NL Colorguard Stands Out in Competition
The North Lamar Colorguard started off the winter guard season with a bang by placing first at Little Elm High School for the first competition of the 2014 season. Then on February 8 the team traveled to Coppell High School to take second and was moved up to the next class because of their high score, which was the highest ever for the group.
During the winter guard season, color guards compete independently from the bands using pre-recorded music and equipment such as flags or rifles. The teams perform on a special mat that is painted to reflect the theme and to enhance the overall look of the show. Traditionally, they perform with the marching band during football games at halftime and to express dynamic passages in music played by the marching band at competitions.
“It is a blessing to be able to coach and spend time with this group of ladies every day,” said NL Colorguard Coach Donna Smith. “They work so hard and are benefiting from that hard work. I can’t wait to see how they continue to progress to the end of their season.”
The team has two more contests to finish the season. Their next performance will be on March 8 at James Bowie High School followed by the State Championships on March 29 at South Grand Prairie High School.
Members of the North Lamar Colorguard beginning front row left are Emily Johnston, Cassidy Money, Destiny Lambert, April Widner, and Haylie Stringer; middle row, Jaden Estes, Jennifer Wirges, Rebekah Reed, Nancy Castillo, and Kaylie Stringer; and top tow, Lauren Patterson, Cheyanne Jones, Lexi Coco, Reaghan Johnson, Taylor White, Michelle Chavez, Lauren Johnson, and Essence Corpus.