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Baylor University Golden Wave Band

Golden Girls Auditions

ELIGIBILITY:

Tryout eligibility is limited to students enrolled at Baylor or incoming freshmen who have already been accepted for admittance to Baylor University for the fall semester. Proficiency on a musical instrument is not a prerequisite.  Our recent tradition is to have a 4-person Golden Girl squad but the number of positions may be flexible.  We are currently accepting and will review audition materials for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Positions are filled based on quality with a high standard of excellence.

We seek twirlers with well-developed technique who can adapt their skills to a variety of musical styles and perform their routines within the rhythmic foundation of the music. Successful routines will incorporate vertical/horizontal one and two turns, toss illusion, toss cartwheel, two-baton work, and the basic three-baton juggles.

Current Golden Girls who have held their positions for two years are not required to re-audition.

AUDITION PROCESS

I. PRE-SCREENING - All candidates interested in auditioning for a Golden Girl position must provide the following information for a pre-screening review:

1) Send an e-mail to the Golden Girl Instructor, Mrs. Lynn Dell Harrell explaining your interest in auditioning to become a Golden Girl at Baylor University.

Submit an audition packet to the Golden Wave Band office by February 28, 2014.

2) The packet must include a video recording in DVD format of a live performance (1.5 - 2 minutes, UNCUT - UNEDITED). We recommend video showing two and three baton routines included in the submission. Submission of non-performance video footage may also be included but is not required.

3) The packet must include a twirling resume listing experiences, instructors with whom you have studied, competitions, awards, picture, etc.

4) The packet must include three confidential letters of recommendation, one must be from your current band director.

5) The packet may include a one-page letter explaining why you would like to be a Golden Girl.

II. INVITATION

After the completion of the PRE-SCREENING PROCESS by the Golden Girls Instructor and the Directors, an e-mail (and/or letter) will be sent to the candidates for an invitation to a live audition. Candidates are invited to the live audition based on the quality of their APPLICATION PACKET, the number of applicants, and the number of returning members.

Mail to the following address:

Golden Girl / Feature Twirler Auditions
Golden Wave Band, c/o Dr. Isaiah Odajima
School of Music, One Bear Place #97408
Baylor University, Waco, TX 76798

You will receive a confirmation letter, e-mail or phone call shortly after we have received your materials. If you have submitted your materials and you have not received communication from the band office within one week of submission, please e-mail or call us to assure the packet has arrived.

The Golden Girl Auditions will be held the first week of April, 2014, the precise time TBD.

Please Note: No one will be allowed to audition without completing the above requirements and successfully having been admitted to or enrolled at Baylor University.


Directions:

Coming from the north on I-35, take the University Parks Drive exit and turn left (east) on University Parks. Go roughly one half mile and turn right on Bagby Street. Turn right on Speight. Russell Gymnasium is the second building on the right adjacent to the Student Life Center.

Coming from the south on I-35, take the University Parks Drive exit and turn right (east) on University Parks. Go roughly one half mile and turn right on Bagby Street. Turn right on Speight. Russell Gymnasium is the second building on the right adjacent to the Student Life Center.

For more information, please contact the Director, Dr. Isaiah Odajima, or the Instructor, Lynn Dell Harrell, for more information.



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