Color Guard is offered to any students who wishes to learn the art of movement and dance coordinated with various props. Prior experience is not a prerequisite to class enrollment. During the first semester, the color guard participates in the marching band. During the second semester, the color guard compete in Indoor Winter Guard as well as other performances with and without the band. Because of the performance nature of this class, participation in rehearsals and performance before, during and after the regular school day is a mandatory part of the course curriculum. During fall semester, must be concurrently enrolled in Marching Band. Prerequisite: Physical coordination and aptitude identified through tryouts and teacher recommendation.
2011 Scheduled Field Competitions
|October 15||Rancho Buena Vista HS Premier Field Tournament||3rd|
|October 22||2011 Poway Invitational Field Tournament||66.50||1st|
|November 5||Mira Mesa HS Invitational Field Tournament||74.50||2nd|
|November 12||Vista Invitational Field Tournament||rained||out|
|November 19||Ramona Southwest Regional Tournament of Champions (Riverside)||79.00||4th|
2011 Scheduled Parade Competitions
|November 5||Mira Mesa HS Invitational Band Review||85.90||2nd|
|November 12||2nd Annual Otay Ranch Town Center Band Review||80.60||2nd|
|November 19||57th Annual Arcadia Festival of Bands||79.90||4th|
- What is Color Guard?
- Color Guard brings music to life through performance in a competitive format. It involves an array of equipment, movement and skill. Color Guard is rooted in military history but the use of flags, rifles and sabers is the only thing that is traditional. Color Guard serves many purposes but the most useful purpose is to bear your colors with pride.
- During the fall semester, Color Guard members participate and compete in parades and field shows that take place throughout Southern California. Parades occur on city streets and combine competition with community enrichment. Field shows are performed on football fields during half time and at competitions. Both field shows and parades are put on with the marching band.
- In Color Guard, the spring semester is called Winter Guard. Winter Guard team members compete with a 3-4 minute routine utilizing recorded music. Competitions take place inside the gym without the marching band.
- Is Color Guard a Sport?
- Color Guard has been called the "Sports of the Arts." Members receive P.E. credit for the fall semester during their sophomore and junior years and Fine Arts credit for the spring semesters.
- Who Joins Color Guard?
- Anyone willing to work hard. Both guys and girls are welcome to join. You do not need prior experience. We teach you all the skills that you will need to know.
- What is the Commitment?
- Color Guard is a class that meets 1st period. Students must be enrolled in the class to be a part of the team. There are 2 additional mandatory evening practices in the fall as well as weekend competitions. First semester students must attend all home football games.