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Twirling Auditions

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The Frenship Band program has a long tradition of outstanding Twirling Lines.  For over 80 years twirlers have been an integral part of the band's auxiliary presence on the field, in parades, and in the community.  For decades, Frenship has become known as one of the premier programs for twirling excellence in west Texas.  Our twirlers have performed at the local, state, and national levels and are proud to have won numerous awards and accolades in both UIL and the National Baton Twirling Association, including students who have been awarded

the UIL Outstanding Performer medal at the State Championships.

We look forward to working with you during this

audition process.  Good Luck!

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Audition Info

Each student auditioning for high school twirler may attend the training session to be held Saturday, May 20, 10:00-11:30 AM, at the high school Band Hall.

At this training session, the twirling coach will review all of the required elements (listed below) in preparation for the auditions. 

In addition to showcasing the required elements, you will also perform a choreographed routine of your choice at the audition.

Twirling Auditions (for the lines) will be Tuesday, May 23, 5:00-6:30 PM, at the HS Band Hall.  (We'll meet at the band hall, then move to the gym for the auditions)

If you plan to audition for twirler, please complete this form:

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Audition Criteria

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Much like the Drum Majors, Guard, and Drumline, the Twirling Line is a specialized performing group within the marching band.  Each of these groups receive specialized training in an area of performance that no one else in the ensemble can duplicate.  The skills learned and the collective precision required to maintain these skills are only achieved by upholding the integrity of the membership.  If one person fails to meet their obligations for eligibility, the entire group’s performance not only suffers, but there is seldom time to train a replacement that can perform at the competitive level required of a large 6A ensemble.

A candidate who has failed two or more six weeks in the current year will be denied an audition.  Interested candidates will submit a copy of their report card containing ALL previous grades to Mr. Pisani (or any director) prior to the audition.

The Frenship Twirlers have two levels of participation at the high school - 

the Varsity Twirling Line and the JV Twirling Line.

Students may audition for JV, for Varsity, or for both.


The criteria for auditions will be divided into the two levels of participation.  These twirling techniques will be assessed at the audition as required elements.


Each candidate is required to perform each of the elements in the One Baton and Two Baton sections, and at least show basic understanding in the Basic Technique section. (You do not have to demonstrate mastery of the Basic Technique section, just do your best.)


One Baton

  • Finger Twirls

  • Back hand catch

  • Blind catch

  • Double elbow roll

  • Fishtails

  • 1 spin (horizontal & vertical)

Two Baton

  • Toss, pass over head, pass over arm

  • Toss, pass over head, flash

  • Horizontal box toss neck wrap

  • Vertical / Vertical toss

  • Backhand / Vertical toss

Basic Technique

  • 2 spin (horizontal)

  • 2 spin (vertical)

  • Toss illusion


One Baton

  • 1 turn backhand catch

  • 1 turn blind catch

  • Triple elbow roll

  • Fishtails with carry

  • 2 spin (horizontal & vertical)

  • Toss illusion

Two Baton

  • Toss, pass over head, pass over arm

  • Horizontal box toss neck wrap

  • Horizontal / Vertical toss

  • Vertical / Vertical toss

  • Backhand / Vertical toss

Basic Technique

  • Angel roll

  • 3 spin (vertical)

  • Three baton (juggles & horizontal box tosses)

Choreographed Routine

A routine will be performed by students auditioning for JV, Varsity, and Feature.

Candidates will perform a choreographed routine to music of your choice.  This routine should display your twirling abilities with the use of multiple batons.  If possible, please try to limit your routine to around 3 minutes or less (except for Feature).


Feature Twirler

If you are interested in auditioning for Feature Twirler please note the following:

  • Audition criteria - Varsity

  • Choreographed Routine - Include advanced elements that showcase your abilities above & beyond that of others, including three baton work in your routine and show us that you can travel while twirling

  • You must wear a twirling costume for your routine

  • Your routine will be 5-6 minutes in length to the music of your choice.

  • You may edit more than one piece of music together to create your routine.

  • You may perform two separate routines (one for line & one for feature).  Or you may perform one routine (shortened version) for the line audition (May 23), and the full version for your Feature audition (May 24).

  • The Feature audition will be held in the Indoor Practice Facility on the artificial turf.

  • The audition will be May 24, 1:00 PM.

It is important to note that there is NO set number of Feature Twirlers.  Among other things, Feature Twirlers are chosen based on their exhibition of skills, poise, and attitude.  If a prerequisite level of skill is not met, it is possible for no Feature Twirler to be chosen.

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May 20 - Twirling Training Session, 10:00-11:30 AM, HS Band Hall

May 23 - Twirling Auditions, 5:00-6:30 PM, HS Band Hall & Gym

May 24 - Feature Twirler Auditions, 1:00 PM, Frenship IPF

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