Winter guard to compete in final stages of WGI competitions


Two guard members successfully catch their rifles during a practice in the gym on March 13. As the winter guard season draws to a close, guard director Rosie Queen said the guard is shaping up to finish strong in the final stretch of competitions.

Michelle Lu

As they finish up the winter season, members of the winter guard are preparing for the World Guard International (WGI) World Finals, which will take place in the latter half of spring break in Dayton, Ohio. According to guard director Rosie Queen, the team is fast approaching the end of their season and hopes to finish strong.

“We have three weeks left in our winter guard season,” Queen said via email. “We are hoping to be in the Top 3 of that regional and also hoping to be in the Top 3 at WGI World Championships.”

Kristina “Krissy” Sass, guard member and sophomore, said the World Guard will be busy with a string of competitions prior to WGI Finals.

“While the ‘A’ guard finished our season last week with State Finals, currently the World Guard is down in Cincinnati for a WGI Regional and then will be competing in WGI World Finals,” Sass said.

For Sass and the rest of the ‘A’ Guard, it’s a chance for them to prepare for their performances with the marching band in the coming months.

“The ‘A’ Guard wants to use our morning practices we have to fix and perfect, as much as possible, our technique prior to the start of marching band,” she said.  By Michelle Lu