Million Dollar Band Crimsonettes

The University of Alabama 2021
Crimsonette Auditions
Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24

The University of Alabama has decided to permit an in-person audition option for students who were on the 2020 rosters of Cheer, Crimson Cabaret, Crimsonettes and MDB Colorguard. Those auditioning as new members cannot use this option and should follow the remote audition process described below. For details about the in-person option, click here. (The password has been sent to those whom are eligible for the in-person option.)

  • Audition Registration – Registration is now closed
    • 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 is now closed
    • There is no need to reregister if you have previously done so
    • Pay the $35.00 audition fee (The fee is used to cover the cost of judges for the auditions).
    • Deadline to register is Friday, April 9, 2021 
  • Audition Components
    • There will be four components to this year’s audition: 1) INTERVIEW 2) DANCE ROUTINE 3) A GROUP ROUTINE and 4) YOUR INDIVIDUAL ROUTINE. Instructions for how and when each component is to be submitted is included below:
      • #1 INTERVIEW-On Friday, April 23rd, beginning at 4:00, you will be scheduled for an interview via Zoom. This will be a group interview with 3-5 other candidates. You will be assigned a time slot by Friday, April 16th by 5:00 p.m.
        • Attire for Interview
          • This will be only from your shoulders up so no interview suit is required.
      • #2 DANCE ROUTINE
        • On Friday, April 16th a video link containing a “dance routine” will be emailed to each applicant’s UA crimson email address. Each applicant will have one week to learn the routine and video their performance. This Dance will be preformed Friday evening, April 23rd, in groups of three via Zoom. This will take place upon the completion of the interview portion. You will be emailed your time to perform.
        • Attire for Dance Routine
          • Black Nike Classic Swoosh Sports Bra
          • Black Nike 2-3” Volleyball Shorts
          • Dance Shoes
      • #3 GROUP ROUTINE
        • On Saturday, April 24th at 8:00 a.m. Ms. April will teach a group routine via zoom. You will be emailed the link to log in for Saturday morning. At approximately 10:00, candidates will perform the dance routine in groups of three, via zoom.
        • Attire of Group Routine
          • Black Nike Classic Swoosh Sports Bra
          • Black Nike 2-3” Volleyball Shorts
          • Dance Shoes
      • #4 INDIVIDUAL ROUTINE
        • Immediately following the GROUP ROUTINE portion of tryouts, we will begin individual routines via zoom. Your time to audition will be emailed to you.
        • Individual Routine Specifics
          • No longer than two minutes in length
          • Incorporate twirling and dance-twirling skills
          • Use one or more batons
          • Attire for Individual Routine
          • One-piece or two-piece costume
          • Tights are optional
          • Dance shoes
        • You have the option to submit your routine to be posted to our Crimsonette YouTube channel. This way, your family and friends can watch your tryout routine. You will need to sign, giving permission to put your routine on the YouTube channel. If your routine is listed on the YouTube channel without music, it is because YouTube blocked your music selection for some reason.

ALL TIMES LISTED ARE CENTRAL TIMES

If you have questions, email them to uacrimsonettes@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 Crimsonette members MUST audition on Friday and Saturday, April 23-24, 2021.
  • Must register for MUA 153/253/353/453 after notification of membership status (after April 2021). 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 Community College 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 with prior membership
  • Must be selected for membership by audition
  • Must complete and have on record with University Bands Office, the 2021 MDB Medical Form (available July 1, 2021). 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 23-24, 2021. All RETURNING Crimsonette members must be in good academic standing with The University of Alabama before you can audition as a 2021 MDB Returning Member. It should be noted that submitting an application to audition for the 2021-2022 Million Dollar Band Crimsonette does not guarantee membership into 2021-2022 Million Dollar Band.