UTC Twirler Auditions
Here at UTC, all auxiliaries are considered sections (like trombones, percussion, or clarinets) within the Marching Mocs. Auxiliary members are also eligible to receive the same service awards as all other band members. Auditions for UTC Twirlers will take place on Saturday, April 29, 2023. All auditions will take place on the campus of UTC in McLellan Gym, located in the central part of our campus. All auditions will be closed to the public…only UTC Band staff members and adjudicators will be allowed in the gym on the day of auditions.
UTC Twirler Auditions
Saturday, April 29, 2023
8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
All candidates must be accepted to UTC or Chattanooga State Community College before tryouts. All candidates’ admission to UTC or Chattanooga State will be verified before tryouts.
Registration: Registration for the 2023 UTC Twirler Auditions should be completed through the registration link: UTC Marching Mocs Registration 2023-24.
Audition Process: In addition to the successful completion of the eligibility and registration requirements, the Majorette audition process is comprised of 4 categories: Individual routine, Required and additional skills, Across the floor movement & Group routine.
Individual routine: This is your time to show the judges what you do best! The routine should showcase your ability to successfully execute a prepared routine. You will be judged not only on your twirling skills but also on your performance skills, body technique, professionalism, entertainment value, and physical fitness. One, two and three baton work should be included as well as dancetwirl skills. The choreography for your individual routine should demonstrate and showcase your twirling and performance strengths. Entertainment value is important. The routine should be 1:30-2:30 minutes long. NO props are allowed. It is important to choose music that is engaging and tasteful. Music selections may have no profanity or questionable lyrics.
- 2 spin vertical
- 3 spin vertical
- 2 spin horizontal
- Toss reverse illusion vertical
- Toss reverse illusion horizontal
- One spin reverse illusion
- Toss cartwheel (traveling side)
- Individual roll section (your choice)
- Basic two baton skills (required skills will be posted)
- Basic three baton skills (required skills will be posted)
- Please be prepared to present 5 additional skills of your choice (aerial skills, rolls, contact material or multiple baton). If you can do walkovers, leap walkovers, double or triple tricks of any kind please include.
Letter of Recommendation: All new prospective tryout candidates must submit a letter of recommendation. This letter should be provided by the Band Director, or Auxiliary Coordinator. In the event, and only in the event, that a candidate is not a member of their school’s marching band, a letter of recommendation may be given by their studio instructor. Email your recommendation to Jenny Hannah, UTC Twirling Coach at [email protected]. All recommendation letters should be received no later than Saturday, April 22 at 5:00 pm.
Attire: A twirling costume should be worn for the audition, including tan tights and tan jazz shoes. Full performance hair and make up is required. Please limit jewelry to performance earrings which go with costume.
Any questions or concerns about the audition should be directed to the UTC Majorette Coach, Jenny Hannah, at [email protected]
Drum Line Packet
Front Ensemble Packet
Wind Part Placement Videos
All wind instruments (woodwinds and brass) will need to submit a short, part placement video. This video should contain at least 1:00 but no more than 1:30 of you playing music that you feel best demonstrates your abilities. If you would like to be considered for an upper part (in clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, horn/mellophone and trombone) please include an excerpt that would demonstrate your upper range. Any flute player who would like to be considered for piccolo, please submit your audition video on piccolo if possible. Mellophone players can submit your video on F Horn or mellophone, whichever is most convenient for you.
To reiterate, this IS NOT an audition for the marching band. This is simply so that we can place you on the appropriate part and to hear you play briefly. You should submit your video via YouTube link and email the link to us at [email protected]. Please use this phrase in the subject line of your email: UTC Band Part Placement: Your last name, Your first name. (UTC Band Part Placement Coleman, Randall) BE SURE TO STATE YOUR NAME CLEARLY on the video before recording your excerpts. ANY music is fine it use as long as it demonstrates to us your best qualities as a player. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions. All videos must be emailed to us no later than Friday, May 5, 2023.