Color guard begins practicing for winter season


A guard member waves her flag during the Bands of America Grand Nationals Championship, which took place in early November. Krissy Sass, guard member and sophomore, said the team will not have any major events or competitions until the end of January.

Michelle Lu

Following a victory at the Bands of America National Championships and after a week off, the color guard is shaping up to start its winter season. According to guard director Rosie Queen, the team began preparations during the week of Thanksgiving break.

“The two winter guards that we have were starting our winter guard season and starting the process of staging and designing our shows for 2019 World Guard (WG) season. In the winter we have three winter guards total — JV Guard, ‘A’ Guard and ‘World Guard,’” she said.

She added that this season is much more fun for the guard.

“We get to really hone in and make our performances more personal. We are no longer a member of a 300-member marching band spread out across an entire football field,” Queen said.

For Kristina “Krissy” Sass, guard member and sophomore, the winter season is a time when they have a chance to work on team dynamics.

“For the majority of the team, I feel like winter is the time when you see the most growth, both performance wise and technically,” Sass said.  By Michelle Lu