Flying high

Varsity Color Guard places first, JV takes fourth


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The Varsity Winter Color Guard performs their show “My Body”. They won first place for their show.

by Kyle Gehman, Assistant Editor

The Winter Guard performed at the Texas Color Guard Circuit last Saturday at Hendrickson High School. Varsity placed first in their division and JV placed fourth.

“We really put a lot of time and effort and seeing it come out on the floor just made me want to cry,” junior Karina Martinez said. “I was really proud that we made the crowd feel the anger that we felt in our performance and we showed the crowd how good performers are.”

At the competition the Varsity Guard performed their routine “My Body” and JV performed “Matisse in Motion.”

“We all worked super hard to perform well and adapt to each other while we were performing,” junior captain Skylar Schull said. “We need to get better at spinning together and making it more emotional.”

The color guard was also just honored as the first color guard from the state of Texas to be selected as the 2016 Texas Band Masters Association featured Color Guard.

“We’ve gone through countless practices ending breathing heavy, sweating, and aching from working hard,” senior captain Rachel Ellis said. “I just know that’s going to be the rest of the season, working hard and doing our best.”

Winter Guard’s next event will be on Saturday, February 20th at Cedar Park High School for the Texas Color Guard Circuit.

We all worked super hard to perform well.”

— Skylar Schull