The 2018 Winter Guard clinic and auditions will be held Oct 22-24. We will be on the outside basketball court behind the school. Please bring water, sunblock, and appropriate (gym) clothes. We will practice from 3:00-4:30 each day. Please ask your ride to be here and ready to pick you up at 4:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to come! Please see me in room 206 to sign-up and for more info!
Look at how much we’ve grown! 2015-16 to 2018-19
Band Camp for 2018-2019
Band Camp over the summer is the foundation for our marching season, and it is imperative all students are there every day, on time, and ready to learn. The dates and times for Band Camp this year are as follows:
Color Guard Clinic at SWHS is April 16-19 with Try-Outs on April 19. EVERYONE is invited to attend the clinic for $20, and you do not have to try-out. If you want to march with the band in the fall, you must try-out on April 19.
Winter Guard Competition Schedule and Locations
Copy and paste this link for ALL Competitions on our circuit - https://gcgpc.org/
We will be attending the following competitions: 2-3-18 @ Tate High School in Pensacola, FL 2-10-18 @ Choctawhatchee High School in FWB, FL 3-3-18 @ Pace High School in Pace, FL
Schedule of Competition Day
The day of each competition we will meet at SWHS at 8am for a morning practice from 8-12. At 12 we will break for lunch and to do hair and make-up. At 2pm we will board the bus and go to the competition. (FWB we may leave at 3 depending on show time.) Once at the competition location we will start official warm-ups at 5:00 and perform at 5:24. The awards are at 10pm. The full schedule is on the GCGPC website. (These times are based on the Tate High School Schedule. I expect the times to be about the same at all locations.)
Winter Practice (Jan-April 2018)
Winter Guard Practice is every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-5:00. Sometimes we will have an all day Sunday practice (as needed).
Fall Practice/Schedule (Aug-Nov 2017)
Click the link above to view the full band schedule (practice, games, performances). Color Guard practice is generally Mon 2:30-4:30, Tues 2:30-5:30, and Thurs 2:30-5:30. There is a football game every Friday. It is best to plan to stay after school on Friday's to get ready for the games (hair, make-up, etc).
Summer Band Camp @ SWHS
Mon-Thurs July 17-20 from 8am-230pm. Mon-Thurs July 24-27 from 8am-5pm.
Color Guard Try-Outs for 2017-2018 School Year
May 8-10 after school (time TBA depending on ECMS)
There are many different summer camps out there.
My favorite is USA Half Time Camp (see below). Click the pic to go to their website for more info.