CR High School South

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South Brunswick 2015 Regional Finalists!

The Council Rock South Winter Guard took the floor for the first time in the winter season of 2013.  John Burns and Color Guard instructor Lauren Moffatt Burns initiated the program from a deeply held belief that Winter Guard is an essential aspect of the high school band experience.  18 young ladies and gentlemen took to the floor for the first time in the Scholastic Novice class to perform “A New Dawn” featuring an original arrangement of “Morning has Broken.”  With a borrowed floor, borrowed flags, and stock costumes, the team worked diligently and finished the season in 13th place with a score of 83.5.
 

In 2014 the South Winter Guard performed a Production entitled “Boxed In” featuring an original composition that was crafted simultaneously alongside our staging.   This was also the first time that the team donned a custom designed costume by Tommy Keenum of The Band Hall.  At their first competition, South was promoted to the Scholastic Regional – A class!  Council Rock South performed at their first Winter Guard International Regional competing in Regional-A and not only made finals, but also won the scholastic Regional - A division!  Things continued to go well for South, and with a score of 90.98, Council Rock South won their first ever MAIN Event Championship, capping off an undefeated season!

In 2015 South moved up to Scholastic-A class with a production entitled “Indelible.”  Once again original music was composed for the group.  South purchased a floor and digital flags for the first time.  South held their own in this competitive new class, placing as high as 2nd at various contests.  The team made finals at the South Brunswick WGI Regional, and ultimately won the bronze medal at the MAIN Event!

We are very proud that we will offer this experience for a fourth year at Council Rock South. Bringing a quality winter guard production to the floor requires a lot of planning and hard work. Much like a theatrical production, modern winter guard utilizes artistic elements such as costumes, props, and music. Most of these props, flags, and the set itself are the result of the hard work of parents and volunteers. I’m very proud of our kids, and I try to make them cognizant of the fact that this experience would not be possible without the tireless efforts of our parents and volunteers, as well as the full support of our administration here at South.  Thank You to everyone who makes winter guard a reality here at Council Rock South!
 

On Saturday, February 20th the Council Rock South Marching Band will host its second annual Winter Color Guard competition, “SpinOut at the Rock.”  The event will feature 32 of the best color guards from New Jersey and Pennsylvania together in the spirit of comradery through competition. Council Rock South boasts one of the finest high school gymnasiums in Southeastern Pennsylvania, providing a superb performance venue for color guards at any level! 

 

            “SpinOut at the Rock” is a Mid-Atlantic Indoor Network (MAIN) winter guard competition.  Nearly every class of competition will be represented in our contest including: Middle School, Independent and Scholastic Novice, Independent and Scholastic Regional-A, Independent and Scholastic-A, Scholastic Open, and Independent and Scholastic World!  SpinOut will also feature performances from our own Holland-Richboro Middle School Winter Guard, and the Council Rock South Winter Guard. Many of the competitors in this event will move on to compete in the MAIN circuit championships on Saturday, April 26th at South Brunswick High School. 

 

“SpinOut at the Rock” serves as a fundraiser for the Council Rock South Marching Band. Dozens of parent and student volunteers will be on hand to make every aspect of the event run smoothly.  Your patronage in our beautiful cafeteria will directly benefit the students in our band and colorguard.  The first performance is tentatively scheduled for 3:00 p.m. and the awards ceremony will take place following the final performance of the night.

 

            I hope you will join us for this very special event!

 

Sincerely,

 

 

                                                 

John G. Burns, Jr.

Director of Bands

Council Rock High School South

 
Be sure to visit our website:  www.spinoutattherock.com
 
 
Below is a recap of our season so far:
 
Saturday, January 30th
 
Spring-Ford HS Royersford, PA

Results: FIRST Place out of 3, score of 55.15
 

Saturday, February 6th

Hillsborough HS Hillsborough, NJ

Results:TBA

Saturday, February 20      

Council Rock HS South Holland, PA

Results:             HOST

Saturday, February 27th

WGI South Brunswick Regional South Brunswick, NJ

Preliminary Results:              TBA

Sunday, February 28th

WGI South Brunswick RegionalSouth Brunswick, NJ

Finals Results: TBA

Saturday, March 5th

South Brunswick HS Mid-Season South Brunswick, NJ

Results:  TBA                   

Saturday, March 12th

Matawan HS, Matawan, NJ

Results:  TBA  

Saturday, March 21st

WGI Eastern Regional Championships Monmouth University, NJ

Results: Score of 75.05 Division I status

Saturday, April 2nd           

Upper Dublin HS,  Fort Washington, PA

Results:  TBA

Monday, April 11th                                                              
 
Council Rock High School South, PA

PARENT PREVIEW SHOW (Featuring C3, Council Rock North –White, and Council Rock South)

Saturday, April 16th

MAIN Circuit Championships South Brunswick, NJ

Results: TBA
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In its third year of existence, the Council Rock High School South winter guard is well on its way to making a name for itself as a fierce contender in the Scholastic-A class of the Mid-Atlantic Indoor Network (MAIN).  Following an undefeated season in the Scholastic Regional-A division, South moved up to the Scholastic -A division of competition for the 2015 season. 

Despite having an incomplete show for their first 4 performances, South finished as high as second place in local competition and made finals at the 2015 WGI South Brunswick Regional, placing 5th in the Scholastic-A division.  South also powered up to 2nd place at the MAIN mid-season show on Saturday, March 7th.  On Saturday March 14th, South won the Scholastic-A division at Hatboro-Horsham HS.

 

Looking ahead, South will be competing in their first WGI Regional Championship event, held at Monmouth University.  South will also compete once again at Somerville HS on March 28th.  The season will conclude at the MAIN Championships at South Brunswick High School on Saturday, April 25th.

 

Below is a recap of our season so far:

Saturday, February 6th         

Hillsborough HS                                                                      Hillsborough, NJ

Results:             Second Place out of 5, score of 63.68       

Saturday, February 21st       

Council Rock HS South                                                            Holland, PA

Results:             HOSTED OUR FIRST WINTER GUARD COMPETITION!

Saturday, February 28th                   

WGI South Brunswick Regional                                              South Brunswick, NJ

Preliminary Results:              Sixth Place out of 19, score of 71.2  WGI REGIONAL FINALIST!

Finals Results:                         Fifth Place out of 10, score of 71.7  WGI REGIONAL FINALIST!

Saturday, March 7th              

South Brunswick HS Mid-Season                                            South Brunswick, NJ

Results:                                   Second Place out of 10, score of 76.19                   

Saturday, March 15th            

Hatboro-Horsham HS                                                              Hatboro, PA

Results:                                   First Place out of 2, score of 75.68  

Saturday, March 21st

WGI Eastern Regional Championships                                   Monmouth University, NJ

Results:                                   Score of 75.05 Division I status

Saturday, March 28th            

Somerville HS                                                                          Branchburg, NJ

Results:                                   Third Place out of 6, score of 78.82 

Thursday, April 23rd                                                               Council Rock High School South, PA

PARENT PREVIEW SHOW (Featuring C3, Council Rock North –White, and Council Rock South)

Saturday, April 25th               

MAIN Circuit Championships                                      South Brunswick, NJ

Results:                                   Third Place, BRONZE MEDALISTS!!!
 
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South Brunswick Regional Champions

 

TheCouncil Rock South Winter Guard

 

The 2014 Winter Guard Season has come to its dramatic conclusion.  With a score of 90.98, Council Rock South has won their first ever MAIN Event Championship, capping off an undefeated season.  Coming off of a 13th place finish in Scholastic Novice class in 2013, South set off on a mission to bring a far more energetic, and sleek look to the stage in 2014.  Our Production entitled “Boxed In” feature dan original composition that was crafted simultaneously alongside our staging.  The staff was confident that our team would be more competitive in the Novice Class. We were so successful however, that we were promoted to Scholastic Regional-A at our first competition!

Our expectations for the new classification were open-ended as we headed into our first competition in the new class.  Low and behold, we managed to finish on top once again!  Prior to the start of the winter guard season, we registered for our first ever Winter Guard International Regional, assuming that we would be well out of our league as a locally Novice color guard.  Everyone was thrilled when we not only made finals, but also won the scholastic A division.  When the team also won the Mid-Season show on the following week, it was clear that we had a shot at winning it all!  Now that April 12th has come and gone, I can pinch myself and believe that it did happen.  Council Rock South is the 2014 Scholastic-A Regional Champion.

Winter Guard is an essential aspect of the high school band experience.  I am very proud that we will offer this experience for our second year at South.  Bringing a quality winter guard production to the floor requires a lot of planning and hard work.  Much like a theatrical production, modern winter guard utilizes artistic elements such as costumes, props, and music.  Most of these props, flags, and the set itself are the result of the hard work of parents under the direction of the creative staff.  There is often fundraising involved to help make these endeavors a success.  Additionally, parental help is needed to get our set, props, and our equipment from Council Rock South to each or our respective competition sites.  I’m very excited about the production, the cast and the amazing possibilities.  Together, we can make this an amazing season!

The South Winter Guard competes in the Mid-Atlantic Indoor Network.  Unlike festival style contests, all of these events will be ranking contests. Additionally, how well we do at each event will help determine our order of Performance at Circuit Championships.

Click Here for a Link to our REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Here is our Full Performance Schedule:

Saturday,February 1st         

Hillsborough HS                                                          Hillsborough,NJ

Results:             First Place out of 7, score of 78.8   Promotion to Regional-A Class

Saturday,February 15th       

J.P.Stevens HS                                                            Edison,NJ

Results:             First Place out of 3, score of 67.52 First Competition in Regional-A Class

Saturday,March 1st              

WGI South Brunswick Regional                                  South Brunswick, NJ

Preliminary Results:              First Place out of 7, score of 76.73   WGI REGIONAL FINALIST!

Finals Results:                         First Place out of 3, score of 76.47   WGI REGIONAL CHAMPION!

Saturday, March 8th             

South Brunswick HS Mid-Season                                South Brunswick, NJ

Results:                                    First Place out of 7,score of 78.69              

Saturday, March 15th                       

Hatboro-Horsham HS                                                  Hatboro, PA

Results:                                    First Place out of 5,score of 82.56  

Saturday, March 29th                       

Somerville HS                                                              Branchburg,NJ

Results:                                   First Place out of 6, score of 85.15

Thursday, April 10th                                                   Council Rock High School South, PA

PARENT PREVIEW SHOW (Featuring C3, Council Rock North –White, and Council Rock South)

Saturday, April 12th              

MAIN Circuit Championships                                      South Brunswick, NJ

 Results:                                  First Place out of 8, score of 90.98

                                                Scholastic Regional – A Gold Medalists