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.
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Here is our Full Performance Schedule:
Hillsborough HS Hillsborough,NJ
Results: First Place out of 7, score of 78.8 Promotion to Regional-A Class
J.P.Stevens HS Edison,NJ
Results: First Place out of 3, score of 67.52 First Competition in Regional-A Class
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