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winter Guard Contact Information

Carly Hemminger, Color Guard Director

chemminger41@gmail.com 

Timothy Bacon, Buchser Middle School Music Director

tbacon@scusd.net

Anna Welsh, Winter Guard Parent Volunteer

buchsercolorguard@gmail.com

Ji Seon Kim, Band Booster President

bmaboosters@gmail.com

Winter Guard

Buchser Winter Guard Season Begins Soon!

  • Come find out about Winter Guard at BMS Monday, January 13th from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the Aux Gym.  Members of the 2019 Santa Clara High School team will do a demonstration and share information.

  • Tryouts are Wednesday, January 15th from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

  • Informational parent meeting is Wednesday, January 15th at 6:30 pm in Buchser's Main Gym.

  • Contact Parent Volunteer Anna Welsh at buchsercolorguard@gmail.com for questions.

What is Winter Guard?

Winter guard is an indoor color guard sport derived from military ceremonies or veterans organizations ceremonies. Unlike traditional color guard, winter guard is performed indoors, usually in a gymnasium. Performances make use of recorded music rather than a live band or orchestra. Teams of athletes perform choreographed dances and routines with various equipment: flags, wooden rifles or sabres. 

Source: Wikipedia

Winter Guard at BMS

Buchser Middle School's Winter Guard season runs from the middle of January until early April.  There are two, 2-hour practices per week, usually on Mondays and Wednesdays, but subject to change.  Expect 1-3 performances, one of which will be on a Saturday.

There is a suggested team donation of $50 requested from each participant.  Equipment will be provided.

Winter Guard practicing
Members of Buchser's Winter Guard practice outside on the school campus