COLOR GUARD

Staff

 

Director: Alejandro Garcia

 

Lead Tech: Carolina Fisher-Irizarry

 

Tech: COMING SOON

 

Tech: COMING SOON

 

CONSULTANT: COMING SOON

 

Additional Staff: COMING SOON

 

Colorguard Leadership

 

Head Captain: Alex Ibarra

 

Co-Captain: Coming Soon

 

Social Officer: Brianna Lagunas

 

ABOUT THE CONNALLY COLORGUARD

 

 WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR MEMBERSHIP IN CONNALLY'S FALL COLOR GUARD?

  • All Connally HS students in Grades 9-12 for the 2020-2021 school year. No prior experience is required for students in Grades 9, 10, 11 or 12

 

If you, or someone you know is interested in trying something new, making new friends, performing, and having tons of fun, please Register Here 

 

WHAT IS THE CONNALLY COLOR GUARD? What am I getting myself into?!

ColorGuard is a unique blend of athleticism and performance art. 

 

The Connally "Fall" Color Guard  is made up of Grade 7-12 students with 0-6 years of experience. We welcome students with no experience as well as those with many years of experience. Students in the summer & fall season color guard will be involved with the connally marching band fall show. The members will be trained in basic flag, rifle, and dance technique, while also learning choreography for a 7-8 minute show. 

 

High school students are enrolled in a curricular class that meets every day. This class will focus on the elements of dance, movement, choreography and us of equipment (flags, rifles, sabers). This group will have rehearsals outside of the school day Mondays, Wednesdays. Students are required to attend co-curricular rehearsals and performances. 

 

THE CONNALLY COLOR GUARD IS SCHOLASTIC REGIONAL “A” CLASS CHAMPION! 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What will members learn?

The lessons learned as a member of the color guard extend well beyond the physical spinning and dancing techniques that are taught. While these are important, more important are those “not-so-obvious” attributes and skills members will gain such as: Teamwork, Strength (physically, mentally, and emotionally), Perseverance, Confidence, Dedication, FUN, Excellence, Pride, Passion, Leadership, Time- Management, Creativity, and a High Standard of Personal Achievement.

 

Who Joins Color Guard?

The Color Guard brings together many different types of people, with many different backgrounds and levels of experience. There is no one “color guard type.” Becoming a member of the color guard helps individuals to meet and become friends with people they may not have known otherwise. Because the color guard boasts such a diverse population, members are able to learn a  variety of new ideas and skills simply by learning from each other.

 

Can BOYS join the Color Guard?

The Connally Color Guard is open to all! There are no Race/gender biases in this program.  We promote inclusion and welcome all who are willing to learn.  There are thousands of males all over the country that love performing in color guard.

 

Why should I/my child join the Color Guard?

   ⚐ To try something new

   ⚐ To have FUN!

   ⚐ To learn new physical skills or get in better shape

   ⚐ To perform and compete

   ⚐ To be part of a team

   ⚐ To strive for excellence and reach personal as well as team goals and dreams

   ⚐ To receive equipment skills and dance training from a experienced staff 

 

When does the season start?

The season typically starts in May or June. Throughout the season, the members rehearse 2-3 times per week at John B. Connally High School. Performances occur at Friday night home football games at JBCHS and on competitions which are on Saturdays between the months of sept-dec.

 

Being a member of the color guard offers individuals the opportunity to work (really) hard, but also play (really) hard!! Members rehearse, perform, and compete as a team, while also achieving individual success. Be prepared to work hard, sweat, laugh, cry with joy, scream with excitement, and have a blast!!

 

For any further questions or more information, please contact Mr. Garcia: at alejandro.Garcia@pfisd.net

 

OUR TEAMS - FALL & WINTER SEASONS:

 

SUMMER/FALL GUARD:

Connally Color Guard - (June thru December) The "fall guard" is made up of Grade 9-12 students with 0-5 years of experience. This is our largest team and it welcome students with no experience as well as those with many years of experience. This class will focus on the elements of dance, movement, choreography and us of equipment (flags, rifles, sabers). This group will have rehearsals outside of the school day Mondays, and Wednesdays. Students are required to attend co-curricular rehearsals and performances. 

 

After the fall marching season, this group will be divided into the different levels for Winter Guard. If you have questions about Color Guard or Winter Guard please contact Mr. Garcia ( alejandro.Garcia@pfisd.net ) or the Director of Bands Mr Brooks (dajuan.Brooks@pfisd.net)

 

WINTER GUARD:

Cadet Winter Guard - COMING SOON!

 

(November thru March) The Cadet Guard is made up primarily of Grade 7-8 students from the two middle schools Dessau and Westview.  There will be no audition for this group, all are welcomed to join.  This group promotes positivity to get their students excited about the activity. Their group will compete in the TCGC Cadet class which is geared toward their age group.  

 

JV Winterguard - COMING SOON!

 

SCHOLASTIC “A” Winter Guard - (December thru March) 

 

The "A" Guard is made up of students from connally High School.  This group will perform many times throughout the winter season. Their season will conclude in mid-March at TCGC Championship Finals.

 

If you have questions about Color Guard or Winter Guard please contact Mr. Garcia ( alejandro.Garcia@pfisd.net )