Winter Guard is both sport and art that brings a visual aspect to music through dance and equipment (flag, rifle, and sabre). In winter guard you will learn new skills, make new friends, build confidence, work hard, and have fun!
How is Winter guard different than fall color guard?
Winter Guard will be a new program for district u-46 students this year.
Unlike fall color guard Winter guard does not involve the band and takes place entirely indoors. This activity demands physical involvement in evening guard rehearsals, winter intensive camp, some Saturday morning rehearsals, and four color guard competitions. This program runs from November-April. This is a competitive program culminating in Midwest Colorguard circuit championships the first weekend of April
Who should join U-46 All District Winterguard?
U-46 All district winter guard auditions will be open to any student attending a u-46 district high school for 2022-2023
U-46 All district winter guard auditions are open to students of all genders and no experience is required. You do not have to have participated in fall colorguard/marching band to join winter guard!
Winter guard is a great activity for anyone, but here are some examples of a good candidate for winter guard:
- Dancers - Choir students - Band students who want to keep playing their instrument in fall marching band but have always wanted to try color guard - Orchestra students or any student that plays a 'non-marching' instrument (piano, violin, etc) - Theatre students - Students interested in music - Anyone who wants to try something new, work hard, and make friends!
How do I audition?
, Come to our informational meeting November 15th at 5pm to learn more about winter guard, audition info, and practice schedule- and to hear the announcement of the 2022-2023 show theme!
Auditions will be held at Abbott Middle School Tuesday November 29th and Thursday December 1st. Basic flag technique as well as audition choreography will be taught on November 29th so prospective members must attend both audition dates
Weekly practices will be held at Abbott Middle School on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-8pm. All practices are required. Full schedule to be announced.