Color guard is an activity that accompanies a marching band
by providing visuals and color to the performance with flags, props and weapons
among other things. Membership in the color guard is open to both boys and
girls, and no prior music or band experience is required, although skills in
dance and gymnastics are helpful and students must be in excellent physical condition. Sometimes, band members will be in the color
guard during the marching season, then play their instruments during the spring
concert season. Membership in the BHS Color Guard is by audition only.
Marching band season not enough for you? The BHS Winter
Guard team performs and competes their indoor routine throughout the winter
months, choreographed to recorded music. It’s much more than a dance team. It
involves props, flags, rifles, costumes and precision formations.
While you are not required to be a member of the marching
band color guard in order to join winter guard, an audition process is held and participation in the BHS marching band in some capacity is required.
Sometimes, students who play instruments in the marching band will join Winter
Guard. They find it exciting and challenging, and enjoy the "visual
performance" aspect of the routines.
Want To Learn More?
Please contact this year’s Band Booster chairs for Color
Guard or Winter Guard for more information. Or feel free to talk with any of
the student members who work hard to add color to the musical performances.
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