How do I audition?
Auditions usually takes place in September or October. First we have a preliminary audition and than callbacks. Once the callback round is completed, in a few days you will receive a letter about your membership.
Do I need to attend the camps to audition?
You do not have to attend the camps to audition. But we strongly encourage that you attend our camps, you will acquire skills and learn routines that will come in handy when the audition rolls in.
What is the practice schedule like?
We typically have rehearsal on Fridays from 7-11pm and Saturdays from 2-8pm. During show season our Friday rehearsal time stays the same but we usually practice from 12am-5pm on Saturdays (can change depending on our performance time).
What is the maximum age you accept?
According to WGI to march in our division (Independent A) performers can not be over 22 years of age as of 12:01 on April 1st of the given year.
How much does it cost?
Fees tend to be around $1,200. The money goes towards out of state trips, local competitions, uniforms, equipments, and other expenses.
Are there ways to lower my fees?
Yes, Anesidora offers many fundraising opportunities to help lower your financial obligations and need-based scholarships. We also offer monthly payments.
Can I be in Anesidora and college also?
Absolutely, many of our cast members are currently college students and/or working part time or full time jobs. It is a commitment and will require a lot of time management, but it is definitely possible.
Can I be a High School student and a member of Anesidora?
A Winter Guard International Policy created in 1996 reads:
“WGI discourages independent color guards from utilizing membership composed of any high school students who were previously enrolled in an active winter guard high school program and have not yet graduated.”
Anesidora will in no way recruit students from local high school programs that have a Scholastic Winter Guard. We strongly believe that this rule fosters the growth of many local high school winter guard programs.
Exceptions can be made if your High School does not have Winter Guard program.