Congratulations to these students who made the 2019 Color Guard!

Lily Smola Captain
Maribel Tovar Co-captain
Zoe Hunt
Bryan Hill
Kristina Rando
Hailey Orozco
Samantha Magee
Chyanna Camacho
Nathan Humphries
Paula Tovar
Bailey Sager
Miranda Sloan
Claudia Castillo - Alternate
Delila Aguilar - Alternate
Angelina Cedillo - Alternate
Rachal Deen - Alternate

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COLOR GUARD

The color guard at Sweetwater High School is part of the marching band.  Through the use of costume, equipment, and movement, the color guard members present an exciting visual element to the marching show.  The guard is also an important part of the band at parades, pep rallies, and other events.

Equipment used can include flags, rifles, sabers, and props which may be spun, tossed, moved, or even thrown.  Movement may range from the ability to march, dance, run, and present varying theatrical moves to bring the show to a spectacular level of artistry and sophistication.

Guard members are expected to receive training at a color guard camp during the summer.  All members are required to attend a camp together of their director's choice, but individuals may attend other additional camps if they wish.  Training and show preparation will be given at the Sweetwater Band Camp starting in August. Instruction will continue in band class and outside of school rehearsal times.

Color guard is open to anyone who wants to be a part of it.  Sign ups, preliminary training, and auditions happen near the end of the previous school year.  Joining after these proceeding will be left up to the color guard instructor and head band director, e.g. school transfers.

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

All new color guard members are required to purchase the following items.  The money for these should be given to the band directors who will order the items to keep everything uniform.

1.  Black jazz shoes ……………..……………..…………$35
2.  Monogrammed bag ………….…………………..……$35
3. Color guard shirt ..……………..………….……………$20
4. Color guard warm up suit ……………….….…………$60

Total amount:  $150

Any special undergarments, make-up, or hair supplies needed to complete the uniformed look will also need to be purchased.

If you make the team, you must be prepared to pay for the shoes, bag, guard shirt, and warm up suit.  Please pay in cash or make check payable to Sweetwater Band.  Veteran members will only need to pay for the current color guard shirt.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the band directors.