CoEd Varsity Color Guard
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The Color Guard is a section of the Marching Band that uses flags, rifles, and sabres along with dance to visualize the music played by the band. In marching band competitions, the guard is an essential component of the band and their performance is influential in the overall score. During the Fall Season the Color Guard will perform with the band at half time during home football games and travel with the band to competitions on Saturdays.
For additional information regarding the Marching Generals, please click here: https://wl.apsva.us/welcome-to-w-l-band/the-washington-liberty-marching-generals/
Similar to Color Guard, Winter Guard uses the same fundamental skills in flag, rifle, sabre, and dance. However, Winter Guard is an indoor sport in which the guard performs to pre-recorded music during competitions. It begins after the Fall season in November and ends at State Championships in March. Practices are typically three evenings a week and Saturdays consist of competitions or mid-season camps.
Color Guard and Winter Guard are open to ALL STUDENTS at Washington Liberty High School! Your staff will teach you everything you need to know, so NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY. The Color Guard will have camps and clinics to help teach new students. Additionally, the Color Guard participates in the Marching Generals Band Camp in August to learn the fall show.
While some guard members are part of the regular band program, enrollment in the music/band program is not required for participation in the Color Guard or Winter Guard.
For additional information regarding upcoming camps and clins, please visit the Camps and Clincs tab.
See what our members and staff have to say:
"Guard is an amazing creative outlet where I get to preform with a team and learn new things. I love learning new tricks on different pieces of equipment and getting to see myself improve each season, but I think the thing I love most is our team spirit and team connection."
-Zarah King Class of '20
"Guard helped me build my self-confidence through new performance skills. I also learned how important every team member is regardless of their experience. Everyone is out on the field at the same time and responsible for making a show successful, so it doesn't matter if you're the newest member or senior soloist- your teammates will be counting on you."
-Noelle Smith (Assistant Director)
"I love color guard because every performance is a unique opportunity for expression in the moment, but the bonds and lessons learned last a lifetime."
-Charlotte Poethke (Instructor)