WSC Color Guard hosts auditions for next season

Hayley Ortmeier, News Writer

The Wayne State College Color Guard is hosting auditions for next season on March 26 and April 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Willow Bowl. 

The Color Guard team is hard to miss with gold sequin costumes and bright yellow flags. They perform and travel as part of the Wayne State Marching Band. They enjoy performing choreographed dances and routines with various equipment during the football games’ halftime shows and other events.  

Over the last couple of years, the team has been growing in size. Avery Partida, a co-captain, said they started out with only nine members during her freshman year. Since then, Color Guard has been happy to add some new faces.  

Partida said those who want to audition do not need any prior experience.  

“We don’t judge, because a lot of our girls came in with no experience,” said Partida. “We see the potential of what we’re working with.”  

Kylie Cautrell, a co-captain, said being in Color Guard is like being in a family. The team is very close-knit and inviting. Cautrell urges those who are unsure about auditioning to try out.  

“Even if you’re on the fence about it, definitely go,” Cautrell said. “It’s not as scary as it seems and it could end up being something you really love so just go for it.” 

For the upcoming season, both Partida and Cautrell are excited to practice different choreography with new equipment.  

If the weather is bad, Color Guard auditions will be held in the Rec. Center instead of the Willow Bowl. Those auditioning are asked to wear comfortable clothes, and to bring a water bottle and a “positive attitude.”  

If there are any comments or questions about auditioning, emails may be sent to the co-captains, Avery Partida at [email protected] and Kylie Cautrell at [email protected].