Color Guard / Winter Guard
In general, color guard is an activity/sport that involves the manipulation (spins, tosses, flips, etc.) of equipment (rifles, flags, sabers), and incorporates music and dance in their performances.
The NCHS Spirits Color Guard Team is comprised of the fall guard (as part of the Marching Redhawks) and the winter guard.
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Fall Color Guard: The Spirits’ Fall Color Guard are members of the Marching Redhawks and play an important part in the marching band show. Color guard members are required to attend band camp in early August, rehearse with the marching band, attend all home football games, marching band competitions on Saturdays throughout the fall, and march in the Naperville Labor Day and Memorial Day parades as members of the Marching Redhawks.
Winter Guard: The Spirits Winter Guard competes in the MidWest Color Guard Circuit and at select WGI competitions. They practice two to three days per week after school, and travel to weekend competitions January through April. Members are required to attend all practices and competitions.
Auditioning for Color Guard: No previous guard or dance experience is required to try out. In the spring of each year, clinics are held prior to tryouts to teach technique and a routine to perform at the tryout. Incoming freshmen, sophomores and juniors can try out in the spring for the fall color guard. Dates for clinics, meetings and tryouts are posted on the Main Calendar.
It is highly recommended that you try out for the color guard if you intend to try out for winter guard.
Auditioning for Winter Guard: Auditions are held in the late fall of each year and are open to current students at NCHS.
Direct questions regarding the Spirits to Lynne Nolan, Dean of Student Activities, NCHS.