The Westwood color guard, under the direction of Chris Josey, provides additional visual aspects to the marching band performance. The color guard performs alongside the marching band at football games and competes in winter guard contests during the late winter and early spring. The color guard interprets the music that the marching band is playing via the synchronized spinning of flags, sabers, rifles, and through dance. The color guard uses different colors and styles of flags as well as costuming to enhance the visual effect of the marching band as a whole. The color guard may also use backdrops and scenery to provide color to enhance and expand the concept of the show. Although not a requirement, many color guard members also play an instrument in the Westwood Warrior Band and have a background in dance.
The JV and Varsity Westwood Winter Guard teams performed beautifully at the Westwood-hosted Texas Color Guard Circuit (TCGC) on Saturday, Jan. 25. Both teams placed 4th in their respective divisions at their first competition of the season (see full results). The remaining performance schedule for the Cadets, JV and Varsity teams includes:
Feb. 1 - WGI San Antonio Regional (RESULTS: Varsity - 1st Place Scholastic A Division)
Feb. 8 - TCGC Georgetown (RESULTS: Cadet - 3rd Place, JV - 3rd Place Scholastic JV Division)
Feb. 22 - TCGC Lehman (RESULTS: Cadet - 4th Place, JV - 2nd Place JV, Varsity - 2rd Place Scholastic National A)
Feb. 29 - March 1 - WGI Austin Regional (RESULTS: Varsity - 4th Place)
The remainder of the season was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Mar. 7 - TCGC Cedar Ridge (Cadet, JV)
Mar. 14 - TCGC Vista Ridge (Varsity)
Mar. 28 - TCGC State Championships, Texas A&M Reed Arena (Varsity)
Apr. 1-4 - WGI World Championships, Dayton, OH