CMB 2018 Color Guard Audition Information

Guard in Stands

The OSU Color Guard is open to all university students by audition only. You must be accepted to Oklahoma State University in order to audition. You may email the guard instructor, Mallory Vinzant, for further information. If you are planning on auditioning, please let us know by completing this form.

Dates: Saturday, April 7th, and Saturday, April 14th, 2018. Participants only need to attend ONE of these two dates.
Exception: those Veterans auditioning for a position on the CMB Leadership Team should plan on attending both dates if at all possible. Leadership applicants should write a 30-second routine to perform at 8:30 am on April 7th.

Location: Band Room (Room 118) in the Seretean Center for the Performing Arts on the OSU Campus

Audition Schedule:

8:30 am: Leadership Tryouts (must be a returning / veteran guard member to audition, and must complete a Leadership Team Application no later than Friday, March 30th (online application coming soon).

9:00– 10:00 am: Registration

10:00 – 12:00 pm: Fundamentals

12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch (on own)

1:00 – 4:00 pm: Learn audition routine

4:00 – 5:00 pm: Auditions

Guard Performing

Flags will be available, but please bring your own equipment if possible. Please wear comfortable athletic clothes, tennis shoes, and sunscreen.
Required Skills:

Pop toss (aka single) and horizontal toss

Drop spins, BOLOs, extensions, carves, and pull hits

Basic dance such as jazz runs, sauté/attitude, passé, and plié

Attire: Athletic clothing & sunscreen!



CMB 2018 Feature Twirler Audition Information

The Cowboy Marching Band is excited to announce that auditions for the position of Feature Twirler for the 2018 edition of the Cowboy Marching Band will take place in the Spring of 2018. The specific timeline for the application process is highlighted below. All finalists must be accepted or enrolled students at Oklahoma State University by the date of the live audition (April 14).

*Note: The results of every stage of the audition process will be FINAL. The directors and audition committee work hard to find the performer who is the right fit for the OSU Cowboy Marching Band. Twirling applicants who apply for the position of Feature Twirler agree to accept the results of the audition process without disputing them. Submission of application materials constitutes acceptance of the audition process and its outcome.

Twirler Picture

How to Apply

Candidates interested in auditioning for the position of feature twirler at OSU should submit the following materials to the OSU band office by Friday, March 9th. The Cowboy Marching Band Directors will then evaluate all materials and select finalists to invite to the live audition. Materials should include:

APPLICATION MATERIALS may be shipped, mailed, or emailed to:

OSU Cowboy Marching Band
ATTN: Dr. Douglas Henderson
220 Seretean Center
Stillwater, OK 74078


Those candidates selected to participate in the live audition on April 14th, 2018, will choreograph their own audition routines to three pieces provided to them by the OSU band staff prior to the audition. AUDITIONS WITH FINALISTS WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. Only the finalists and the audition committee will be present.

The first two tunes will be provided on March 16th when finalists are notified, and the final piece will be provided no later than Friday, March 30th (two weeks prior to the audition). This is a “real world” performance scenario in which the twirler must choreograph her own routine as quickly as the rest of the band learns a new halftime show.

Questions regarding the audition process may be sent to Aly Akers, twirling coordinator, or Dr. Douglas Henderson, Director of the Cowboy Marching Band.

Twirler Jump

CMB 2017 Banquet Dining Options – Saturday, February 24, 2018

Please vote using the SurveyMonkey link emailed to you for one of the two following banquet dining options:

Option 1 – Mexican Buffet

Option 2 – Barbecue Buffet

Remember – the banquet is FREE for all CMB members, and $30 if you bring a guest.

CMB Camping World Bowl 2017 Information – Orlando, FL

Camping World Bowl Logo
The Cowboy Marching Band is going to Orlando! Please continue to check this page for updates periodically until our trip. We’ve done our best to allow you to have family time on Christmas morning / afternoon (for those joining in Dallas) while still arriving in Orlando at a time that works well. Please see the note at the bottom of this page regarding required bowl participation.

Travel Itinerary

Hotel Information

DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld
10100 International Dr
Orlando, FL 32821
(407) 352-1100

Trip Highlights

Bus Lists & Rooming Lists

Halftime Show

Luggage and Equipment

Uniform / Clothing Pack List

Bowl Subs

Please be sure to check out a uniform on Wed, Dec. 13th between 5:30-6:30 pm. If this time won’t work for you, then please contact Makenzie Darby ASAP to set up an alternate time. If you need an OSU instrument, please email Andrew Raven ASAP. Please note that we use the Remind app to communicate timely information to our members – be sure you install the app or subscribe to notifications using the instructions on the previous link.

As a reminder, bowl travel is REQUIRED for all residents of Oklahoma and surrounding states (Texas, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, and New Mexico). It is also REQUIRED for ANYONE on an out-of-state tuition waiver (it’s written into your agreement). The only people exempt are those who are both from a state other than one previously listed, AND not on an out-of-state waiver. Failure to participate in the bowl without an excuse approved by Dr. Henderson may result in loss of waiver, loss of scholarship, and/or loss of CMB membership privileges for future seasons at the discretion of Dr. Henderson, Dr. Missal, and Dr. Sosnowchik. The following is not an acceptable excuse: “My parents planned a trip during that time.” That might work if you were 15 years old and a high school student. However, you are ADULTS, and this information is published in advance on our calendar / newsletter that is sent out in June.

It’s going to be a great trip! Go Pokes!!!



CMB Bike MS Volunteer Information – Sunday, October 1, 2017

As most of you know, Mike and Anne Greenwood are HUGE supporters of the CMB and the OSU Bands in general. They are also big supporters of raising money for MS (multiple sclerosis) research, as this disease hits close to home for them since Anne’s sister suffers from MS. If you are free on October 1st and would be willing to give a couple hours to support Bike MS: The Road Divided 2017, your efforts would be most appreciated! They need help with various things throughout the day, including setting up early in the morning, cheering on riders, handing out snacks and water, and more. What a great way to not only support those affected by MS, but to also support the Greenwoods who do so much to support our great organization.


If you are planning on volunteering, please sign up using the link above so that we may pass your name along to the event organizers. THANK YOU for volunteering!!!

Note – this is the day we are returning with the pep band from Texas Tech, so unfortunately, those of us on the pep band trip will not be able to volunteer for this event.

Tulsa & OKC Cowboy Caravans – August 14th and 17th, 2017

Cowboy Caravan
The CMB needs the help of any CMB ALUMNI willing to volunteer for the Tulsa or OKC Cowboy Caravans! We are usually able to send current members to cover these events, but they are scheduled right smack in the middle of our band week! If you are interested in helping us out, we would LOVE your help!


Attire will be any orange OSU t-shirt or polo shirt & shorts.

Dates / Times / Locations

Monday, August 14th – TULSA

Thursday, August 17th – OKC

Music that we will play will include the Trilogy (Waving Song, Ride ’em, and OSU Chant), Oklahoma, and possibly the Alma Mater.

Instruments may be available to borrow if you need one. Let us know when you complete the form if you need to borrow an OSU instrument.

PLEASE LET US KNOW that you are coming by completing this form. We will be in touch soon to let you know if we have enough people and adequate instrumentation to make this happen!

CMB Leadership Retreat – August 7-9, 2017

Our 2017 Leadership Retreat will take place at Camp Egan in Tahlequah, OK. All leadership team members are required to attend, and we will start at 10:30 am on Monday, August 7th.

The following documents will help you better prepare for these important three days:

Previously-emailed details:

The following meals will be provided for you while at camp: lunch and dinner on Tuesday, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Wednesday, and breakfast and lunch on Thursday. You are encouraged to bring any other snacks you may want between meals or in the evenings as well.

Please work together to carpool from your respective areas (Stillwater, Tulsa, OKC, Texas, etc.). We will be driving the large OSU van, which seats about 12 people, as well. If you would like to ride in the van, please email Andrew Raven. The van will leave Stillwater from the Seretean Center at 7:30 am on Monday morning.

If you want to check out some info about the camp yourself, including driving directions, more information about the facilities, and rec-time activity options, visit:
FYI – the director of Camp Egan, Josh Pulver, is a former CMB member and a former Pistol Pete!

In addition to the team building aspect of the weekend, one of our primary goals is to unify our own marching and teaching methods so that we are as efficient as possible during band week and throughout the season. I promise you that you will have a very positive experience throughout the camp, and that we will leave this retreat as a unified leadership team!

Instrument Check-Out:
Andrew Raven will be in charge of the instrument inventory this year. If you need an instrument for leadership camp, please either come by the band office on Friday, August 4th from 10am-2 pm, or email Andrew to set something up. If you aren’t coming to Stillwater prior to arriving at Camp Egan, we (or another member of your section) can bring an instrument for you.

Since this is an official OSU-sponsored event, and Camp Egan is also affiliated with the Methodist church, there is ABSOLUTELY NO ALCOHOL allowed on the camp grounds. This should go without saying, but I just wanted to make it explicitly clear. We must respect the policies of our university, as well as those of Camp Egan.

Pack List:

101 Classic Bowl XXIX Halftime Music

Please see below for the halftime music we will be playing for the 2017 Classic Bowl May 31 – June 3, 2017. In addition to “Salute to America’s Finest” (Armed Forces Medley) and “Amazing Grace,” we will also be performing the “Classic Bowl Medley” that you should already have. We are looking forward to a great four days with everyone soon! – Dr. Henderson and staff Classic Bowl Staff Information

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CMB 2017 Color Guard Audition Results

Thank you to everyone who auditioned for the 2017 edition of the Cowboy Marching Band Color Guard! Congratulations to the following students who were selected for membership for the 2017 season.

2017 CMB Color Guard:
Alexis Severson
Audrey Zinn – Section Leader
Brittney Mackey
Caley Hybsha
Carlie Calhoon
Chloe Weisner
Christina Clovis
Derika Fink
Emily Strah
Erin Francis – Section Leader
Faith Haugh
Hattie Cox
Jadah Dillard
Jalisa Reeves
Jessica Treece
Jordyn Berberick
Kailyn Palmer
Karolana Foister
Katherine Lawrence
Katy Butler
Kayla Patton
Kenzi Flanagan
Lauren McMahon
Logan Abernathy
Luis Lopez
Makenzi Casebeer
Megan Whisenant
Rebekah Routh – Section Leader
Samantha Lazarowicz
Sapphire Dixon
Sarabeth Evans
Sarah Cronin
Stephanie Gilbreth
Summer Brady