I’m going for captain too (along with 5 other girls)! Do you have to make a routine or teach a routine.
- If you’re making a routine:
I would suggest finding a nice tempo song. If it’s faster than 132 beats (think the song all of me by john legend) than it might be too fast if you’re just working on the routine because you only have a few weeks to make and clean it so fast songs make that whole process trickier. Also try and stick with a comfortable meter. 4/4 is what people normally do so I wouldn’t suggest 3/4 (give me love by ed sheeran, say something by a great big world if you use the faster tempo) unless you’re really comfortable with it. Make sure to pick a song you like so you aren’t stuck with a song you hate and can’t work with. Is it required to use flag and weapon. If not then you can either stick to your strengths so you know you wont have to worry much or you can try what you’re weaker at to seem more impressive (WARNING: this only works if they are aware that you’re weaker at it and if you’re still decent enough at it wear you wouldn’t have to worry; I would never bother with rifle until a few weeks ago when I could safely toss a triple, but I’ll gladly make a sabré routine).
- If you’re teaching a routine:
Be aware that they might make you teach someone who is somewhat new to colorguard. Even if it’s not the case don’t make it too hard either way; they made you teach someone so they can see how you work with others and how good you are at explaining something in case a newbie doesn’t get how to a flourish, cone, etc. They don’t want you to show off! Make sure you can explain everything properly!! This is a big one. I was the guinea pig last year and I’d only ever done drop spins and tosses on weapon so they knew they needed to be specific with explanations. This one girl was teaching me a sabré routine but she didn’t explain which shoulder to turn over or how to unwind it (something along those lines) so I was incredibly confused and got tangled in my own limbs. Take from that story that even though you might think something seems simple enough, a newbie will most likely always find some way to get incredibly confused. I recommend while you go over your routine, explain to yourself what to do and all the steps and counts, maybe explain it to a vet or senior and have them give your pointers on what you could go into more detail about.
Best of luck!