Mission Viejo High School Instrumental Music

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Color Guard performers participate in competitive groups throughout the school year. In the fall, Color Guard is the auxiliary that accompanies the Marching Band in Western Band Association (WBA) field performance and adds to the overall visual effect. The Color Guard interprets the music that the Marching Band is playing via the synchronized spinning of flags, sabres, rifles, or other pieces of equipment, and through dance. The Color Guard uses different colors and styles of flags to enhance the visual effect of the Marching Band as a whole. Visit the Marching Band & Color Guard page for details on their season.

When the field season ends, the Color Guard competes indoors and is known as Winter Guard. This auditioned group is similar to outdoor Color Guard, except the performances are indoors on gymnasium floors and the traditional marching band music is replaced with a recording of music. The gymnasium floor typically is covered by an individually designed tarp (called a floor by performers). The performers often compete barefoot, but wearing jazz shoes or modern dance shoes is also common practice. Guards compete against one another based on skill level.

Mission Viejo Winter Guard competes in the Scholastic Open Guard division of the Winter Guard International (WGI) circuit and the West Coast Winter Guard (WCWG) circuit. They perform at various local contests as well as circuit championships, and travel to regional competitions including the WGI West Power Regionals in Las Vegas, Nevada. Winter Guard has also participated in the WGI World Championships in Dayton, Ohio, against schools who have all attained a high level of achievement in regional contests to compete in the national and world championships.

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