Guard - Fall and Spring Semester
Students who are interested in dance, choreography, and movement may choose to audition for our marching band color guard. Color guard is an extension of the winter guard program.
Winter Guards compete based on ability levels. There are several classes of competition:
Prerequisites: Placement by audition held in April
Required Performances: All football games including playoffs; all parades fall and spring; all marching and winter guard competitions
The Guard is open to all students enrolled or enrolling in 10th-12th grade. Students must register for the guard class offered 7th period to participate in the guard.
Color Guard Tryouts
Color Guard tryouts will take place April 26th - 30th. The SHS Color Guard try-outs are open to rising 9th, 10th, and 11th Graders. If you know anybody that would like to participate, please send them to one of the district band directors for information.
Winter Guard Competition Schedule
January 28, Dorman High School, Both Groups
February 11, Rock Hill High School, Both Groups
February 18, WGI Raleigh Regional, Varsity Group Only
March 3, WGI Atlanta Regional, Varsity Group Only
March 17, Byrnes High School, Both Groups
March 31, Western Carolina University, CIPA Championships, Both Groups
April 11-14, Winter Guard International World Championships held in Dayton, Ohio - Varsity Group Only
Carolina Indoor Performance Association is made up of units from SC, NC, TN, and VA.
WGI is an international organization with groups competing at World Championships from Japan, Canada, England, and the United States. In Dayton, Ohio our school will compete with 100+ other programs for 15 spots in the final competition. Our students have worked extremely hard and would love to see you out there to support them.
The following students are members of our Winter Guards. The JV group rehearses from 4-7 on Monday's and Fridays, the Varsity group rehearses from 4-7 on Tuesday's and Thursday's.
Spartanburg Gold Guard (Varsity)
Kensley Drummond; Victoria Feaster; Katie Henson; Samantha Henson; Sadresha Killingsworth; Khadijah Miller; Amarah Naraine; Britney Nesbitt; Dionta Posey; Basha Saffo; Sonny Sisan; Damari Smith
Spartanburg Blue Guard (Junior Varsity)
Lauren Hall; Nyla Miller; Tyree Lipscomb; Leanna Jones; Deja Foster; Brianna Cates; Kierra Collins; Deon Gary; Tamera Sullivan; Audrianna Franks; Audrey Wolfe; Nayohsa Evans; Tasha Gilliam; Shakeilla Greene; Jasmine Dowdell; Jennifer Robinson; Tiana Sullivan; Candice Fields; Jamariah Rice; Kimberly Ketner; Keuna Martin; Victoria Long; Paije Sartor; Ja’Toriya Benson
Raleigh Competition Results:
The Varsity winter guard had a very successful weekend at the Winter Guard International Raleigh, NC Regional. 24 Groups competed for 12 spots in the finals competition that evening. Our group placed 10 in prelims qualifying for finals, and moved up to 9th place in the final competition. Their score from this past weekend ranks them in the top 25 Scholastic A Guards in the Nation.
Dorman Competition Results:
The winter guard just completed competition at Dorman High School. SHS is proud of their accomplishments: