The New Orleans Hornets are looking for energetic, reliable and hardworking Hornets fans to audition for the 2012-2013 Buzz Patrol Interactive Squad presented by McDonalds! The Buzz Patrol is made up of enthusiastic men and women, 18 years of age or older, who display the ultimate in Hornets spirit while getting The Hive buzzing each game night! Members play an integral role in community events and the Hornets game night experience by leading the crowd in chants, hosting contests, throwing t-shirts and simply entertaining the best fans in the NBA!
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Athletic Attire and non-marking sneakers
Registration is from 1:00-2:00 PM
Auditions will begin at 2:00 PM
New Orleans Arena
1501 Girod Street, New Orleans, LA 70113
- Must be 18 years of age as of 09/16/2012 (Valid government issued photo I.D. required)
- Must be a high school graduate (verification required by providing a copy of your diploma or proof of college enrollment)
- Must provide a copy of your Fall 2012 class schedule (applicable for college students only)
- Must have housing in or around the New Orleans area
- Must have reliable transportation
- Must be in excellent physical shape with high energy and movement ability
- Must be able to arrive three and a half hours prior to tip-off (i.e. 3:30 PM for a normal 7:00 PM tip-off)
- Must be able to work (30+) games which fall on weekdays, weekends, holidays, etc.
- Must be able to attend a staff orientation as well as multiple training camps held throughout the season (beginning in October.) Attendance at each of these events is mandatory.
- Must be able to attend 4 events during the season and 5 events during the summer
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What role does the Buzz Patrol play at Hornets games?
The Buzz Patrol is a high-energy group of talented men and women who can be found entertaining fans outside at Buzz Fest or leading the Hornets players onto the court with the H O R N E T S flags. The Buzz Patrol can also be found on the court and in the stands assisting fans with multiple contests as well as leading them in various chants. In the community, the Buzz Patrol can be found enhancing events with their high energy, their fun dance moves and their entertaining props.
Is being a member of the Buzz Patrol a full-time job?
No, being a member of the Buzz Patrol is a part-time, seasonal job opportunity that begins in October 2012 and ends in July of 2013. Aside from Hornets home games, members will also have opportunities to work events in the community throughout the entire year.
How many games and appearances will I be required to work for the 2012-2013 Season?
It is mandatory that Buzz Patrol members work a minimum of 30 home games during the season (although members should anticipate working more than 30.) Appearance requests for the Buzz Patrol are made throughout the season and members must be willing to attend those appearances when assigned. A minimum of (4) events during the season are required of all members as well as attendance in the summer. In addition to games and appearances, members must attend an orientation and several training camps throughout the season. Attendance at these events is mandatory.
What is the game day arrival time for Buzz Patrol members?
All Buzz Patrol members are required to arrive three and a half hours prior to tip-off (i.e. 3:30 PM for a normal 7:00 PM tip-off.)
Do I need entertainment experience?
We are seeking team players who have the ultimate Hornets spirit and can energize our crowd of 18,000+ screaming fans! Gymnastics, break dancing/street dancing, cheerleading (i.e. partner stunting,) tumbling, jump roping or acting experience is preferred.
What is the age requirement for auditions?
You must be 18 years of age by September 16, 2012.
What characteristics are most important to be a successful Buzz Patrol member?
All members must be team players, extremely energetic, hardworking, prompt and reliable. Members must be able to entertain in a family-oriented environment. Of course, members must also be HUGE Hornets fans!
Do I have to pre-register for auditions?
Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-ups are welcome. To pre-register, please fill-out the application form online or download the registration form and fax or email it according to the instructions located on the bottom of the form.
What do I need to bring to auditions?
Please bring a government issued photo I.D., a copy of your High School diploma or proof of college enrollment, a copy of your Fall 2012 class schedule (if you are a college student,) your printed application (if you have pre-registered,) and ENERGY! You will also be required to sign a release and publicity form prior to auditioning.
What should I wear to auditions?
Athletic attire and non-marking sneakers (i.e. no black soles.) Candidates are encouraged to show their style but must dress appropriately.
May I bring a friend, parent, child to tryouts?
Auditions are closed to the public. Please do not bring guests (including family and children) to any part of the tryouts. If you have a friend who you think will be good for the team, go ahead and bring him or her with you!
please email your questions to Samantha.Carducci@Hornets.com.