Orientation Meetings :
March - 13th, 27th & April 10th, 7pm, SFHS Band Hall
April 15th, 16th & 17th 5pm - 7:30pm, SFHS Aux Gym
The color guard at South Forsyth High School is a part of the marching band and music program. This unit is comprised of marching band members who add visual impact and color to the musical performance in a challenging activity that combines equipment work with dancing and marching.
By using flags, sabres, rifles, swing flags, and other pieces of equipment pertaining to the music, as well as a mix of ballet, jazz, modern, and contemporary modern dance, the color guard interprets the music into a stunning visual element.
Auditions for this group are held in the late spring and are open to all rising 9th grade through 12th grade students. Specific audition requirements vary each time, but often include equipment work, movement, and dance. However, we strongly encourage those students who play an instrument to stay in band class.
South Forsyth Winterguard Program
Winter guard is an indoor color guard activity derived from military ceremonies or veterans organizations ceremonies. Unlike traditional color guard, winter guard is performed indoors, usually in a gymnasium or an indoor arena.
Winter guards use the same equipment as they do during the marching band season. The use of sabres, rifles, and flags, along with choreography, add to the effect of the theme of the show. Along with their equipment, the ensemble performs on a 55'x80' vinyl tarp that is painted in accordance to the theme of the show. This helps shape the set design for the overall effect.
During the winter program, the guard continues to master their equipment skills and learn a higher vocabulary of choreography. The winter guard focuses more on dance and movement skills put in the routine to challenge the group and to bring them to the next level of precision and skill.