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Malachi offers year-round activities for our members and any student of dance and/or guard. During the summer months we have summer dance classes for anyone in the beginner through advanced range. We also offer monthly spin clinics/camps. Check the following links if you wish detailed information on either.
All Summer Spin Clinics will be held at Green Mountain High School 13175 W Green Mountain Dr, Lakewood, CO 80228
$25 for your first camp — $20 for your second camp — $15 for your third camp
Free t-shirt included with the first camp registration
Please bring a snack, water, and dress in athletic/dance attire. If you would like to spin weapon please bring your own as extras are limited.
Sunday, September 16th is the first round of auditions for the 2019 season. All LEVELS (excluding MINIS) must attend this date*. The first round of auditions will be held at Evergreen High School (29300 Buffalo Park Rd, Evergreen, CO 80439) from 11am-6pm. There will be call back auditions on September 22nd & 23rd for the world team and on the 30th for our A team. Please follow our Facebook page for updates and information!
Our MINIS team will be having rehearsals on 9/23, 10/7, and 10/21 from 1-4pm at Arvada High School for anyone who is interested in spinning with this team. The members who are spinning with this level do NOT need to pay an audition fee and are encouraged to only attend the MINIS rehearsals and not participate in the large format auditions for the more experienced members. If you have a kiddo that would like to audition for our MIRA level team please reach out to Lindsay Thomas and Corinne Greenrod to discuss the best options so everyone has a great experience.
*MIRA will have open auditions until October and members will be accepted throughout the audition process and the month of October but attendance is highly recommended from the onset of the audition process.
Note: Audition dates are for RA, A, and World Teams. Potential members for our Minis team need not audition but must be under 14 years of age and begin attending rehearsals in October. Our Minis team is holding OPEN and FREE rehearsals all summer long. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions specific to the Mini Team, attention Lindsay Thomas.
Do you live outside of the Denver area? Most of our members live within driving distance of the Metro area, but some live as far as Fort Collins and Colorado Springs. Overnight housing and carpooling can usually be arranged for those with long commutes. Please send us an email at email@example.com to help make this happen for you.
Audition Tip #3: Don’t be afraid to reach out to staff with questions, concerns, or audition conflicts! You will be most successful with less to worry about at auditions. Please get in touch with us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What to Expect at Auditions
What to Expect as a Cast Member
See last year’s Member Packet for what you can assume in regards to schedule, fees, fundraising, and expectations. Expect some changes to be made for this year’s teams.
Below are several videos of technique exercises at the various levels within our program. It is encouraged that you learn as many of these as possible prior to auditions to enhance your confidence and abilities. More videos to come soon.
Registration is open! Please use THIS LINK to register.
We charge a $50 audition fee (Minis/Novice team exempted). This is one time payment and covers all call back sessions. Please pay online using the following PayPal button prior to the first camp. (Cash/check/card payments accepted at the door). This payment is credited to your account and contributes to the overall cost of your season’s dues.
Malachi Independent has become a force throughout the Rocky Mountain region since it’s inception in 2007. Since beginning with 5 dedicated members it has grown to encompass 4 competitive teams with 80+ members ranging in age from 6-51. As Malachi enters its thirteenth season they will floor a World Class team for the second consecutive year. The World Class team emerged from the success Malachi Independent garnered in the open class division and after placing in the Top 10 at WGI World Championships in 2016 and 2017 the decision was made to move to the top echelon of competitive winter guard.
The organization began to expand to include an A class team in 2016 and a Regional A class level in 2017. They added their Minis team in 2018 to incorporate training at the youngest and most beginner level. Each level has seen tremendous success both locally and nationally. The A team made WGI finals for the first time this past season with their program, “Dissolution”. The Regional A team or MIRA as they are called, has won back to back RMCGA division championships as well as winning the Las Vegas WGI regional in their class. The Minis team competes in the Middle School division and had an undefeated debut season.
Malachi Independent Winterguard is a color guard organization based in the Denver area. Each team competes at local competitions hosted by Rocky Mountain Color Guard Association and most teams attend international competitions provided by Winter Guard International. Malachi is under the direction of Jenn Carrasco.
Malachi Independent Winterguard is a non-profit, fully qualified 501(c)3 organization under the parent organization High Country Performing Arts Association, Inc.
The mission of the Malachi organization is to educate performers of all ages with the virtues of integrity, inclusivity, and positivity. Emphasizing excellence with a graciously competitive mindset and collaborative atmosphere within the performing arts and as future leaders within their communities.
Malachi is a safe place where young adults can come and pursue their passion within the construct of the color guard activity. Our goal is to educate, train and guide each member to fulfill their potential as a performer on the floor while giving them the encouragement and confidence to pursue their dreams off the floor. We understand that we have been given a gift and responsibility with each student to treat them with kindness, respect and professionalism and to teach them technique in all aspects of the guard activity including dance, flag, and weapon skills that will carry them to the top of this activity, not just in winter guard but in marching band, drum corps and beyond.
We nurture a safe, positive environment and inspire excellence through innovation, education and performance.
Malachi, as an organization, strives to grow our members through a regimented and refined implementation of basics and fundamentals that is taught across all levels. It is important to us that each team achieves a high level of training that propels each member forward in our organization. On top of this consistent training the directors of each team, as well as the design staff, are constantly pushing the limits of creativity with choreography, staging and visual design to achieve cohesive and entertaining programs season after season.