Audition for

Tiger Guard

March

15

Deadline for Tiger Guard 1st round videos

2024 Tiger Guard auditions must be submitted by 11:59pm via the audition form. Results will be communicated by March 22.

2024 Tiger Guard Auditions

The 2024 Tiger Guard auditions will consist of 2 rounds. The first will be 3 short video submissions. A second round of call back auditions will take place live on campus on April 27.

The first 3 audition videos are due on March 15. The results of the first round will be communicated via email on or before March 22.

YOU MUST SUBMIT THE FIRST 3 VIDEOS BY MARCH 15 IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE LIVE CALL BACKS ON APRIL 27.

Your 3 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.

Audition Videos

The 2023 Tiger Guard auditions will consist of 3 short video submissions:

  • Video 1 will cover choreography that you have time to learn and perfect.
  • Video 2 will cover basic skills in body movement and equipment technique.
  • Video 3 will be a short interview style video for us to get to know you.

Each of these videos will be described in detail below.

After you create your videos, please upload them to google drive or another file sharing service. You must submit them via this application form:

Tiger Guard Application

All submissions will be evaluated by a panel of:

  • 3-4 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.

Click here to view the scoresheet that all judges will use to evaluate the audition.


Video 1

Choreography

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.

The front and back view of the choreography is for learning purposes only. Your video should only include a front view.

You can download the audio tracks below.


Tiger Rag:


Video 2

Basic Skills

In the second video, a demonstration the following skills is required in an unedited and unspliced video. All of these skills are demonstrated in the video below. If you have specific questions about technique, please feel free to reach out to our colorguard instructor, Jennifer Crowe.

  • 8 to 12 steps of a Jazz Run
  • 1 time through the Across the Floor Sequence
  • 16 counts of Drop Spins
  • 16 counts of Cones
  • 24 count Windmills & Around the World
  • 2 Tosses-From-The-Flag
  • 2 Cone-Tosses
  • 4 45-Tosses
  • 2 Body Wrap 45-Tosses

You may also include a rifle demonstration if you feel comfortable. The rifle portion IS NOT REQUIRED but will be taken into consideration when determining what pieces of equipment will be used for each show. If you would like to include the rifle portion, it should include:

  • 16 counts of right hand spins with a single out
  • 16 counts of left hand spins with a single out
  • 2 double tosses
  • 2 triple tosses
  • 2 quad tosses


Video 3

Interview

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?

Tiger Guard Application

If you have any questions about auditions or anything else, please contact the Tiger Guard Instructor, Jennifer Crowe.

July

1

New Member Rolling Auditions

We are still accepting audition videos until July 1st OR until roster is filled.

New Member Rolling Auditions

We are still accepting audition videos from new members until July 1st OR until the 2024 roster is filled. There are currently a few spots still available.

Audition submissions will be reviewed as they are submitted. Please allow at least 10 days to hear about your submission to give our judges a chance to review the videos.

Students interested in submitting a rolling audition should follow the same guidelines as the 1st round videos outlined on this page.

What is it like to be in the Tiger Guard?

Eligibility Requirements

  • Full time Clemson student
  • Full time Tri County Technical College student
  • Bridge student
  • Some exceptions can be made for full time students at other up-state institutions

Weekly Schedule

  • 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

Financial Responsibility

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.

Appearance

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.