Winterguard sets high standards at State Championship


Alejandro Norato

During a full run of the show, senior Joci Guerra perfects the rifle choreography. This is Guerra’s fourth and final year on the team, spending her last three as a captain.

by Shilo Criswell, Staff Writer

In the coliseum at College Station, the Varsity Winterguard was awarded fourth place with 84.14 points at the TCGC State Championship on April 11th. This was the team’s first season in the Scholastic National A division.

Although it was their first time being scored in that division, the guard had performed at the venue for the past four years already. After the performance, all of the teams waited on the floor for announcements of their placements.

“I remember smiling really big when the announcer got to our division,” senior Joci Guerra said. “I was thinking that we could beat the people on either sides of us and make it to the top three.”

With medaling the past three years in a lower division, the color guard could only expect another high ranking.

“I was thinking about how Mr. Callaway said we were amazing,” junior Rachel Ellis said. “He also said that it didn’t matter the placement because he was proud of what we have done.”

Understanding their advancement in divisions, scoring as high as they did was a real accomplishment.

“Placing as high as we did makes us really want to push ourselves to be even better for next year,” junior Sahara Harper said. “We really went above and beyond our expectations as a team this year and we can only hope for an even better season this next year.”

There will be an informational meeting in the Band Hall on May 6 from 6:30 to 7:30 for any interested students to discuss and ask any questions about guard program.