photo from RHS Winter Guard Site
RHS Winter Guard Performs on April 10
The RHS Winter Guard invites you to join them for a special performance of their 2014 production, HARD LINES | soft curves on Thursday, April 10 from 8-8:30 p.m. in RHS Gym 1. This sophisticated, exciting piece highlights the talent and hard work that earned the team a promotion to the prestigious Scholastic A Class in their regional circuit. These amazing performers have intrigued audiences and impressed judges since their debut performance in January and on April 12 they will conclude their season at circuit championships. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the 2014 RHS Winter Guard in a one-time only home performance!
For more information, email RHSGuard@hotmail.com.
The Ridgewood High School Winterguard is an integral part of the RHS Band Program. While this group practices and performs independently from the band, the skills learned are easily transferred to the field for the fall marching band season.
The Winterguard is a competitive team activity that performs a 4 – 5 minute routine that is choreographed and performed to recorded music. The Winterguard emphasizes dance and compliments choreography with flags, sabres, rifles, and other props. Competitions take place throughout the tri-state area, including the WGI (Winter Guard International) Regional Championships. The Winterguard season begins with two long weekends rehearsals in December before settling into a practice schedule of once or twice during the school week, depending upon gym availability. Weeknight practices are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings at the start of the season, and often taper off to once a week by mid February. The guard also rehearses on Saturdays beginning in January. The competition season ends in mid March.
A date for the information and organizational meeting will be announced in the coming months. At that time, audition and membership expectations will be discussed, and audition scoring rubrics and season calendars will be distributed. Students are encouraged to bring a parent to this meeting.
Although no experience is necessary to audition for the Winterguard, many find some dance experience to be helpful. Students must be able to demonstrate good coordination, body control and rhythm, and an ability to learn flag techniques and dance routines. A good work ethic is absolutely essential, and students must be able to commit to the schedule of rehearsals and competitions which will be posted on this website. Due to the regulations of our competition circuits (Mid Atlantic Indoor Network and Winter Guard International), there are a limited number of spaces available.
Winterguard Instructor is Meredith Gnerre