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Color guard changes director, prepares for marching band season

Members of the color guard pose for a group photo following the end of their winter season. According to Mackenzie Woock, guard member and sophomore, the guard has started focusing on the upcoming season, which consists of extensive practices with the marching band before and during summer break. (Submitted photo by Rosie Queen)

Michelle Lu

May 15, 2019

The color guard is set to prepare for the upcoming marching band season after a change in directors. According to former guard director Rosie Queen, practice with the marching band will start near the end of May, with the new director operating all performances. Queen’s departure, a personal decision,...

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

March 26, 2019

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 hop...

Winter Guard to compete in various competitions during March

A guard member laughs as she catches her rifle while performing at the Bands of America (BOA) Grand National Championships. As the guard continues into its season, regional and state competitions are fast approaching. Guard director Rosie Queen said she anticipates a great season for the team.

Michelle Lu 

March 5, 2019

Over the next few weeks, the Winter Guard is set to perform at various high schools across Indiana as they advance towards the Winter Guard International (WGI) State Finals at Center Grove High School on March 16. According to guard director Rosie Queen, the three teams will perform at IHSCGA State Pr...

Winter Guard to perform in Indy Regional Competition

A color guard member stands atop a prop during one of their final shows of the season. The winter guard will perform in their second major competition at the Indy Regional this weekend, Feb. 16-17. Krissy Sass, guard member and sophomore, said she has high hopes for the competition.

Michelle Lu

February 12, 2019

Over the past few weeks, the winter guard has been working hard to refine their performance for the World Guard International (WGI) Indy Regional Competition, which will take place on Feb. 16 and 17. According to guard director Rosie Queen, the team had been coping with the explosion that had taken pl...

Winter guard to reveal first performance on Feb. 1

A guard member laughs as she catches her rifle while performing at the Bands of America (BOA) Grand National Championships. As the color guard transitions into its winter season, its first performance for the public will take place Feb. 1 in the varsity gymnasium. Guard director Rosie Queen says the guard has been rehearsing since winter break.

Michelle Lu

January 20, 2019

After an intense season of performing with the marching band, the winter guard finishes its transition and prepares for its first public performance at the beginning of February. According to guard director Rosie Queen, the season will be more personal for the team. “We are no longer a member of a 300-member...

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

December 3, 2018

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 s...

Color guard trains for ISSMA, Grand Nationals competitions in November

A guard member guides her flag during the BOA Super Regional at Lucas Oil Stadium on Oct. 21. Guard director Rosie Queen said the team will compete at the stadium six times over the duration of the season.

By Michelle Lu

October 23, 2018

Color guard will accompany the marching band in their performance at the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Semi-State contest on Oct. 27. According to color guard director Rosie Queen, the team is well-prepared for the competition. “The guard is doing great so far this season…w...

Color Guard to perform at Carmel Bands Community Night on Oct. 5

Guard members compete against other Indiana schools on the evening of Sept. 22. Guard member and sophomore Emma Clifford said that these are small contests where they travel to other schools in the state in preparation for larger-scale competitions.

Michelle Lu

October 2, 2018

Color Guard will perform alongside the marching band at the Carmel Bands Community Night at the stadium parking lot on Oct. 5. According to color guard director Rosie Queen, Community Night is one of the most eventful days of the year for the team. “Hundreds of people from our community come to support [us]. W...

Flags in Florida: World Guard to attend Southeast Power Regional in Orlando, Fla.

Flags in Florida: World Guard to attend Southeast  Power Regional in Orlando, Fla.

Kalea Miao, Section Editor

March 17, 2017

Earning seven consecutive Indiana High School Color Guard Association (IHSCGA) State Championships and four Winter Guard International (WGI) World Championships since its founding in 2003, the CHS World Guard ranks among the best in the nation. The group is currently preparing for the WGI Southeast Pow...

Waving a New Men-tality: Color guard allows male students to join for the first time

Waving a New Men-tality:  Color guard allows male students to join for the first time

entertainment

September 16, 2015

On the CHS color  guard page on the Carmel Bands website, there is a paragraph describing how color guard teaches teenage girls life skills such as time management and work ethic. It also mentions how hard the girls in color guard work. However, this year, for the first time in CHS history, the color gua...

World Guard to compete in Winter Guard International World Championships April 16-18

 Color Guard members stand in position during their morning practice. They will be performing in the WGI World Championships in mid-April.

Beats

April 14, 2015

While Color Guard's "'A' Guard" season is over, the World Guard has one final competition to complete their season. They will be compete in Dayton, Ohio from April 16 to 18 at the Winter Guard International (WGI) World Championships. “(WGI is) definitely the best part of the season,” Will...

Guard looks to beginning of the fall season

Makenna Cook, guard member and junior, rehearses along with the other members of guard. Colleen Duffy, guard member and junior, said the guard's preparation for the winter season will consist of “practice, practice, practice.” MAKENNA COOK / SUBMITTED PHOTO

Beats

May 29, 2014

After placing second at the Winter Guard International (WGI) World Championship competition and performing in the school-wide performing arts competition, Lucy Cottrell, guard member and junior, said the guard has concluded its season. “This season has been a very fun season, and I’m really...