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Frequently asked questions: Buzz the Mascot

What is expected at auditions?
Candidates can come prepared with a choreographed routine of not more than one minute long that includes demonstrations of crowd involvement techniques and any dance or novelty skills. Candidates may furnish their own music to perform to or choose to perform instead with simulated game situations by current cheer squad members.

Who is eligible to play Buzz?
Any Randolph-Macon student is eligible to play Buzz.

What is the time commitment for this role?
I attempt to have more than one person available for the role. Commitments are divided up among the role players to minimize the impact on your academic schedule. Buzz is present at all home football and basketball games and is sometimes asked to appear at certain games for other men’s and women’s sports.  Buzz travels to any away football game (one every other year) and to the ODAC basketball tournament in late February (2-4 days out of town).   Buzz also is scheduled for a variety of community service and charitable appearances throughout the academic year including: participation in the Mascot Mile charity race for the Childrens Hospital of Richmond Foundation, a mascot race benefitting St. Joseph’s Villa, the Ashland Olde Towne parade and other events for local groups.