“The color guard activity exists to foster positive experiences for all who participate, by promoting education, creativity, and freedom of expression through the unification of pageantry and the performing arts.” - Winter Guard International
Color Guard is competitive dance theater using props along with dance as a visual expression of music performed by a marching band or independently to pre-recorded music. Color Guard is both an athletic competition and a form of art that mixes modern dance and ballet choreography while using props that traditionally include rifles, flags and sabres.
The Vista Murrieta Color Guard, directed by Sergio Marquez-Johnson, competes with the Marching Band from August through November, using choreography and equipment to enhance the visual effect of the Marching Band show. The Color Guard is judged both as part of the overall visual appeal of the show as well as in its own category. In 2010, 2011, and 2012 the Color Guard was responsible for contributing to the Golden Alliance Marching Band winning 3 consecutive "Marching Band Open Series" (MBOS) Championships.
From January through April, the Color Guard competes in "Winter Guard", an indoor Color Guard activity performed indoors to pre-recorded music, usually in a gym or indoor arena. The Winter Guard unit performs using dance, acrobatics, and props including flags, rifles, and sabres.
During the Winter Guard season, Vista Murrieta High School has two guard units; the Junior Varsity (JV) and Varsity teams. The JV Winter Guard is a beginning to intermediate level team while the Varisty Guard participates at a higher level of competition. Each Color Guard member's performance during marching season is evaluated by Ms. Ellis and the color guard staff to determine placement in the winter guard program.
Congratulations to the 2017-2018
Vista Murrieta High School Sapphires Color Guard
Grace Dona Hensley
Janais Reese Broussard
Maria Jose Sanchez-Marin*
Shelby Marie Goodrich
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Please remember that weapon lines are subject to change at any time throughout the summer training process. You still have an opportunity to be on a line as these are not set in stone. Ask yourself how you auditioned?
Work on technical issues and keep pushing!
Please remember to e-mail Sergio
at firstname.lastname@example.org to accept or deny your spot.
First New Member Rehearsal is on Monday, May 8, 2017 from 6-9pm in the Vista
Murrieta High School Band Room. See you then!
The Vista Murrieta Winter Guard competes in the Winter Guard Association of Southern California (WGASC) and at Winter Guard International (WGI) Regional Championships. During the Winter Guard season, both teams will compete in a number of WGASC competitions as well as the Varsity team will compete at local WGI Regional events. The season culminates at the annual WGASC Championships held in mid-April.
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