The California Color Guard Circuit

CCGC Mourns the Passing of Shirlee Whitcomb

It is with great sadness that the CCGC announces the passing of Shirlee Whitcomb. She was the single most influential, important and iconic figure in the world of pageantry on the West Coast, as well as being honored, respected and treasured through-out the world.  

She was one of the early leaders and board member for the California Color Guard Circuit. She served as judges’ coordinator, having mentored and trained many of our current judges. She provided many clinics and training sessions which help the circuit grow and flourish. Her joy, insight, mentorship, and knowledge touched generations of performers.

She was one of the founders of Winterguard International and served as their Director of Education and Director of Color Guard Development. Because of her efforts and contributions to the color guard activity, she was inducted into inaugural class of the WGI Hall of Fame in 1992.

Shirlee was a founding member of the Western Band Association. She worked tirelessly with the Central Valley Guard and Percussion Circuit and the San Joaquin Color Guard and Percussion Review.

Shirlee dedicated her life to mentoring hundreds of directors, instructors and judges. We are so very grateful for her love, guidance, passion and support she has so generously given to color guard, drum corps and marching band.

Official Sponsor of the California Color Guard Circuit

The California Color Guard Circuit was established in 1964 with the objective "to promote color guard contests, thereby perpetuating pageantry and effectiveness of the member units".

2017 will mark the 54th season of competition for the Circuit. The C.C.G.C. has grown from the six charter units; Sacramento Capitolaires, Stockton Police Cadets, Raleys Raiders, Richmond Hawks, Praetorians and the Rhythmettes, to a circuit of 50 Color Guard units competing in 9 different classifications and 25 percussion units in 8 different classifications.

The C.C.G.C. has been the circuit of 29 World Champions, 50 WGI medalists and 120 WGI finalists. The California Color Guard Circuit is truly, The Circuit of Champions.

  2017 Color Guard Evaluation Results

   2017 Color Guard Membership forms  (complete all pages)

   2017 Percussion Membership forms  (complete all pages

   2017 Non Member Application  (use for both Guard & Percussion)

   Check links below for M.S. Word versions - click the down arrow on the right to download                                        

Lee Carpenter,
Sep 15, 2016, 12:42 PM
Lee Carpenter,
Sep 15, 2016, 12:42 PM
Lee Carpenter,
Nov 11, 2016, 8:44 AM