In a marching band, the color guard is a non-musical instrument section that provides additional visual aspects to the performance. The color guard interprets the music that the marching band is playing via the synchronized spinning of flags, sabers, rifles, and through choreographed movements. The color guard uses different colors and styles of flags to enhance the visual effect of the theme of the competition show. Within the band, color guard is often referred to simply as guard.
Winter guard is performed indoors, usually in a gym or indoor arena during the winter or spring season. Instead of performing as a visual accent to the marching band, each winter guard team picks its own music and performs exclusively. Winter guard teams are judged not only on talent and precision, but also on creativity.
To be chosen as a member of this ensemble is an honor and performing as part of this group is a privilege. The group rehearses from November through late March or early April and performs in four to five competitions beginning in February.
The ensemble will be performing an original show designed specifically for this group this year. Students accepted into the line are required to complete a formal acceptance agreement.
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This page contains information about the winter programs, including Guard and Indoor Percussion.