Color Guard

Please make sure you and your parent read through all of this information carefully!

Summer Sectional Schedule:
June 7th, 21st and 28th: 4:00pm-8:00pm
July 5th and 12th: 4:00-8:00pm

* These rehearsals are mandatory if you are in town.
If you have any summer plans that conflict with these times please make sure to contact the instructor in advance.

Summer Camp Schedule:
July 14th-16th: 9:00am-6:00pm Guard Camp
July 20th and 21st: 8:00am-6:00pm Band Camp
July 22nd–26th: 8:00am-9:00pm Band Camp
July 28th and 29th: 8:00am-6:00pm Band Camp

Please communicate ahead of time of any conflicts. If you miss any of the summer rehearsals without any form of communication you will run the risk of being asked to leave or being replaced by an alternate.

Things you need to know to be successful this season!

1. Have full faith in yourself and your capabilities. Everyone will be learning new things and facing new challenges. Do not doubt yourself for one moment. -People are going to learn at different rates; try your best not to compare yourself to others. Even if you are picking up on something quickly or know the task that is being asked of you, allow yourself to take it to the next step. (Consistency, performance, technique)

2. Stay positive and offer and accept help! Everyone is going to have some form of critique offered to him or her. Please understand that this is how we all grow. If you are experienced at a task, please offer assistance when the instructor has asked for you to do so. We are going to get better by helping each other.

3. Practice! If you are struggling with a task, don’t be upset. Keep working on it. Growth and improvement speak volumes over those who are naturally gifted, but don’t push themselves to the next level! Remember the difference between practice and rehearsal! (Practice happens at home!)

4. Attend all rehearsals. We can be flexible with summer plans with prior communication however once school starts back, you will be expected to attend all rehearsals. We are limited with our rehearsal hours and it hinders rehearsal when people are absent. You must let Michelle know if you are going to be absent. If you are absent without communication you run the risk of being taken out of parts of the show.
If you miss rehearsal during competition season the Staff has the right to remove you from part of or all of the show for that competition.

5. Take care of yourself physically. Drink plenty of water throughout the whole season. Stretch before and after rehearsal. Should a student acquire an injury or illness with in the season we will do our best to accommodate them within the show. If it is a long-term injury we may have to pull them out of certain parts of the show. We will do our best to work around these types of situations but there is the risk that you may not end up in the entire show.

6. Be on time for all rehearsals. (One rule of thumb: If you are early, you are on time; if you are on time, you are late)

7. Listen. When any person of authority is talking, all other talking should cease. When on the field, we do not talk unless otherwise instructed to help someone around you or an instructor is talking to you.

8. Have respect for yourselves and those around you. Hold yourself to a high and professional standard. Support your peers as this is a team activity!

9. All equipment must be handled with care and respect. It is important to take care of show flags and weapons (properly taped, etc). Your equipment is a reflection of the Green Hope Color Guard! Messy equipment makes messy color guard!

Items needed for rehearsal: (all season long)

White/Light colored shirt
Appropriate length shorts. (If you have to question them, put some biker shorts on underneath)
Hat and/or Sunglasses
Rain Jacket

This list may become more detailed as the season goes on, especially when we get into band camp!!

Click here to download the color guard handbook

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