The University of South Dakota's color guard, The Color of USD, plays an important role in the visual presentation of the SOUND of USD. In The Color of USD, you can twirl flags, rifles and other props. You will perform at all home games in the DakotaDome and travel to at least one away game a year with the band. Select members of the Color Guard also perform with the Sound Bites.
Potential new members and returning members are invited to spin with us this spring. USD Color Guard Instructor Jennifer Baggett will lead clinics called "Spintastics" to teach our style of spinning and prepare everyone for next year's SOUND of USD color guard! Spintastics takes place from 12-4 p.m. on the floor of the University of South Dakota DakotaDome. Currently scheduled dates are listed below. Check back often as we may update and add additional dates.
Interested in joining The Color of USD? Send a video of a prepared routine showing the fundamentals and tricks outlined below. Videos will be viewed by the director of athletic bands and color guard instructor and will be judged based on technique, difficulty, control and overall performance and showmanship.
Submit your video, or a link to your video, and complete the form on or before April 30.
Your prepared routine should include the following:
Those chosen for The Color of USD will be notified the first week of May, and will move in a day early before preseason camp begins in August.
Additional information will be emailed to you directly. Please contact Todd Cranson with any other questions or concerns.