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About Winter Guard

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 the sport of indoor color guard. Modern color guard is a combination of the use of flags, sabers, mock rifles, and other equipment, as well as dance and other interpretive movement. For more information about winter guard, please visit Winter Guard International (WGI) at https://www.wgi.org. Our teams compete locally within the Atlantic Indoor Association (AIA) circuit. Competitions begin in late January or early February each year and run through April. For information about AIA, please visit https://www.atlanticindoor.org. A helpful video to watch about winter guard can be found at https://youtu.be/JWVHzPbVcJ0.


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.