The Kentucky State University Marching Band auxiliary units will hold clinics and auditions for any individuals interested in joining the Thorobred Express. In addition to the K-Rettes dance team and the Silkettes color guard or flag team, we will include baton twirler majorettes for next year’s auxiliary unit. Students who have experience with baton twirling are encouraged to audition.

Auditions, clinics and orientation meetings will be held during the week of April 18-22, 2016. Any student interested in participating must audition during this week unless prior arrangements have been made with the Marching Band staff.

Photograph of Kentucky State University's K'Rette dance team and Marching Band at a football game.

Kentucky State University’s K’Rette dance team and Marching Band.

Out of area candidates who are interested in auditioning are responsible for housing and meal accommodations (see details in packet). A clinic registration fee of $40 is due by April 1 2016. Transporation to and from campus will be provided to those who reside at the suggested hotel location. If you are interested, please click here to download and complete the Auxiliary Registration Packet. Registration forms will not be accepted after the April 1st deadline date. In order to audition, you must be planning to attend Kentucky State University in Fall 2016 and have received your letter of acceptance or pending status from the Admissions office. All documents should be sent to Churi Level along with a cashier’s check or money order for the total amount of the $40 non-refundable fee. Please make cashier checks and money orders payable to the Kentucky State University Marching Band Foundation. Send all documents to:

Attn: Alvin Level, Director of Bands
Kentucky State University
400 East Main StreetBradford Hall, Rm. 116 – Dept. of Fine Arts
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Listed below is the mandatory information for each auxiliary unit. It is your responsibility to adhere to all practice times.


Silks Color Guard & Majorette/Baton Team

Orientation Meeting
Monday, April 18 2016
3pm-3:30pm
William Exum Center

Clinics
Monday, April 18 2016
4pm-6pm
William Exum Center

Auditions
Thursday, April 21 2016
6pm until completed
William Exum Center


K’Rette Dance Team

Orientation Meeting
Monday, April 18 2016
6pm-6:30pm
William Exum Center

Clinics
Monday, April 18 2016
7pm-9pm
William Exum Center

Auditions
Thursday, April 21 2016
6pm until completed
William Exum Center


If you have any additional questions or concerns please contact:

Churi Level, Marching Bands Auxiliary Director
Phone: (502) 597-5117
Fax: (502) 597-6953
Email: churi.level@kysu.edu

Poster advertising upcoming auditions for the 2016 Marching Band Auxiliary Teams -- the K'Rette Dance team, Silks Color Guard team and Majorette/Baton-Twirler team. Auditions are held April 18-21, 2016 in the William Exum Center.