Color Guard 2020-2021

Spin with us!

Recruitment Compilation
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What is Color Guard?

Color guard is a combination of dance and spinning equipment. We spin flags, rifles, and sabres!

  • In the Fall semester, we perform with the marching band in the halftime show during football games and at contests.
  • In the Spring semester, we compete inside of a gym to recorded music (without the band). This is called "winter guard."
  • In high school you will earn a PE credit for one semester, and a fine arts credit for the other!
  • You will be eligible to receive a letterman jacket after competing for four semesters.
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Important Information

  • Physicals: If you're going to be a freshman or a junior next school year, you will need to complete a physical before June 1st.
  • Dues: Each member will need to pay their band fees (approximately $165 for incoming freshmen). You can make small payments for this up THROUGH September.
  • Mandatory Guard Camp: If you make the team, be prepared to attend a mandatory camp (DATES TBD). You will learn ALL of the choreography for the 2020 Fall Show. If you cannot attend, prepare to be an alternate.
  • Next Year's Show: Our show next year is called Allegiance. It is a tribute to the U.S.A. and we will have custom uniforms and brand new flags!

Try-Out Process

Due to schools being closed and social distancing, we will have a three-step try-out process.

  • Step 1: Complete the interest survey found on this page (scroll down to see it)
  • Step 2: You will be sent a form to share with one teacher for a recommendation (due by Wednesday, May 13th)
  • Step 3: You will be invited to a parent informational Zoom meeting on Thursday, May 14th at 6:30pm.

That's it! Complete all three steps and you're in! We can't wait to start!

Want to join the team? Complete the NCHS Color Guard Interest Form below!

See the design for our custom costumes for the 2020 Fall Show, Allegiance, below!

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About the Director

Mrs. Brandy Patterson

English 3 Teacher & Color Guard Instructor

Mrs. Patterson played clarinet for eight years and was in color guard for three. She earned a band scholarship to the University of Arkansas at Monticello where she played her instrument and performed with the color guard. She has nine years as a color guard instructor under her belt with her biggest achievement in 2016, earning 2nd in the state winter guard competition. Mrs. Patterson has two dogs and a husband. She enjoys exercise in her free time.

2020 Winter Guard Show - Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

2020 Winter Guard Championships

Pictures and Videos Below!

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2016 2nd in State Winter Guard Performance - Every Season

2016 Championships New Caney HS

NCHS Flag Warm-Up

NCHS Guard Warm Up (made with Videoshop)

E-Mail Mrs. Patterson if you have any questions!