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 (Varsity)
Feb. 8 - TCGC Georgetown (Cadet, JV)
Feb. 22 - TCGC Lehman (Cadet, JV, Varsity)
Feb. 29 - March 1 - WGI Austin Regional (Varsity)
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
Please consider a donation to the Varsity team's fundraising efforts for attending the WGI World Championships. The winter guard program is self-funded through student fees and fundraising efforts. Your donation will go towards the cost of entry fees, music licensing, transportation, equipment, uniforms, props and lodging. Please help the Westwood Varsity Winter Guard reach their goal of $4,000 as they represent Westwood at WGI World Championships on April 1-4 in Dayton. Donate today!