2011 marked the inaugural year for the Spirit of San Antonio (SOSA) Marching Band. With that came the establishment of a team of twirlers!
THE UTSA TWIRLER TEAM IS COMPRISED OF HIGHLY TRAINED AND TALENTED PERFORMERS. TWIRLERS PERFORM AND CHEER AT ALL HOME FOOTBALL GAMES AND VARIOUS UNIVERSITY EVENTS. 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!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS!!
DO I HAVE TO ATTEND UTSA TO BE A UTSA TWIRLER?
You must be enrolled at UTSA in order to be a twirler at UTSA. We are an official part of the SOSA Marching band and is an official class. Each member MUST take the one-credit class once on the team. Class/team rehearsals are held Mon/wed/friday 6-9:30pm. We no longer accept community college students as members of SOSA.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Yourself, personal equipment, filled out paper work (can be found above) water bottle, and a positive attitude!
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. No large jewelry. Hair and make up should be performance quality.
WHAT TYPE OF THINGS WILL I HAVE TO DO FOR THE AUDITION?
You will be expected to demonstrate skills both movement and baton oriented. Please prepare a home solo and a trick oriented solo. You can also expect to be taught material at the the audition as well as partake in a personal interview. In addition to twirling skills you will be observed throughout the audition process on your ability to learn, enthusiasm, projection, showmanship and overall performance. We will be looking for your potential and ability to become a collegiate member and performer.
SPECIFIC REQUIRED/ENCOURAGED SKILLS WILL BE POSTED SOON!!
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. We aim to let you know the day of but can not always guarantee such.
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.
Twirlers 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 auditions?
Please email Randi Miles at Randi.Miles@utsa.edu