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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...

Despite consistent success, winter guard struggles to gain recognition from the student body

Despite consistent success, winter guard struggles to gain recognition from the student body

sports

December 13, 2013

Even though they are four-time State champions and two-time winter guard International Scholastic World Champions, Carmel winter guard often flies under the radar at this school. But outside of these walls, the team has enjoyed quite a bit of notoriety. Team sponsor Rosie Queen says via email, “T...

Winter guard wraps up season with first-place finish

 Members of the guard run through their show, which, according to Makenna Cook, guard member and sophomore, is darker than shows of years past. “Last year, we were happy angels, and this year we are fierce biker chicks,” Cook said.  WALKER / PHOTO

Beats

May 5, 2013

After winning the Winter Guard International Color Guard Championship on April 13 and performing their show in a school-wide convocation, members of the winter guard are already preparing for next year’s season. “It was such a fulfilling feeling to know that all of our hard work paid off,” sai...

Winter guard to head to Ohio for Winter Guard International Color Guard Championship

Beats

April 10, 2013

The winter guard will travel to Dayton, OH on April 10 to compete in the Winter Guard International (WGI) Color Guard Championship. According to sponsor Rosie Queen, the guard will compete in the preliminary competition on Thursday, the semifinal on Friday and the final on Saturday. For more informat...

Winter guard prepares for 2013 season

Beats

January 17, 2013

Members of winter guard kicked off the season with winter break practices from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. five days per week, according to Callie Daet, junior and member of guard. Winter guard is different from color guard in that it takes place indoors and features recorded music rather than music by the m...

WGI Championships to take place April 12 to 14

Beats

April 11, 2012

Winter guard members seek a victory in the World Guard International Championships to finish out the 2012 season. The competition will take place in Cincinnati from April 12 to 14. Junior Nicole Von Ah said she feels that the guard members are prepared. “We’ve really been working to improve our...

Winter guard members perfecting performance ahead of State Finals on March 17

Beats

March 15, 2012

On March 17, winter guard members will compete as the defending champions in the State Finals at Center Grove High School. Winter guard members continued a winning streak on March 10 at a World Guard International competition in Cincinnati, where they earned an score of 87, defeating A guards from...

Winter guard State Preliminaries March 3

Beats

March 1, 2012

Winter guard State preliminaries will occur at Mooresville High School on March 3. Guard members prepare during practices every Gold Day morning and afternoon rehearsals on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturday. "(During practice, we) learn choreography, clean choreography and do chunks and run-throughs...