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2021 Majorette Auditions

**Majorettes: Auditions for the 2021 UT majorette line will be online on Saturday, March 27.  The deadline for the majorette application and videos is Friday, March 19. 

**To be a part of the UT Majorette Line, you must submit a 2021 UT Majorette Line Audition Application.  The Application Form can be found by clicking HERE!

DEADLINE:  5pm on Friday, March 19 to submit the Application Form and the Videos.  Once your application is received, you will be sent an invitation to a Shared Google Drive for video submission (as well as a Zoom link for audition day).  Again, the application and subsequent videos must be submitted by 5pm on March 19.

Majorette Audition Requirements for 2021

Date:  Saturday, March 27

All applicants must submit a UT Majorette Line Audition Application and Videos.  Application Form can be found by clicking HERE!

Audition Location: Auditions will be held via Zoom beginning at 2pm (EST).  Instructions and a link will be provided via email after registration.

Eligibility: Any current UT student or incoming freshman. Incoming freshman must have applied to The University of Tennessee.

Audition Schedule: 2:00 PM (EST).  A detailed schedule with times for auditions will be sent at a later date.  Below is a list of what will be covered:

1)    Solo Routine: (Twirling/Dance Twirl Routine): Time limit is 1:30-2:00 minutes. Judging categories include: variety, difficulty, coordination, appearance, gracefulness, twirling/dancing techniques, posture, originality and showmanship. Applicant’s routine must include a minimum of one minute of one-baton twirling. Routine may include multiple batons and dance twirl.

2)    Group Routine: All candidates will learn a group routine as well as marching and field movements.  The ability to learn, assimilate, and perform new material will be assessed.

3)    8 to 5 Marching and Stationary Tricks:  Candidates will be required to demonstrate 8 to 5 marching as well as standing in place to complete selected tricks.  Tricks will be demonstrated by the head majorette.  The focus is for candidates to stay stationary while performing and catching each trick.

Feature Twirler:  Feature Twirler tryouts will be held at a later date closer to the beginning of Band Camp (This is subject to change based on timing).  All candidates must be selected for the 2021 Majorette line in order to tryout for Feature Twirler.  Candidates should be prepared to perform an additional solo performance.  Routine should not exceed 2 minutes and 30 seconds.  Routine may include multiple batons if desired.

Music: Each applicant must provide her/his own recording (music of applicant’s choice). The audio file should be played through a phone or other mp3 device and must have 1:30-2:00 minutes of music for the audition routine.

Attire and Physical Fitness: The UT Majorettes perform with the band in front of 100,000 fans. Majorettes must be in excellent physical condition and maintain their physical fitness during the year. Appearance includes personal grooming, proportion, poise, and posture. Hair and make-up should be worn as you would for a performance. Hair may be worn up or down. All candidates should wear a twirling costume of their choice with flesh colored tights.

Equipment: Batons as needed for your routines and a back-up version of your audition music.

Judging Categories:  Appearance, Twirling/Dance Routine (technical ability), Adaptability to learning a new routine, Gracefulness and Showmanship.

Number of Majorettes Chosen:  No specific number of majorettes is chosen in any given year.  The number of majorettes has ranged from 7-15 in past years and depends on the caliber of applicants as determined by the judges. UT Majorettes must audition each year. Should a selected majorette withdraw from school or leave the majorette line for any reason, the first alternate may be moved up to twirl with the squad. The list of alternates will be kept confidential and used at the discretion of the Director of Bands.

Majorettes chosen for the line will receive a scholarship award of $800 per year.

The Judging Panel:  The judging panel will consist of UT Band Directors and expert twirling adjudicators. Please note: Judge’s comments and scores are confidential and will not be disclosed.

Following Auditions:  Those that are selected for the 2021 Majorette line will have a mandatory meeting following the conclusion of tryouts.

Application form:  Click HERE!

The University of Tennessee Bands

University of Tennessee Bands
1741 Volunteer Blvd.
227 Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
Knoxville, TN 37996-2605
Phone: 865-974-5031
Email:  utband@utk.edu

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