The Baylor University Golden Wave Band is seeking a creative and energetic Color Guard Instructor to build an elite program for the 2023-2024 season. There was no Color Guard section in the 2022 season.
For over 120 years, the Baylor University Golden Wave Band has been an integral part of the spirit of Baylor University with its powerful music, creative marching drill, and color guard choreography. Both on the field and in the stands, the members of the band create an atmosphere of excitement through outstanding musical performance and a relentless spirit for Baylor football.
We hope you will consider adding your talents to one of the most exciting college marching bands in the nation. DCI/WGI experience is preferred but not required for consideration. Previous experience as a member of a high-level collegiate color guard is considered extremely advantageous.
The band and Color Guar rehearse on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. We perform 5-6 unique, high-energy shows per season at all home and select away games. Postseason travel is likely and presents additional performance opportunities.
~Recruit, build, and manage all aspects of the Color Guard program.
~Organize auditions for prospective and returning members.
~Oversee all areas related to Color Guard equipment. ~Communicate proactively with directors and staff regularly.
~Provide ongoing assessment of student achievement.
~Foster a positive environment conducive to communal growth where camaraderie, friendship, respect, and excellence are paramount.
~Create a safe culture reflective of the Christian ideals held by Baylor University and the Golden Wave Band.
~Design engaging choreography to enhance the visual impact of our performances, while balancing the short preparation times and memorization requirements.
~Provide quality instruction to students with different learning styles, using a variety of formats to ensure the content is efficiently mastered.
~Create opportunities for feature performances at games and other events.
~Present at all rehearsals and performances. Schedule may be flexible dependent on the applicant’s requests and if agreed upon by the director.
~Abide by all Baylor policies.
Please contact Ashley Smith (Ashley_E_Smith@baylor.edu), Band Coordinator, and Isaiah Odajima (Isaiah_Odajima@baylor.edu), Director of the Golden Wave Band, with a LETTER OF INTENT/APPLICATION and a copy of your most recent RESUME.
~Describe your current/previous experiences and your knowledge of collegiate color guard.
~Provide brief information about strategies for recruitment and retention.
~Include links to uploaded videos of current/previous Color Guard programs for which you provide instruction. It is also helpful to see any uploaded videos of your instruction or teaching examples.
~Must include at least 3 professional references who can speak to your teaching skills, your organizational habits, your management style, and your character.