cants to upload their video. The video can only be uploaded once and must be upload by 11:00 a.m. that same day.
        • The group routine which will be 50% dance and 50% flag.
    • #3 INDIVIDUAL ROUTINE
      • On Saturday, April 25 at noon, a set of interview questions will be emailed to each applicant’s UA crimson email address. Each applicant should include their answers to the questions either at the beginning or end of their “individual routine” unedited video. A link to up-load applicant’s individual routine (including interview answers) will be on the Colorguard Audition page. The video can only be uploaded once and must be uploaded by 2:00 p.m that same day.
      • Create and perform an individual routine.
          • If you are doing flag and dance only, it should be 1:30 in length.
          • If you are doing flag, dance, and rifle, it should be :30 of each = 1:30 total
          • If you are doing flag, dance, rifle, and saber, it should be :30 of each = 2:00 total
        • Flag works should be done on a 6-foot pole.
        • Music used for the individual routine must be appropriate for ALL ages.
        • Music should be loud enough to be heard in the video
        • No props should be used for individual routines.
  • Video Submission Guidelines
    • State your name at the beginning of all videos
    • Be sure the perspective of your video is such that the judges can see everything you are doing
    • Sound files will be provided to assist you with production of any audition videos
    • Give yourself plenty of room – outside is likely your best and safest option
    • We are not looking for professional quality videos. A video taken on a standard smartphone is fine
    • Maximum video file size is 15 gb

ALL TIMES LISTED ARE CENTRAL TIMES

Questions can be emailed to mdbcolorguard001@gmail.com 

GENERAL MDB MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

To become a member of The University of Alabama Million Dollar Band, students must have been accepted to The University of Alabama and received a CWID along with a Crimson/UA email address. Additionally, students must meet the following requirements:

      • ALL potential Million Dollar Band Colorguard members MUST audition on April 24-25, 2020 (ALL MUST BE PRESENT AT THE AUDITION – NO EXCEPTIONS). 
      • Must register for MUA 153/253/353/453 after notification of membership status (after April 2020). Please be aware that these registration requirements will be verified prior to the first day of class.
      • Must be working toward a degree as demonstrated by either:
        1. registering for at least twelve hours for the Fall semester at The University of Alabama
        2. registering for at least twelve hours for the Fall semester at Shelton State University while registered for MUA 153/253/353/453 as a part-time student at The University of Alabama
      • Potential returning members must be in good financial standing with University Bands and The University of Alabama, including taking care of all uniform fees, equipment fees, class fees or other charges incurred in prior membership
      • Must be selected for membership by audition
      • Must complete and have on record with University Bands Office, the 2020 MDB Medical Form (emailed to all members after July 1, 2020). Please bring this completed form with you to Fall Camp Check-In. DO NOT MAIL IN YOUR MEDICAL FORMS!!!
      • All new and returning Million Dollar Band members must audition on Friday and Saturday, April 24-25, 2020. All RETURNING Colorguard members must be in good academic standing with The University of Alabama before you can audition as a 2020 MDB Returning Member. It should be noted that submitting an application to audition for the 2020-2021 Million Dollar Band Colorguard does not guarantee membership into 2020-2021 Million Dollar Band.