Varsity Color Guard Enters Competition Season


Varsity color guard is spinning their way into competition season.

The varsity color guard team is continuing to choreograph and compete during their spring season. The team has been working with marching band during zero period to prepare for the half-time show and has been competing in virtual guard competitions for their competition season.

“I am really proud of our coaches and the team for being able to maintain their motivation despite the changes this year,” senior and captain Jasmine Magno said. “Especially for our freshmen, jumping into a really unique sport and being able to stay motivated is hard, but I am really proud of the team and of everyone’s improvement these past few months.”

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the varsity color guard competitions have been functioning in an online format. Instead of competing their varsity show in person, this year, the team has been submitting videos of their performance to competitions for judging. The team won first place at their first competition of the season on March 13.

“Given the circumstances we have faced this year, our team is performing really well,” junior and color guard member Leah Maltezos said. “So far, we have done really well given what we have had to work with. Having to learn the drill separately in two cohorts has been difficult, but we are making it work.”

The varsity color guard’s annual spring showcase has not been approved yet due to current COVID-19 restrictions. Until then, the team is continuing to meet in separate cohorts and is performing for competitions and the half-time show with marching band.

“I really hope we are able to have our annual spring showcase,” Magno said. “As a senior and a captain, I would like to end my last year in guard with the showcase. But considering how we have started both of our seasons, we might not have the time.”