New hope for this color guard season
With last year being a big success, the color guard is excited for the season yet to come. Their show last fall was called Triathlon, which created a big victory for the guard and the band. The guard has high hopes for this year’s show.
Freshmen Andrew Haugh, the first male in color guard for two years previously tried marching band, but switched to guard due to his history in dance.
“Surprisingly I enjoy flag work more, I am more skilled in dance, but it is so much fun when you are using the flag and the routine clicks”
Senior Aiden Hatcher, a squad leader, is excited for her last fall season and loves performing.
“Watching is so exciting it gives me chills,” Hatcher exclaimed.
Although the guard has had an amazing past season, scoring first place for their routine and third for the band overall, there is always room to improve, including flag, rifle, and dance.
The color guard has two seasons in their year, which each have their own sets of challenges. Winter Guard is indoors and makes it easier to toss a flag without wind, however you are much closer to the audience. Last winter season the guard had less numbers in their show “Resist The Temptation For War” but still killed it, winning third in states and continuing to compete in WGI (winter guard international) world.
Junior Lillian Barlow’s favorite part of being in the color guard is the competitions.
“I’m looking forward to competitions because it is always the best part, and winning is just awesome,” Barlow explained.