Moving To The Music

Jade Wilson, Reporter

  The color guard is a part of the school marching band. They perform alongside the band as they play. 

  “I think color guard adds a really nice visual aspect to the performances, they makes it more interesting to watch,” sophomore Bailey Simmons said.

  The color guard has practice Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and every morning of the week, before school, from 6:30 a.m. to 8a.m., a total of 13.5 hours every week. Alongside the marching band, they perform at the football games and go to competitions. 

  “I 100% feel like we work hard in color guard. We practice a lot and most of the time it is really early in the morning,” sophomore Nhi Nguyen said.

   The marching band won grand champs at the BOA super regionals competition and placed the highest in school history.

   “I was kind of just awestruck. I was just thinking ‘wow we really did that,’ and as we’ve grown I realized that we are one of those bigger, more superior bands,” senior Lindsay Rehme said.

   The marching band has 111 students;20 of those make up the color guard. The color guard learns a dance routine that goes along with the music piece that the band will be playing. These performances could last up to nine minutes.

   “The 2021 color guard was an extremely hardworking and cohesive group. It is incredibly important for the guard to work as a team as it makes the overall band perform better,”  head instructor Katie Bender said. 

  Marching band is considered a fall activity during the school year, meaning the color guard season recently ended. But if you are interested in the color guard, you can reach out to Matthew Hayes or Courtney White for more information on winter guard clinics dates.