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Tiger Eyes Auditions 2022

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General Instructions for Joining the AUMB

For information on the general process for becoming a member of the Auburn University Marching Band Tiger Eyes, please visit the Join the AUMB page.

Audition Clinic:

The Tiger Eyes Instructors will hold an Audition Clinic on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at Goodwin Music Building.  This clinic is not mandatory, but attendance is strongly encouraged. The Audition Clinic will be structured so that candidates can participate in Majorette or Dance Line clinic and the Flag Line clinic.

2022 Audition Clinic Times

  • Saturday, February 19, 2022
    • Danceline (8:00 a.m.)
    • Flagline (11:30 a.m.)
    • Majorettes (3:00 p.m.)

Audition Eligibility:

All candidates must be accepted to Auburn prior to the audition. If a candidate has not applied, they should do so immediately. Applications can be completed online at http://www.auburn.edu/admissions. Note that candidates' admission to Auburn University will be verified prior to the audition.  A candidate who is a current Auburn University student must have an overall GPA of 2.0 or greater. All candidates should be aware that Mini Camp will be held June 3 - 5, 2022. All parts of Mini camp and band camp (August) are mandatory should a candidate be chosen as part of the 2022-2023 Tiger Eyes.

Audition Details:

View the Candidate Checklist

Auditions for all three lines will be held March 25 and 26, 2022 at Goodwin Music Building on the Auburn University campus. 

Candidates are encouraged to audition for two lines to better their chance of being a part of the Tiger Eyes. Candidates have the option to audition for all three lines and will be asked to rank their first, second, and third choice (if applicable) in case they make more than one line. Candidates do not need to rank their order of preference if only auditioning for one line.

Results will be posted within 24 hours of the actual auditions.

Any questions or concerns about the audition and/or clinic dates, times, or procedures should be directed to Ashley Evans, Tiger Eyes Coordinator.

The 2022 Tiger Eyes Auditions will be held at the following times, which are subject to change based on number of applicants and COVID-19 developments:

  • Friday, March 25
    • Majorettes (4:00 p.m.)
      Check-in opens at 3:00 p.m.
      • Individual Solos
        Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
        Solos begin at 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 26
    • Dance Line (8:00 a.m.)
      Check-in opens at 7:00 a.m.
      • Individual Solos
        Doors open at 10:15 a.m.
        Solos begin at 10:30 a.m.
    • Flag Line (1:00 p.m.)
      Check-in opens at 12:00 p.m.
      • Individual Solos
        Doors open at 12:30 p.m.
        Solos begin at 1:00 p.m.

***Individual Solo routines will be open to the public. All other elements of auditions are closed.***

*Auditions will consist of virtual submissions of fundamentals and in-person performances of Travel, Solos and Group Routines. Fundamental videos are due Friday, March 18, 2022. To ensure necessary communication and instructions for video submissions, please complete all necessary application requirements prior to Friday, March 11, 2022. You will receive instructions for video submission and auditions after all items are submitted and received.

Audition Format:

The auditions will be organized and scored in the following sections:

  • Individual Solo Routines
    • Majorettes: 75 second minimum / 120 second maximum time limit
    • Dance Line: 75 second minimum / 90 second maximum time limit
    • Flag Line: 75 second minimum / 90 second maximum time limit
  • Basic Skills and Travel Technique
    • Demonstrated in small groups (see “Basics and Travel” below)
  • Group Routines
    • Candidates will be taught a brief routine at the audition, which will be performed in small groups. Candidates will be judged on their ability to learn choreography quickly, ability to memorize/retain, overall ability to perform in a group, technique and execution, and overall performance and showmanship.

Individual Routine Guidelines:

Majorette candidates should include at least 45 seconds of one baton and at least 15 seconds of two baton twirling. Candidates will have the option of twirling 3 batons for a maximum of 30 seconds. You are not permitted to use more than 3 batons, or batons connected to anything (i.e. flags, streamers, hoops, glowsticks, etc. ).

Majorette and Flagline candidates are encouraged to incorporate footwork into their routine while working with their respective equipment.

Danceline candidates are encouraged to demonstrate their talent, knowledge of dance, and personality, and best style of dance while considering the "performance style" of the Tiger Eyes Danceline.

All candidates should remember that there will be no props, 4+ batons/flags, hoops, streamers, knives, rifles, sabers, or other novelties permitted in this audition. 

Candidates for all three lines should consider that their routine will be judged on difficulty, technique and execution, "crowd appeal," effective interpretation of the music selection, and overall performance and showmanship.

All music used for the individual routine should be considered "family friendly" and should not contain any offensive language, demeaning themes, or contain suggestive lyrics.

*** Music due FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2022 by 4:30 PM ***

Music file: Start and stopped at EXACT time. Email to Jackson Tucker with your name and auditioning line (majorette, danceline, flagline).

Basics and Travel:

Basic technique and travel fundamentals will be demonstrated in brief combinations consisting of the elements listed below. Candidates will be judged on overall skill proficiency, execution, and body placement/control. To view a video of each combination, click on the combination you want to see. The combinations will also be reviewed at the Audition Clinic (see "Audition Clinic" above).

Attire:

Audition attire for all three lines is as follows: black leotards (style optional), flesh-colored tights, and jazz shoes or dance sneakers. No boots or character shoes may be worn. “Hot shorts,” not Soffle shorts or any other athletic shorts, may be worn during the individual routine portion of the auditions only. They may not be worn at any other time before or after the individual routine performance.

Hair, make-up, and accessories should be worn as the candidate feels is most appropriate for a performance with the Tiger Eyes.

For the Audition Clinic, candidates should wear appropriate, comfortable clothing and suitable footwear (e.g. jazz shoes, dance sneakers, tennis shoes).

Masks are required for all in-person events and social distancing guidelines will be in place. Please adhere to signage and instruction, while distancing 6' apart during clinic and auditions. Audition masks should be solid black; plastic "smile windows" are encouraged. Plastic face shields with openings around the nose and chin are prohibited.

Equipment:

Majorette and Flag Line candidates should bring their own batons or flag poles.

Audition Application:

Tiger Eyes Audition Application

In order to participate in the 2022 auditions, candidates must complete the application above, as well as submit a $30 application fee using the link below

Pay Application Fee

Contact:

Ashley EvansTiger Eyes Coordinator
email: ashley.evans@auburn.edu
telephone: (256) 452-9213



Last Updated: 09/14/2022