The first 3 audition videos are due on July 9. The last will be due on July 16.
YOU MUST SUBMIT THE FIRST 3 VIDEOS BY JULY 9 IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO SUBMIT THE LAST VIDEO ON JULY 16.
Your 4 audition videos - explained in the next section - will all need to follow these requirements:
Each indvidual video must be one continuous shot. No editing or splicing of different takes together.
All videos must be filmed outside.
All videos must be new footage - returners may not submit audition videos from previous seasons.
All submissions will be evaluated by a panel of:
4 independent expert colorguard instructors
Tiger Band Colorguard Instructor
All scores from the panel will be added together to create a composite score for the audition and the process will be overseen by the Tiger Band directors. Returning members will earn 1 bonus point on their audition for every year of participation in Tiger Band.
The first video will consist of your performance of the Tiger Guard choreography to the Clemson University Fight Song: Tiger Rag.
Please refer to following video to learn the choreography for this song.
You can download the audio tracks below.
In the second video, a demonstration the following skills is required in an unedited and unspliced video:
8 to 12 steps of a Jazz Run
at least 2 Chasse and 2 Saute maneuvers in combination
1 time through the Across the Floor Sequence demonstrated below
16 counts of Drop Spins
16 counts of Cones
24 count Windmills & Around the World demonstrated below
4 Body Wrap 45-Tosses
You may also include a rifle demonstration if you feel comfortable. The rifle portion IS NOT REQUIRED. If you would like to include the rifle portion, it should include:
16 counts of right hand spins with a single out
26 counts of left hand spins with a single out
2 double tosses
2 triple tosses
2 quad tosses
Each of these skills is demonstrated in the video below along with some tips of what our judges are looking for.
The third video will be an interview video for you to introduce yourself to our staff and directors.
Please submit a video of yourself addressing the following information:
Name, hometown, major, current high school, and an interesting fact about yourself
Why did you choose Clemson University?
Why do you want to be a member of the Tiger Guard?
Every candidate who has submitted the first 3 videos will be sent choreography to learn on July 9. The fourth video, due July 16, will be your performance of that choreography.
The purpose of this part of the audition process is to gauge how well you can learn new choreography quickly. There will be occasions when Tiger Band has limited time to learn new material due to the NCAA football schedule.
The choreography that must be submitted before 11:59pm on July 16, will be sent to all potential members who submit the first 3 videos on time and will also be posted here on July 9.
Please direct all questions concerning auditions for the Tiger Guard to the band office.
The Tiger Guard is full members of the Clemson University Tiger Band and perform whenever and wherever the full band performs. As a member, you will perform live for over 750,000 each year and be seen by over 25 million more during nationally televised events.
Full time Clemson student
Full time Tri County Technical College student
Some exceptions can be made for full time students at other up-state institutions
As a member, you will earn 2 credit hours for your participation in the fall semester. Grading is based mainly on attendance.
Full band rehearsal 4:00pm – 6:00pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Sectional Rehearsal 6:00pm – 8:00pm Mondays if needed.
Game day Rehearsal times depend on game time.
All Full Band performances
The Guard members acquire a warm–up jacket for cooler weather and shoes. Extra cost could be gloves, a guard member t-shirt and items similar to this as a section. Approximate cost for shoes and warm-up is about $100.00.
Tiger guard members are a positive role model and represent Clemson University and Tiger Band at all times with good character and a positive image.
Each member agrees to remain in full uniform at all appearances including hair, make-up, uniform etc.