Color Guard

The Huskie Band Color Guard is a select group of approximately 24 members who visually interpret the Huskie Marching Band music. We love to help tell the story of the songs on the field!

Audition Information

We are planning to host color guard auditions live in person on Saturday, April 17, 2021.

The 2021 NIU Color Guard Auditions were held in April. If you are still interested in becoming a member, please email the Huskie Band Office at for information about how you may still be able to join. Information will be emailed to you with the audition requirements. Learn more about our scholarships.


A minimum of one year experience on flag in marching band, winter guard or Drum Corps International is required.


Please wear black dance or yoga pants, a form-fitting black shirt, athletic tennis shoes and socks (no sandals). Please make sure your hair is pulled back off your face and bring a water bottle.

What to Bring

It is not necessary to bring your own flag - we will provide you with one. Please bring your insurance cards and show up early to fill out some paperwork.

Band Audition Dates

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School of Music

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