Color Guard / Winter Guard
*NEW* 2021 Try-out Clinics
Try-outs for the 2021-2022 Color Guard are coming up soon – please see below for dates/times. If you are currently a middle school student, you should only attend the clinic days at YOUR campus – you will not travel to the high school until we start rehearsals with the full color guard. Please plan to attend all try-out days at your campus, and wear comfortable clothing to move in! If there is a conflict with any of the dates, please let Mr. Pilley know prior to the clinic.
TCHS students: April 19, 20, & 22 (Mon, Tues, Thurs) – 4:30-6:00pm @ The Colony HS
Griffin students: April 26 & 28 (Mon, Wed) – 5:00-6:30pm @ Griffin MS
Lakeview students: April 27 & 29 (Tues, Thurs) – 5:00-6:30pm @ Lakeview MS
What is Color Guard?
Color Guard is a performance activity that involves dancing and spinning flags, rifles, and sabres. During the fall season, color guard performs with the marching band at football games, pep rallies, and local/national competitions. During the winter/spring seasons, color guard performs as the “Winter Guard” separate from the band at competitions both local and nationally.
The Colony HS Winter Guard Accomplishments
2019 North Texas Color Guard Association – Silver medalist
2019 Winter Guard International – 3 time Regional finalist
2020 Winter Guard International - 2 time Regional finalist
How do I join?
Try-outs for our programs are advertised on our social media and the school announcements, so please follow our Instagram account Thecolonyhsguard to stay up to date on everything we’re doing!
Color Guard try-outs typically occur late-spring (April/May) and are open to any student who will be a TCHS student the following year.
Winter Guard try-outs typically occur after the fall band season has concluded (late-October/November) and are open to any TCHS students.
Spin Club is a new offering in 2021 for students who are not currently in color guard or winter guard but are interested! Spin Club meets once a week on Thursdays from 4:30-5:30pm and is a great opportunity to learn some dance and flag skills and get to know current color guard members. Spin Club is totally free and you are welcome to come and go as you’d like!
What if I don't have any experience?
No problem, we will teach you everything you need to know to be successful! Most color guard members show up to the audition completely new, and we have a great staff that can teach anyone how to do it. Your attitude, work ethic, and willingness to try things are the most important skills you can bring.
Why should I join?
Color guard is a lot of fun, and the TCHS guard is nationally recognized and has won numerous awards from both regional and local events! You get to travel a lot, make new friends, and learn new skills performing, dancing, and spinning equipment.
*Color guard also takes care of both your fine arts and PE credit requirement if you enroll in the class!!*