What is Color Guard? Color Guard is a unique performance activity that is the visual part of the Klein Collins Marching Band program.
Color Guard members spin flags, rifles and sabre and incorporate dancing and performance into the marching band competition show. Color Guards can be found in most American colleges, universities, high schools, middle schools, and independent drum corps. Members of Color Guard teams march with their fellow marching band members. The guard uses choreography and equipment for added visual appeal during a marching band show. The Color Guard has some great opportunities which include: earning your PE credits for graduation and earning a letter jacket.
In the Fall School Semester, the Color Guard performs with the Marching Band:
- At all regular season football games
- Marching Band Contests
In the Spring School Semester, the Color Guard performs independently for a competitive season. The “Winter Guard” performs to taped music inside of a gymnasium and will be competing against other local high school Color Guards.
The Klein Collins Winter Guard performs in two different circuits during the spring season. The local circuit is the Texas Color Guard Circuit (TCGC website) which is based in the Houston and Austin areas. It holds local competitions that culminate with the TCGC State Championships in Early-April. The national circuit is Winterguard International (WGI website). WGI holds regional competitions throughout the country that culminate with a World Championship Competition in Ohio each spring. The Winter Guard team competes in both TCGC and WGI events.
Color Guard/Winter Guard is a unique activity and the Klein Collins High School Guards have shown a tremendous amount of growth and success over the recent seasons.
In 2013 the Klein Collins Winter Guard won multiple state and national competitions.
- 1st Place @ TCGC Dawson Show
- 2nd Place @ TCGC Pearland Show
- 1st Place @ WGI Houston Regional Scholastic A Champion
- 1st Place @ TCGC Clear Falls Show
- 1st Place – State Champions in the Scholastic National A Division @ TCGC State Championships