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Colorguard Spin Fun Day Saturday, May 4, 2019
Auxiliary Gym, 1-4pm
Free. Open to rising 9th-12th graders interested in learning more about the Raider Colorguard and Winterguard teams. For new and returning students. No experience required. 
Questions? Contact Colorguard Director: Marshelley McGhee (mmarsh2103@gmail.com

Colorguard Audition Clinics from 5-8pm each day
Monday, May 6, 2019
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Friday, May 10, 2019
Questions? Contact Colorguard Director: Marshelley McGhee (mmarsh2103@gmail.com

view or download the Spring 2019 Colorguard Flyer



The Raiders Colorguard and Winterguard teams are part of the Band Program. Colorguard is a fall semester group which performs with the Marching Band at Varsity Football games and other fall semester events. Winterguard competitions occur during spring semester.

Questions? Contact Colorguard Director: Marshelley McGhee (mmarsh2103@gmail.com) ​​​


2018-19 Winterguard & Colorguard News


First Place Honors to Raider Winterguard at Etowah Competition
Congratulations to the Winterguard for winning first place on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Southern Association for the Performing Arts (SAPA) competition. The troupe competed at Etowah High School in the Scholastic A division and scored their highest point total so far this season. The Raiders perform a beautiful, and incredibly moving, show which is a tribute to all who suffer from cancer. 






Raiders Win Awards at White Columns Invitational November 3, 2018

Congratulations to the Marching Band and Color Guard for their award winning performances at the 14th Annual White Columns Invitational competition. 

Held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Milton High School, the Color Guard and Drum Majors received "Superior" ratings while the Percussion and Marching Band earned "Excellent" ratings. Additionally, the Color Guard won first place in the Class A division.


Raiders Compete at Creekview Classic Saturday, September 29, 2018
In only the second competition of the year, the Raider Marching Band and Color Guard had an outstanding day at the Creekview Classic in Canton. 

Congratulations to the Color Guard and Drum Majors for receiving "Superior" ratings and to the Percussion and Marching Band for their "Excellent" ratings.





     
2018-19 Colorguard Announced
Following several days of clinics and auditions in May​, judges named the 2018-19 Colorguard members. Congratulations to the following students:
​​​Julie Mittelstedt, Head Captain
Shira Alperin, Co-Captain
Aisha Abundez
Michelle Brannon
Summer Coleman
Narty Esteva-Cruz
Mahri Fair
Iysis Head
Kevin Hernandez
Mia Hill
Ella Morgen
Kevin Muniz
Patrice Patrick
​Sage Patterson
Paris Penn
Kateleigh Ponds
Niejah Reels
Mikala Riley
Arla Roashan
Dakota Santiago
Deja Sello
Sophia Vandat
Nyla Ward
Lisa Xu



2017-18 Winterguard & Colorguard News


Winterguard Wins First Place at National Championships

The Raider Winterguard, formed just over a year ago, wrapped up their 2018 season by attending the Southern Association for Performance Arts (SAPA) Championships in Chattanooga on Saturday, April 7. The 2018 season began in January and the Raiders participated in five shows in the metro area, garnering medals and accolades as they progressed to the National Championships. Their award-winning show featured “Seize the Day” from the Broadway show “Newsies.” Congratulations to the Raiders for scoring the highest of any group in their classification (Scholastic Regional A) in addition to winning the gold medal for their division. View the 19-member Winterguard's winning performance, directed by Marshelley McGhee and instructor Daniel Chung (link)​ Auditions for the Marching Band's Color Guard will be in early May. Look for more information soon.​


Winterguard Wins 1st Place at Villa Rica
Congratulations to the Raider Winterguard for their First Place finish at the 2018 Villa Rica competition. Held Saturday, February 24, 2018, the "Newsies" won the Novice class division by five points. In an exciting trend, the Raiders scored 15 points higher than their previous performance. 

Next on the schedule is the Flowery Branch Invitational. The Newsies perform at 12 noon on Saturday, March 17. 


Winterguard Opens Season at Etowah With 2nd Place Trophy

Congratulations to the Raider Winterguard for opening the 2017-18 season with a Second Place Trophy. The team, formed in February 2017, participated in its first competition of the year at Etowah High School on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Under the direction of community coach Marshelley McGhee, the Raiders were one of 11 units in the Novice class (for introductory and beginning levels). This year's team, which practices twice a week, has 19 young men and women. They plan to take their show, featuring music from the Broadway show "Newsies," to six competitions this spring. ​



          
2017-18 Winterguard Announced
Following four days of workshops and auditions, judges named the 2017-18 Winterguard members. Congratulations to the following students:
​​​Isaiah Ortiz, Rifle Captain​
Julia Jones, Flag Captain
Shira Alperin, Co-Captain
Flag Line:
Aisha Abundez
Jada Bates
Michelle Brannon
Sasha Cottrell
Mahri Fair
Julia Jones
Carmen Hernandez
Kevin Hernandez
Kevin Muniz
Niejah Reels
Rifle Line:
Shira Alperin
Shelby Arrigo
Summer Coleman
Jesus Flores
Mia Hill
Julie Mittelstedt
Ella Morgen
Isaiah Ortiz
Sophia Vandat
Lise Xu




Raider Marching Band, Percussion, & Color Guard Win Awards

Congratulations to the Marching Band for their award-winning performances at the 13th Annual White Columns Invitational competition. Held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Milton High School, the Raider Marching Band won First Place in their classification. The Band and Percussion earned "Excellent" ratings, while the Color Guard and Drum Majors earned "Superior" ratings. Best in Class awards in Class A went to the Raiders for Color Guard, Percussion, Visual Performance, Musical Performance, and Overall General Effect.


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​​Band & Colorguard Social Media

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Twitter
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Links & Documents
Support the Colorguard & Winterguard by joining the Band and Orchestra Boosters (BOB)
Band and ​Orchestra Boosters (BOB) page ​
​BOB Membership Forms
Band & Orchestra, English
Band & Orch​estra, Spanish

​Make Donations​ to BOB using PayPal

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​​Charms Online for Band and Orchestra Parents
​Marching Band Home Football Game Food Order Form​
Order & pre-pay the day before each home game. Food delivered to stadium bleachers following halftime show.
Menu and ​Order Form
​​Marching Band Physical Forms
Each member of the Marching Band, Colorguard, and Winterguard must have current physical and up-to-date forms on file in Arbiter Athlete: 
Athletic Forms & Arbiter Athlete link ​
BOB Expense Reimbursement Online Form
          online form ​link
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