Winter Guard Auditions


Credit: Grace Connolly

Ava Price

Winter guard auditions took place on December 4th from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and December 5th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Two optional clinics already took place on November 19th and November 26th from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the band room located at H124. Last year, 17 people made the winter guard team, both boys and girls.

Winter guard is a super fun opportunity for students. It is similar to colorguard in many ways except that they do not perform with the band, instead, they have a song that they build choreography to. “Members spin flag and rifle and dance,” said Grace Connolly (12). Last year 17 people made the team from auditions. It was also the first year they competed and where they even made it to state! The auditions took place after school and those who auditioned went over basics for dance and flag then were given choreography for the auditions. The choreography was for both dance and flag and students were put into small groups to perform. This will help to determine whether they will be placed on a dance line, flag line, or rifle line. Which leads to a separate audition. “My favorite thing about winter guard is learning new flag and weapon work and improving my skills at competitions!” said Mallory Frazier (10). 

Winter guard is a great opportunity for students to express themselves. “Sometimes all the guards would go down to the floor and dance together before awards, “ said Annika Kim (10). The program is really supportive toward their members and even though the students compete against other teams they are still able to come together and have fun. So be sure to support your Hamilton Winter Guard this winter!