ESTABLISHED 2011 and still going STRONG!
UTSA SOSA COLORGUARD
The UTSA Colorguard is the official performing/competing colorguard unit for The University of Texas at San Antonio. Fall 2011 marked their inaugural season as a part of the UTSA Spirit of San Antonio (SOSA) Marching Band. Spring 2012 marked their inaugural season as an indoor performing unit. Our performers are dedicated, talented, and one of a kind! We strive to represent and support our athletic teams, our University, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY the great state of TEXAS!
2017 SOSA indoor SEASON
Come see us perform as the UTSA Indoor line! This year marks our first year to combine both the guard and drumline. We compete within TCGC in Independent Marching Open class!
Saturday Feb 4th: Canyon HS
Saturday Feb. 25th: Bowie HS
Saturday March 4th: Leander HS
Friday March 24th: San Marcos HS
Saturday April 1st: Kingsville (TECA)
Saturday April 8th: Texas A&M University
Meet the SOSA Directors
Learn more about the faculty/directors of the Spirit if San Antonio!
We have some of the best in our activity right here on UTSA soil
Some of our past memories!
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE UTSA SOSA COLORGUARD PLEASE CONTACT Randi Miles, Director of the SOSA Colorguard, at Randi.Miles@utsa.edu
What you need to know for THOSE INTERESTED IN THE SOSA COLORGUARD….
DO I HAVE TO ATTEND UTSA TO BE IN the color guard?
You must be enrolled at UTSA in order to be in the guard. The color guard is an official part of the SOSA Marching band and is an official class. Each member MUST take the two-credit class once on the team. Class/team rehearsals are held Mon/wed/friday 6-9:30pm. If you are a community college student you may still be on the team as long as you enroll at UTSA as a community member. Class fees and tuition apply.
What should I bring?
Yourself, water bottle, and a positive attitude! Equipment will be provided.
What should I wear?
Form fitting clothing that does not restrict movement and allows for body lines to clearly be seen. No jeans, long pants, or overly baggy clothing. Tennis shoes are a must. No large jewelry. Hair and make up should be performance quality.
What type of things will I have to do for the audition?
Guard - You will be expected to demonstrate skills both movement and flag oriented. Ie. plies, tendus, across the floors, spins, tosses, carves, etc. In addition to those colorguard skills you will be observed throughout the audition process on your ability to learn, enthusiasm, projection, technique, showmanship and overall performance. We will be looking for your potential and ability to become a collegiate colorguard member and performer.*All skill levels are encouraged to audition!
Does the colorguard spin weapons?
Yes, the UTSA colorguard will hold an optional audition for rifle later in the season. Your ability or interest in the rifle line will in no way affect your evaluation. The evaluation process is based solely on dance and flag, and or twirling.
DOES IT COST ANY MONEY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE AUDITION?
No. It does not cost you to participate.
WHEN WILL I KNOW IF I MADE THE TEAM?
You will know if you have made the team or not within a week after the day of the auditions.
WILL HOUSING BE PROVIDED FOR AUDITIONS?
No. You will need to find your own accommodations for audition dates. There a few hotels near campus should you need a place to stay.
Video Auditions for out of town students -
If you are an incoming UTSA freshman from out of state and cannot make the audition date, you will be allowed to submit a videotape of yourself performing on your chosen section (Guard or Majorette).
Guard must demonstrate drop spins, peggy spins (aka overhand spins), cones, pull hits, thumb flips, and any other basic flag skills you may do at your school that would demonstrate your control/skill with the equipment. You'll need to demonstrate that you're able to execute multiple tosses, including a basic pop toss, a standard double, a parallel toss, and a basic 45 toss.
Majorettes should provide a home routine and a trick oriented routine.
In the video, we'd prefer if you wear an all black, form fitting ensemble, preferably capris or shorts with tights so that we can see your feet and ankles.
Please submit videos to:
UTSA Department of Music
Attn: Randi Miles – Auxiliary Evaluations
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249
After we review your video, those submitting will be contacted with information regarding your evaluation.
Thank you for your interest in the UTSA Auxiliaries!
Questions about Guard auditions?
Please email Randi Miles at Randi.Miles@utsa.edu