In My Own Words: Color Guard memories are worth a thousand words

In My Own Words

In this installment of In My Own Words, Lyana Hall discusses her love of being a member of the indoor color guard.

What is color guard?

Color guard is a place where you make life-long friendships and laugh harder than you may have ever laughed. The girls in color guard became my sisters who I tell everything. They understand me and I understand them.


Every competition is meaningful especially the ride there and back. I get to bond with my fellow guard members. We talk about the most interesting and deeply personal things. We laugh so hard my face hurts and sometimes we laugh so hard we cry. We talk about the most random things you can think of. I have learned so much about every single one of these girls that made a positive impact in my life.

I’m such a lucky girl to have wonderful memories with all of these close friends I have made. I care about these girls, they are family. I always look forward to practices and learning new drill and dance work that goes along with the drill.


I enjoy laughing with them until I can’t feel my face and where crying so hard that we end up crying.

The competitions are worth a thousand words to me. They mean so much especially when I get to spend it with all of these amazing girls who I am lucky to my closes friends.

I tell those girls everything and anything. They are all easy to talk to and the memories and laughing are my favorite because I get share them with these special ladies.


Bit by bit, in the end, it’s not all about spinning flags, making sure you have that perfect toss on saber, or even having the wonderful solo on rifle. It’s about being there for one another. We are a color guard family with even better memories.

There is never a dull moment in color guard. It’s usually fun, loud, and full of laughter. Even though this is my first year, it feels like I have been a member for a lifetime. Joining guard has truly been a pleasure being in and I’m sad that it has to be over until outdoor starts.

In My Own Words is a first person written series that highlights Lampeter-Strasburg High School students activities.

--By Lyana Hall, LS News reporter

The opinions of the stated author does not constitute an official position of the Lampeter-Strasburg School District or of the LS News editorial board.

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