SVHS Color Guard & Winter Guard

2017-2018 SV COLOR GUARD
(Photo courtesy of Sam Roberts Photography)

GUARD NEWS....

May 31, 2017

Color Guard Members, when it states Ranger Band Rehearsal or Band Camp on the CALENDAR that includes the Smithson Valley Color Guard, unless instrument/section specific or Mr. Woodfield instructs you otherwise.

If the new or veteran SVCG members have questions, they are to get in contact with their officer first!!! Your officer will find out the answer and get back in contact with you.

Congratulations to the following SVCG Students for being chosen to be the 2017-2018 OFFICERS!

MEGAN BARKER CARLIE GOTHARD TRINITY PROFFITT


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Class Name: Colorguard '17-'18  |  Code: @97d4a4

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April 2, 2016

Congratulations SVHS Winter Guard on becoming TECA's 2016 Scholastic Regional A Red CHAMPIONS! It was an amazing performance. Thanks for all your dedication and hard work this year.

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The History of Color Guard

The sport of the arts has evolved from a primarily military activity, a creative performance. In the early days during the Civil War, the soldiers would want to have a band to accompany them on the battle field. The band also request for a person to carry the "colors" meaning the American Flag. Thus, the first color guard member was born. In military color guard, the person responsible for carrying the flag presented the flag at different angles, like right and left shoulder, and front and back present.

As the years progressed color guard became more correlated with marching bands. The color guard usually preceded the marching band in local parades and in high school halftime shows. It evolved into the sport that we know today because of a woman named Peggy Twiggs. Peggy is the inventor of the "peggy spin" it took flag spinning to a whole new level. Before the "peggy spin" guard members would usually just show the flag at different angels, just like the military.

Peggy began twirling the flag when she was bored one day at practice and that one day revolutionized the way color guard is today. Color guard heightened its popularity in the 1970's and 1980's when they accompanied the drum and bugle core. Presently color guard is performed all around the world and is increasingly growing in population.

What is Winter Guard

If you are thinking of joining the SVHS Color Guard Team, please read the following: How to Survive Your First Year in Color Guard