Football season is over. But things are just heating up for the Color Guard — the Winter Color Guard.
Some 25 guards from across the tri-state area will compete at Morristown High School this Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018.
The Winter Guard Competition will fill the gym from 4 pm to 9 pm. Admission is $8 for students and $10 for the general public.
“With the growth and success of our school’s program over the last few years we decided to host a show,” said David Gallagher, Morristown High’s marching band director.
The school’s Winter Guard had just eight members when it began in 2013/14 as an after-school club, led by Directors Meghan Hefferan and Felicia Cloughley and then-MHS chemistry teacher Katrina Wunderlich.
Now, the MHS program has nearly 40 members and two competing teams, Revolution and Rebellion. Between 5:30 and 6 pm, Revolution is scheduled to perform a Latin gypsy routine called Shadow Dance, and Rebellion will serve up a K-Pop show, Rebellin’ On The Block, Gallagher said.
Each guard gets seven minutes to complete its show, on custom floors, with set pieces and colorful costumes. Trophies go to the top three teams in each division.
“The color guards are broken up according to skill level, and whether they are scholastic or independently based,” Gallagher explained.
Judging is by the Mid Atlantic Indoor Network, which runs these contests. The winter guard season runs from November to April.