Winter Guard is done

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Registered: 11-01-2001
Winter Guard is done
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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 8:13am

As quickly as it all started, it has now ended.

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Registered: 01-05-2005
Wed, 02-08-2012 - 9:30am

I had never heard of Winter guard, so I you-tubed a few videos. it's really amazing. It reminds me a little of show choir (which my girls did in HS). The dancing is really amazing. Where do these kids start - dancing? gymnastics? Do all of them use props like flags and batons? Are they part of the marching band color guard in the fall (that's what the color guard does, right? I don't think we have one). Anyway, it was very cool. Will she/can she continue this in college?

Theresa

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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 10:04am

A few of the girls on my dd's squad, including dd, did dance at some point in time, most of them just love guard from marching season.

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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 11:20am

As you said, most Winter Guards begin because Color Guard caught the bug, and doesn't want the season to end!

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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 12:47pm
It's funny, I never heard much about color guard prior to this school year. I knew it existed but suddenly, it seems all the rage. It certainly is fun to watch and I'm all for any sort of art being included in school programs. Do they do this in the Spring too?
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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 7:56pm

Good luck with the fundraising. :) I remember those days fondly... mulch, anyone? (why did we have to pick fundraisers that required lifting enormous bags of mulch?!?!). It's neat that she's become so invested in it. It sounds like a great extracurricular.

Theresa

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Thu, 02-09-2012 - 11:22am

They are done until marching try outs in May.

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Thu, 02-09-2012 - 2:46pm
Has your dd heard of Winter Guard International, or Drum Corps International?
If your kids are interested, there may be some events in your area
http://www.wgi.org/events/regional-calendar.php
http://www.dci.org/
also, there is 1 independent Winter Guard in Illinois
http://www.allegianceyouth.org/Allegiance/Home.html
And 2 independent Drum & Bugle Corps with color guards. The Phantom Regiment is FAMOUS
http://www.regiment.org/
http://www.cavaliers.org/
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Registered: 11-01-2001
Thu, 02-09-2012 - 4:18pm

Oh yes, we know all about it.

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Tue, 04-10-2012 - 9:03am

I used to march in Winter guard when I was young(er).

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Registered: 10-16-1999
Tue, 04-10-2012 - 8:48pm
I used to know a number of guys who traveled with the Madison Scouts back in the 80s.... I LOVED drum corps. The Scouts weren't on the same plane as the Phantom Regiment or the Cavaliers, but exciting to watch none the less.

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