August - November
The baton twirlers at Rockwall-Heath perform with the Mighty Hawk Band. Competitive twirlers may compete for solo or as part of a group.
Tryout eligibility is limited to students attending RHHS or incoming freshmen. Proficiency in a musical instrument is not a prerequisite. Our recent tradition is to have a 2-person Twirler squad but the number of positions may be flexible.
Positions are filled based on quality with a high standard of excellence.
We seek twirlers with well-developed techniques who can adapt their skills to a variety of musical styles and perform their routines within the rhythmic foundation of the music. Successful routines will incorporate vertical/horizontal one and two turns, toss illusion, toss cartwheel, two-baton work, and the basic three-baton juggles.
I. PRE-SCREENING - All candidates interested in auditioning for a Twirler position must provide the following information for a pre-screening review:
Fill out the Band Interest Form (click below) explaining your interest in auditioning to become a Twirler at Rockwall-Heath High School.
Include a one-page letter explaining why you would like to be a Twirler.
Include a video recording link of a live performance, 1.5-2 minutes uncut/unedited, preferably uploaded to a website such as youtube. We recommend a video showing two and three baton routines included in the submission. Submission of non-performance video footage may also be included but is not required (compilation video).
Include twirling resume listing experiences, instructors with whom you have studied, competitions, awards, pictures, etc.
Include three confidential letters of recommendation, one should be from your current instructor.
II. INVITATION- After the completion of the PRE-SCREENING PROCESS by the Band Director, an e-mail (and/or letter) will be sent to the candidates for an invitation to a live audition. Candidates are invited to the live audition based on the quality of their twirling but are also affected by the number of applicants, and the number of returning twirlers for the Mighty Hawk Band.
You will receive a confirmation letter, e-mail or phone call shortly after we have received your materials. If you have submitted your materials and you have not received communication from the band office within one week of submission, please e-mail or call us.
The Twirler Auditions will be held the first week of April 2020, the precise time TBD.