Prerequisites: Must be in Marching Band Zero period class and participate in all activities in Fall Term. Must be enrolled in Color Guard class only in Spring Term.
(Fall Term 1st Period/Spring Term 5th Period)
This ensemble adds the visual performance to the Marching Band’s music. Students learn a great deal of dance/body movement techniques. In the fall, Guard is part of the Marching Band. In the spring, Guard becomes a unique guard-only competitive team and competes in shows in the San Jose area from January through March. In the fall, the Guard attends all Marching Band practices and activities. In the spring, Color Guard rehearses 2 evenings a week as well as Saturdays. See the calendar at www.gbemeraldbrigade.org. The class is designed to teach students with little or no experience how to use good dance technique as well as perform with a flag, rifle, or saber.