Color Guard Catches Judges Off Guard

This spectacular achievement will leave you spinning


photo via Alexandra Christensen

Color guard poses for a picture post-performance

  For the first time in six years, El Modena’s very own color guard team placed second in their division at championships. Furthermore, they had just two days to learn the winning routine.

  Going home with a silver medal meant a lot to the team, and they definitely earned it. They started the winter guard season with a routine choreographed to What Do You Mean by Justin Beiber, but went through four different shows before settling on the one they performed at the championships at Huntington Beach High School.

  When asked to describe their show, senior Alexandra Christensen stated, “We didn’t really have a theme for it, but it was more about working together as a color guard instead of focusing on the storyline.”

  While championships marked the official end of the winter guard season, the team is still working hard on their spinning and technique. They still have practices, and this year color guard is even performing at the goodbye assembly. El Modena’s color guard team has not performed at the goodbye assembly in a number of years, so it will definitely be exciting to see them up on stage once again.

   Colorguard influences its members in the best way, and as Christensen said, “Without the experiences I’ve had with people that were on the team in the past and with this team, I’ve grown into a person that I actually am very proud to be. And I don’t know necessarily if I would be who I wanted to be without color guard.”

  This year’s color guard team has grown and improved profusely, and it will be quite a thrill to see what the team has in store in the years to come.

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