FRCG Newsletter/Itinerary (updated 2/1/2019):
Winter Guard International Denver Regional Contest:
Color Guard Information:
What is Guard?
The members of the color guard are the visual storytellers of the marching band. It is their responsibility to make the audience see the music, convey the story and bring the production to full technicolor life. With the use of flags, rifles, dance and props the members of this section use their skills to create an entire world on the field that encompasses the band and invites the audience to come along on the journey.
Our instructors have a strong focus on creating an positive and inclusive scholastic program. They believe that a strong foundation will lead to success and the opportunity to continue to do color guard beyond high school. They have a vision to grow a nationally recognized team and to compete at the WGI level with a winter program.
The fall season will concentrate on expanding the team’s training to include a
multitude of flag basics including learning new exercises and tosses. There will be an influx of dance training to add a higher level of skill to their fall program. There is also a plan to include rifles on the field for this season’s show and the training for this piece of equipment is available for those students interested in learning.
Is there any experience required?
Color guard, while intense, does not require any previous experience in dance, gymnastics, baton or guard. Our instructors will teach all new members what they need to know and how to be successful. While the learning curve for this activity is steep and sometimes overwhelming most members find themselves in love with the sport before the end of band camp.
Is Band Experience Required?
No previous participation in Band is required to participate in the color guard. In fact, we encourage students who have not been in Band, but love to perform, to consider the color guard as a way to get involved in one of the most active and successful programs at Fossil Ridge High School.
Is Color Guard a Class?
Color guard itself is not a class, but all students DO receive 5 elective credits for participating in the “Marching Band” class (which is scheduled outside of the regular school day.) During the fall, the guard rehearses with the FRHS Marching Band and performs with the Band at all events, including football games, competitions, parades, and other performances for the school and community.
The color guard will also schedule separate “sectional” rehearsals to learn, clean and perfect their field show responsibilities.
Spring Training Information:
We love to meet new members and get them plugged into our program as soon as possible! Spring Training events will be posted soon. This will be an incredible season to join the guard so please consider becoming part of our family! We have a great time, make loads of new friends and travel and compete across Colorado. There will be sectionals available all summer long to ensure that we have a strong guard once competition season begins. Come be a part of something amazing!
2019 Spring Training Dates are as follows:
- Middle School Performances (Kinard/Preston)
- April 3, 4, 5 - times TBD