Color guard prepares for first performance


Senior Marguerite Bright (left) and freshmen Ashten Asimos (right) practice flag tosses in the Ocean Lakes Community Park on July 17. Picture taken by Morgan Bush.

Ocean Lakes color guard prepares for the upcoming season with frequent practice and drills.

On August 30, the color guard performs to a song by Dua Lipa on the football field in front of band parents. This performance gives the friends and family of color guard a special look at their production.

“It shows our parents how much hard work and dedication we put in during bandcamp,” said senior and co-captain Charles Haines.
In preparation for the performance, the color guard practices every Tuesday from 3:00-7:00 p.m. The ensemble focuses on flag tosses and dance technique. A few featured flag tosses in the coming show are the silk double toss, pop tosses, and a switch fix toss.

“Flag tosses give us a stronger performance value. They help create a more entertaining show as well as showcasing the talent and skill the color guard has,” said Haines.