The West Springfield High School Color Guard, under the direction of Mr. Edgard Santos, is an integral part of the Marching Spartans Band, providing visual aspects to enhance the overall performance. The Guard is a group that brings an expressive element to visually interpret the music through the use of dance, drama and performances manipulating equipment such as flags, rifles and sabres.
Color Guard is open to all WSHS students, grades 9-12. Although many members do play instruments in the band, enrollment in a band class is not required for students to participate in the Guard.
A great extracurricular activity to enhance your college resume
Receive training in dance, rifles, flags & sabers
Make life-long friends
Be a part of a team
Earn a letter (fall and winter participation required)
Perform with the Band at half time, parades, pep rallies and competitions
The group travels throughout the state competing with a theatrical, choreographed show to prerecorded music using synchronized flags, rifles and sabres. Audition clinics typically begin at the end of marching season, in November and competition performances run from February to late March. If you have questions about winter guard please contact guard@WSHSspartanband.org.
CONGRATULATONS to the Winter Guard 2016
Edison and West Springfield Winter Guard took 1st place at the AIA Virginia Guard Championships for Scholastic A3.
Winter Guard Programs
"The World Without Us"
"I Could Have Danced"
"ExNihilo" This was a combined winter guard presentation of Edison and West Springfield High Schools.