Winter Guard


2022/2023 Winter Guard Audition Clinics: October 31, November 1, 2, 3; 4:00 pm - 7 pm Heritage Band Room

2022/2023 Winter Guard Auditions: November 4; 4:00 pm - 7 pm Heritage Band Room

Parent meeting November 3, 6:30 pm Heritage Band Room

Please wear gym clothes and gym shoes

Modern "color guard" has evolved over the years into a sport that's a form of dance theater. Modern color guard is a combination of the use of flags, sabers, mock rifles, other equipment, as well as dance and other interpretive movements. These methods help express a dynamic passage and visual representation of music. Color guards can be found in, high schools, middle schools, some universities, and also some independent organizations some of which are related to drum corps.

Today the guard is used for added visual appeal during a marching band show. Typically marching bands perform during football games at halftime, and parades. When football season is over most band programs look to their concert season and color guard members move into their indoor season during the winter months. This is where the name "Winter Guard" comes from.

Many color guards compete during the winter months in circuits such as Winter Guard International (WGI) and/or a local circuit. Heritage is proud to be a member of WGI and East Tennessee Performing Arts Association (ETPAA).

2023 Competition Schedule

January 21 - ETPAA Clinic, Seymour

January 28 - ETPAA Qualifier, Lakeway

February 11 - WGI Knoxville, Hardin Valley Academy

February 18 - ETPAA, West

February 25 - ETPAA, Claiborne

March 4 - ETPAA, Carter

March 25 - ETPAA, Heritage

April 1 - ETPAA Championships, Karns

April 13 - 15 - WGI Color Guard World Championships, Dayton, OH (Varsity only event)

2022 Winter Season Sponsors

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