The West Orange High School Winter Color Guard is one of the most award-winning groups the campus has to offer. The winter color guard is a high-energy team that combines the artistry of color guard with athleticism of dance. This team competes indoors from January through April locally. Anyone can be a part of the color guard. Please look over all of the information included carefully and follow all appropriate deadlines.
Before submitting your information, please take a moment and look over the full season calendar. Please visit www.wohsmusic.org and click on Home and Band Calendar. Attendance at all practices and competitions is mandatory. The season is a few months long and for it to be successful we need support of all students and parents.
The 2018-19 season begins in mid-November. The participation fee per student to participate in the winter color guard varies if you are part of the Junior Varsity or Varsity team. The JV team participation fee is $75.00 and Varsity team participation fee is $600.00. This cost will include food for competition days throughout the season (supplied by the Music Boosters), a season T-shirt, and show flip-flops. Extra supplies will be needed if your child is a first-time color guard member, including a warm-up jacket and special performance undergarments. Varsity members, the fee this season includes much of the trip to Dayton, Ohio for WGI Championships in April 2019.
The Music Boosters organization is an integral part of the marching band and color guard and it is extremely important for every family to be involved with this wonderful group. During the fall and winter seasons, the Music Boosters offers many fundraising opportunities. I strongly encourage all families to participate in all fundraisers to offset the costs of participation. The participation fee includes membership in the Music Boosters.
In order to prepare for two teams this season the staff must have accurate information for all members. The Registration Form must be submitted by December 1.The Payment for Participation Fee and Guard Wear must be submitted by December 14. If paying the Varsity team fees in installments, the first installment and Guard Wear must be submitted by December 14 and the second and third installments by January 15 and February 15, respectively.
Please note that there will be absolutely no refunds after January 4, 2019 for any reason.
The staff is looking forward to another great season. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at any time.
Erin LagaticBand Director & Color Guard Advisorelagatic@westorangeschools.org973.669.5301 x 31549
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